Programs & Courses

Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes

The American Ethnic Studies undergraduate curriculum prepares students to understand the breadth, key content, theories, and research methodologies in the fields of race of ethnic studies. Upon graduation, students should have knowledge of ethnic-specific as well as comparative, interdisciplinary issues surrounding the experience of African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, and Chicano/as. The major is designed to help students acquire the skills to think and write critically about race, class, ethnicity, and multiple categories of social diversity in social and historical contexts.

Research, Internships, and Service Learning

AES majors have the opportunity to become actively engaged in personalized research and discovery through independent study and research courses offered in each program concentration. In addition, motivated students are able to engage in a variety of professional, community-based internships and practicum experiences.