Explore factors that bear on the lives and experiences, both past and present, of ethnically diverse peoples.
Develop an understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures of Africa—how they are relative to other cultures, and, ultimately, a better understanding of your own.
Addresses sociohistorical, cultural, and political issues relating to African Americans.
Looks at indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere with a focus on tribal cultures of the Great Plains, taught from a Native perspective.
Contributes to your awareness and understanding of the diverse peoples, histories, and cultures of Central and South America's many nations.
“My time in Dr. Amelia Montes' capstone class was really transformative for me. It was where I finally felt like was able to come into my own as a scholar of ethnic studies. In her class we read some of the most foundational books from authors like Gloria Anzaldua, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. I learned so much, but I also felt like I was given opportunities to teach, which is precisely what I needed in my personal life as I prepared to graduate.”