American Ethnic Studies Mission Statement
America's future depends upon our ability to develop a citizenry that is multiculturally competent. Dynamic changes occurring throughout the global world regarding demographic changes, political conflict, and changing economic orders, will require institutions of higher learning to graduate students who are comfortable in dealing with cultural differences, and who can provide effective multicultural leadership.
American Ethnic Studies is committed to graduating students with either a major or minor who have the knowledge, personal attributes and skills to successfully live and work in a diverse world.
A competency-based curriculum focusing on the total student experience will provide learning opportunities for students who can operate competently, confidently, and comfortably within a multicultural setting and with the tools to adapt to a rapidly changing multicultural environment.
(Developed Spring 2001)