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American Ethnic Studies

Congratulations American Ethnic Studies Student Marley Lowe Elected as National Representative

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The AFA-NIET announced that K-State Speech Team junior Marley Lowe is one of two student representatives on the national committee. Out of eight regional student positions, only two are elected to serve as national representatives. Lowe is the first K-State student to be elected to this office.  We are so proud of you Marley!

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American Ethnic Studies
Kansas State University
102 Leasure Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Tel: 785-532-2112

A Message from Department Head Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez

Amid the enormous challenges associated with the pandemic that is upon us, I take this moment to remind us that spring begins today (March 19). Spring equinox always promises  rebirth, regeneration, life, new beginnings, hope. It is a day of balance on our planet because it features equality (equinox): the day and the night are of equal length today. It is my hope that we can draw some of our inspiration and strength from our planetary movements, the larger picture of life.
Together we will emerge from the challenges we face. Let us stay in close touch and keep our American ethnic studies community and our families strong into the future. Students, please know that we professors and staff, are just one click away. Please turn to us with any questions, concerns, or just to check in. We are here for you, as always.
Please remember to wear your masks out in public.
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You Belong
American Ethnic Studies courses prepare students to function productively in today's multicultural society. We  provide deep multidisciplinary insight into America's race relations, drawing from nearly every area of study: from all the social sciences, the humanities, the arts. Students learn how race and ethnic understandings have been shaped across history and why the subject of race is in the news headlines every day. We explore Native American, African American, Mexican/Latina/o American and Asian American historical and cultural dynamics. Employers seek college graduates with ethnic studies skills: the ability to productively harness ethnic differences; the capacity to work in multicultural teams; and respectful multicultural communication ability.
AMETH Major = 33 Credits
AMETH Minor = 15 Credits
AMETH NEW Intercultural Competence Certificate = 12 Credits
K State's American Ethnic Studies is the only degree program of this kind in the state of Kansas. Within this era of major demographic transformation, we are seeing an increased demand for American ethnic studies programs. 


Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez - Department Head Welcomes You to AMETH

Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez

A huge congratulations to our Spring 2020 AMETH graduates:


Sending warm wishes for a future filled with making/being part of change in your very wonderful future enterprises.