WELCOME BACK - Spring 2021
A Message from Department Head, Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez
AMETH is here for you whenever you need us. Amid the enormous challenges associated with the pandemic that is upon us, let's 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.
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. 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.