A Message from Department Head Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez
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.