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American Ethnic Studies


CONGRATULATIONS to American Ethnic Studies major Chelsea Turner, recipient of the 2020 Pat J. Bosco Leadership Studies Outstanding Graduating Senior award!

Chelsea Turner’s contributions within the American Ethnic Studies Department are matched by her contributions to other units and to the campus at large. The Pat J. Bosco award recognizes leadership and campus involvement while at Kansas State, and academic excellence in leadership studies courses. While at K-State Chelsea also received the 2017 Commerce Bank Presidential Student Award for Distinguished Services in Enhancing Multiculturalism at Kansas State University was established in the spring of 1997 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to diversity enhancement within the student sector. The Bosco Leadership Studies Outstanding Senior Award was established to recognize and honor Pat Bosco's 35+ years of leadership to Kansas State University as well as the vital role he has played in the creation and establishment of the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership Studies. Again, congratulations and thank you Chelsea for your stellar contributions! 





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

Tel: 785-532-2112

The Wayne C. Rohrer Scholarship for declared AMETH majors

Applications due by September 30, 2020 to awolfe@ksu.edu

Form found on AMETH website under Undergraduate/Scholarships


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

AMETH is online 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.
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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.