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American Ethnic Studies

American Ethnic Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the historical, political, social, and cultural realities that have shaped the development of America's diverse ethnic populations. In the program, students develop skills in critical thinking, comparative analysis, social theory, data analysis, and communication. Emphasis is placed on equipping students with marketable, transferable skills that translate into living and working in a diverse world. American Ethnic Studies knowledge plays an important role in building a truly inclusive multicultural democracy. With the appropriate additional training, students in American Ethnic Studies will be well prepared to competitively pursue careers in education, law, medicine, public health, public relations, journalism, politics, social work, business, counseling, and more.

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Related American ethnic studies links

American Ethnic Studies – Kansas State University

K-State Libraries – The Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center

American Ethnic Studies Research Guide

The National Association for Ethnic Studies

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

University of Maryland – Diversity Database