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2024-2025 University Catalog 
2024-2025 University Catalog

Ethnic and Women’s Studies

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Jocelyn Pacleb, Chair

Jose Aguilar-Hernandez
Sandy Dixon
Alvaro Huerta
Anita Jain
Ayana Jamieson
Shayda Kafai
Haiming Liu
Marimas Hosan Mostiller

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department offers an educational program designed to equip students with the knowledge, analytical skills, and experience necessary to effectively live and work in today’s diverse society.

History, culture, and contemporary issues are explored and analyzed through the intersecting perspectives of ethnicity, race, class and gender. The curriculum combines an interdisciplinary knowledge of our socio-cultural world with opportunities in service learning, internships, and community-based research.

EWS offers a major in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies (GEMS) with two subplans. The first subplan, BA in GEMS, allows for emphases in African American Studies, Asian Pacific Islanders Studies, Chicana/o Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, or Gender and Sexuality Studies. The second subplan, BA in GEMS Pre-Credential, prepares students for the preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. The department also offers minors in African American Studies, Native American Studies, Asian Pacific Islander Studies, Chicana/o Latina/o Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and a Multicultural Leadership Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.

Courses are open to all students in the university. Enrollment is encouraged for those who are seriously concerned about diversity and the quality of life in the 21st-century. Fields in which such concerns can find direct application are teaching, urban planning, social services, politics, counseling, human resources, recreation, law, and others that have a direct bearing on particular ethnic and gender groups.

A service learning requirement allows students an applied experience prior to graduation.


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