Ethnic Studies Minor
Welcome to Ethnic Studies
Where we develop leaders that positively transform their communities
MSMU’s Ethnic Studies minor provides students with the tools to critically examine the role of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, migration, and other social structures in local and global contexts. Students minoring in Ethnic Studies will be empowered to be change agents as they engage with the world through a social justice lens. Our students learn to connect their personal experiences to recent and historic social movements and activism. Lastly, through Ethnic Studies, students will learn how to uplift and support the communities they care about.
At MSMU, Ethnic Studies draws on the tradition of social activism in the United States during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Ethnic Studies challenges the widespread preconceived notions of race within the United States, particularly the power injustices between marginalized communities and those with power. Today, Ethnic Studies draws from multiple fields and disciplines (including art, cultural studies, education, history, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, etc.) to encourage alternative ways of knowing, researching, and representing experiences of underrepresented and underserved communities. Our students thrive in their respective fields and communities as they inspire, invoke action, and uplift social consciousness.
The Ethnic Studies program invites you to be part of a unique opportunity to have an impactful and competitive edge beyond MSMU.