Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies acquire a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Employers in all sectors have come to recognize the value of hiring people trained to work effectively with diverse communities and cultures.
The mission of the Department of Ethnic Studies is to provide an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University's public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers five core areas: African American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Latino/a and Latin American Studies; and Gender/Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens.
Congratulations to Dr. Salmon for his promotion to Associate professor and Tenure. Here he is accompanied by Ethnic Studies professor Colleen Fong at the Faculty Honors Ceremony and Investiture of new CSUEB president Leroy Morishita, October 12, 2012.