Social and Historical Studies (SHS)

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SHS Book of the Month

This month's book is: 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire


Welcome to Social and Historical Studies!

The SIAS division of Social and Historical Studies (SHS) covers social science and humanities courses in the following majors and concentrations:

  • History 
  • Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies
  • IAS Global Studies concentration

As a student in SHS, you will Investigate diverse experiences and conditions over time and place to provide a common framework, paying particular attention to race, class, ethnicity and gender, and to how people shape their destinies.

Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies faculty stand in solidarity with those who denounce racism and violence and are committed to creating change in our communities. Read our solidarity statement here:

Never Too Late

Chris Oliver, '18, Ethnic, Gender & Labor Studies, at UW Tacoma 2018 Veteran and Military Commencement
December 11, 2020
Chris Oliver was given a choice: prison or the Army. He chose the latter, then went to college, setting an example for his siblings. "This is what thr...
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The Monstrous

Scary neon face
October 30, 2020
Some monsters hide under beds or in sewer drains. Most, however, live inside us. Ingrid Walker and Dustin Annis talk about the role of the monstrous i...
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A Giant Leap

UW Tacoma Class of 2020
September 16, 2020
Every student's journey to a degree is unique, and the great leap they take into the world beyond. Read about four 2020 grads: from psychology to cybe...
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