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Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies

The Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies major examines how communities form and are transformed, with a focus on the relationship between social class, race and ethnicity, and gender. This major has a special focus on African Americans, Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, the multiracial working class and Women and Gender Studies. Through a wide variety of courses in the social sciences and humanities, students explore historical roots of various communities and analyze movements to facilitate labor and community organizing, coalition building, conflict resolution, group empowerment and movements for social change.

Global Studies concentration

Students in the Global Studies concentration study a variety of subjects and themes in an international context, including artistic, cultural, political and economic patterns among and within other nations. Advanced language study is an integral component of Global Studies. Students may choose to focus their studies on one or more world regions or specific themes.


As a student of History, you will study the past and learn to research and write your own histories. You will learn cause and effect reasoning and gain skills essential in all fields of research and all of the professions.

History majors learn how to gather information from primary and secondary sources, cull and analyze that information, identifying its most significant aspects, reach conclusions, and produce well-written narratives and oral presentations relating the contents and results of their work.

The History major provides a solid foundation in American and world history along with the opportunity to dig deeper in U.S. History, European History, Asian History, Global History or even a self-designed History option.

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