Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies Program By University of Oregon |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies

Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Students may earn a major or minor in ethnic studies. A secondary goal of the program is to encourage student awareness of the ethnic and culture-based dimensions and applications of other major fields. Students of literature, social sciences, education, urban planning, art history, humanities, and international studies to name only a few find that related ethnic studies courses can enrich their academic programs. Upper-division courses with related subject matter offered in other departments may be included in an ethnic studies major or minor program by arrangement with a course’s instructor and the department head. Ethnic studies examine the construction and context of race and ethnicity in the United States, highlighting the histories, experiences, and movements of people of color in the Americas. As an element of American identity that cuts across disciplinary categories, race and ethnicity require a mode of study that draws on the humanities and the social sciences as well as interdisciplinary sources such as cultural studies. Ethnic studies scholars investigate race and racism; historical and contemporary manifestations of white supremacy and domination, analyzing how such systems of domination have created, and continue to create, social injustice. While the social construction of race in the United States is at the center of traditional ethnic studies, it is impossible to discuss racial dynamics without also paying significant attention to issues of gender, class, and sexuality, in addition to studies of indigenous communities, immigration, transnational migration, and the diasporic formations resulting from the slave trade, indentured labor, colonialism, post colonialism, imperialism, and globalization.