- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- East Asian Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- Foreign Languages
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Health Professions
- Hispanic Studies
- International Affairs
- Latin American Studies
- Mathematics/Computer Science
- Political Economy
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly Communication)
- Sociology and Anthropology
The Ethnic Studies Program examines the social, cultural, and the historical forces that have shaped cultural identity in the united states and around the globe. In order to Recognize the complex aspects of ethnic identity, our program focuses on five themes: 1) diaspora, 2) colonialism, 3) slavery, 4) genocide, and 5) community formation. We explore these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, always conscious of how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation.
The discipline of Ethnic Studies emerged during the second half of the 20th century, as scholars began to question the Eurocentric model of academia in disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, and political science. By identifying these fields of study as important yet essentially flawed, the Ethnic Studies movement sought to reshape and expand the ways in which history, religion, language, and identity are studied and discussed in the classroom.
Ethnic Studies is interdisciplinary by nature, and our faculty reflects this: sponsoring members come from departments including Foreign Languages, History, International Affairs, Music, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology. Students can take courses in the arts, social sciences, and humanities, such as a World Music survey in the Music Department; the History Department’s course on modern Cuba; or Communications, Race, and Social Justice, offered by the Communications Department.
October 14th, 2015
Fulbright Student Workshop
Interested in applying for a Fulbright fellowship? Attend this presentation and workshop to learn more about the process.
October 18th, 2015
Careers for Pioneers
Join fellow alumni to share professional, life, and education experiences and advice! Lunch will be provided.
October 29th, 2015
A Fiction Reading by John Treat
John Whittier Treat, a native of New Haven, joined the Yale faculty in 1999 after teaching for eighteen years at the University of Washington, Berkeley, Stanford and Texas. He has been Professor Emeritus at Yale since 2014. He continues to teach courses in modern Japanese literature and criticism, and occasionally Korean studies and LGBT studies. He has recently completed his first novel, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House and is at work on a second, First Consonants. This event is co-sponsored by the departments of English, History, and Gender Studies.
Speakers Panel: The LAGRANT Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation’s mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations. Hear advice from 3 panel speakers, ask questions, and network!