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The ethnic studies minor is one of the most versatile programs at Lewis & Clark. You will make the minor your own. You will examine the social, cultural, and historical forces that have shaped racial and ethnic identity in the United States and around the world. In order to grapple with the construction of categories of race and ethnicity, we focus on five themes: diaspora, colonialism, slavery, genocide, and community formation. You will explore these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, always conscious of how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation.


  • I love how interdisciplinary my Hispanic studies major is because I’ve gotten to take courses from different departments like history and music, and I got to study abroad in Spain!

    Jenn Sosa Ramírez BA ’23
    Hispanic Studies | Mathematics | Richmond, California
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  • What I love most about my international affairs and sociology and anthropology double major is that the professors are incredibly passionate about what they teach. They are approachable, friendly, and extremely good resources.

    Rocío Yao BA ’24
    International Affairs and Sociology and Anthropology (double) | Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guangzhou, China; Northglenn, Colorado, United States
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  • My favorite class is Evolution because I learned something fascinating and new every day in that class.

    Sofia Reeves BA ’23
    Biology | Gender Studies | Sacramento, California
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