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Examine the social, cultural, and historical forces that have shaped identity in the United States and around the world.
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.
- Rocío Yao BA ’24More about Rocío
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.
- Annabelle Rousseau BA ’23More about Annabelle
My favorite and most challenging class has been Emerging Topics in Environmental Law with Adjunct Professor Karen Russell. We dove into the history of environmental law in the U.S., and the landmark cases and pieces of legislation that inform the environmental field today.
- Azucena Morales Santos BA ’24More about Azucena
My favorite spot to study on campus is the third floor of Miller because I can see my Hispanic studies professors and soak up the sunlight that hits from the window.