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Ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary program that uses cross-cultural comparative methods to explore the diverse histories and cultures of ethnic groups in the US to examine the formation of identities and societies in local, national, and global contexts, and to analyze the social, cultural, and political sources of bias and discrimination.  

By focusing on traditions that belong to or derive from the cultures, races, religions, and languages of a people, the ethnic studies program helps your understand and appreciate the U.S. cultures different from your own and recognize the contributions of all groups to our multicultural nation.