College of the Sciences
Farrell Hall, room 440
Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Sociology
Ethnic Studies Minor
Ethnic studies is a discipline that incorporates the social sciences and the humanities to explore the comparative approaches to the study of minority groups in the United States. The central mission of an ethnic studies program is to increase the understanding of racial and cultural diversity of American society and the dynamics of interethnic relationships. At the university, the ETS program is interdisciplinary, offering courses from other disciplines with a core in ethnic studies. In addition to the minor program, it provides important services to teacher preparation and general education requirements.