The American Multicultural Studies Department is dedicated to helping students examine the characteristics and relationships of the diverse cultures that have helped shape our nation. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, students learn about the status, concerns, achievements, representations and experiences of African Americans, Native American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos and Asian Americans.
Courses are taught by dedicated faculty members whose experience includes work for the Smithsonian Institution and National Endowment for the Humanities; Bush, MacArthur, Ford and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships; and extensive community involvement. Students develop broader world perspectives and are able to identify, analyze and discuss complex issues and policies in American society from critical interdisciplinary, comparative and multicultural perspectives. Graduates of the program are equipped to work toward achieving a more just society and excel in a variety of careers within our multicultural world.
Dr. Yolanda Lara Arauza, Department of American Multicultural Studies, will be making introductory remarks at the Latino Oral History Project Reception, celebrating the completion of two multi-year oral history projects in the Red River Valley: Latino Leaders of the Red River Valley and Building the Migrant Infrastructure in the Red River Valley. Arauza and her [...]
Dr. Helen Klassen began her career at MSUM in the counseling center in 1989 and transferred to the American Multicultural Studies department in the late 1990s. Klassen was a leader in teaching and mentoring Native students. She was innovative and creative in her use of Anishinaabe cultural traditions in her teaching to engage students and enhance their understanding [...]
MSUM alum encourages community to plant gardens. By: Janelle Brandon, SheSays Contributor, INFORUM FARGO – Dil Maya Khadka stands over a collection of 5-gallon buckets with a hose, filling them with water to nourish the newly planted Growing Together Lutheran Social Services Garden in south Fargo. Maya Khadka, 23, of Fargo, is just one of [...]
Organización Latina Americana invites you to attend the 16th Unity Conference, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 at MSU Moorhead. The theme is “Charting New Directions: Nuevos Horizontes.” The Conference schedule and session descriptions are available online or in the CMU lower level during the Conference. Find out more online or contact Dr. Yolanda Arauza at [...]
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