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.
September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor Library Hours “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, [...]
The 18th Annual Unity Conference “Our Historia: Latina/os Making History” will take place April 16-17 at the CMU. The conference begins Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. with a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame, titled, “Americans in the Treasure House: What the History of Travel to Mexico Can Teach [...]
Hola Fellow Dragons, Looking for a way to get involved in student activities? Join Organizacion Latina Americana! Throughout the year we strive to enrich our campus with knowledge of our culture and we present our biggest event in the Spring, the Annual Unity Conference. All are welcomed. Join us at our next meeting Friday, Oct., [...]
Kim Park Nelson, faculty in the AMCS department, organized, attended, and presented at the Third International Symposium of Korean Adoption Studies in Seoul, South Korea on July 29. This is her third time as lead organizer of the Symposium and lead editor of the Symposium proceedings. The Symposium is a one day academic conference that [...]