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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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