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Department of History, Languages, Critical Race & Women’s Studies

  • The courses and programs of study in the MSUM History, Languages, Critical Race & Women’s Studies Department provide essential tools to thrive in today’s diverse and global workplaces. Leaders in business and education tell our faculty and administrators that graduates with majors and minors from the History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies Department are routinely given priority in hiring and earn more as they progress in their careers. The programs of study in the department focus on the study of the human experience from multiple perspectives: historical, linguistic, cultural, gendered, educational and with concern for social justice.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies degree
    With a low student-faculty ratio of in many classes, you’ll get the individual attention you deserve as you delve into complicated aspects of your field.
    Dive even deeper into your education by studying abroad in one of the many program options offered through MSU Moorhead. Complete an exchange program for a semester, participate in a short-term faculty-led study tour and more.
    Acquire a broad knowledge of history, languages, cultures, politics and economics. You’ll be highly prepared for job prospects in an array of fields.
    Many students choose to and further their education at graduate school or in professional programs. The outstanding history foundation will help you gain admittance to research and seminary law programs, among others.
  • History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies Department News
    • Loretta J. Ross Keynote: ‘Reproductive Justice as a Human Right’
      Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom 200C Join us for a keynote and book-signing by nationally-recognized women’s […]
    • Gilead Growing?: A Reproductive Justice Panel
      Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | CMU 205 For the second event in the Women’s Center’s Reproductive Justice Week, […]
    • ‘Birthright: A War Story’ Film Screening
      Monday, Oct. 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Langseth 104 Help us kick off Reproductive Justice Week with a screening and discussion […]
    • Mexican Food Narratives, (Digital) Activism, and Cultural Power
      Friday, Sept. 28 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Bridges 154 (Women’s Center) Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series kicks […]
    • #MMIWG Red Dress Campaign
      This year, MSUM’s annual Take Back the Night event on Sept. 20 centers the issue of missing and murdered indigenous […]
    • Harris presents paper at African American Intellectual History Society meeting
      Paul Harris, HLCRWS, recently presented a paper at the third annual meeting of the African American Intellectual History Society. His […]
    • Screenprint with Artists Rachel Breen & Nickey Robare
      Tuesday, March 27 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Center for the Arts, Art Annex Need a creative break? Drop […]
    • Art & Sewing as Activism: Behind ‘Behind the Seams’
      Tuesday, March 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | CMU 205 Meet the Minneapolis-based artists of “Behind the Seams.” Rachel Breen and Nickey […]
    • MSUM Hosts Regional History Day Thursday, March 1
      Thursday, March 1 | 4-7 p.m. | CMU Ballroom MSUM will host the West Central Regional History Day Thursday, March […]
    • Harris’ article published in Methodist History
      An article by Paul Harris, HLCRWS, has been published in the October 2017 issue of Methodist History. The article is […]
    • Dr. Kleinkauf-Morrow presents paper at international conference
      On 26 September 2017, Dr. Annette Kleinkauf-Morrow gave a paper entitled “Perpetua in Myth and Hagiography” at the International Conference […]
    • Student Success Workshop: ‘Building Academic Relationships with Faculty’
      Monday, Sept. 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Intercultural Center Facilitated by Dana Bisignani. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and […]
    • Hoffbeck writes history of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy
      Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, has written a history of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, a private, co-educational parochial high school in Fergus […]
    • Take Back the Night BBQ, Rally, and March Against Sexual Violence
       Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Campus Mall Join MSUM, Concordia College, and Minnesota State Community and Technical College for […]
    • Take Back the Night
       Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Campus Mall
    • Ken Smemo passes away
      Kenneth Smemo, a long-serving faculty member at Minnesota State University Moorhead, passed away June 29 at age 86. Please keep Ken’s […]
    • MSUM new hires
      Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by their […]
    • Harris featured speaker at annual Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County meeting
      Paul Harris, HLCRWS, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay […]
    • Unruly Undies
      Thursday, April 27 | 12-4 p.m. | Campus Mall Students from the MSUM Experimental Printmaking class will be hosting a […]
    • WGS Colloquium Series Talk
      Friday, April 7 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center “Medicating the Oppression with Alcohol: Is Alcohol a Liberation […]
  • Careers & Outcomes
    The History, Languages, Critical Race & Women’s Studies Department opens doors to a large selection of career possibilities with interdisciplinary degrees.
  • Learning Opportunities

    The History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies department allows you to gain practical experience and enhance your education by participating in student organizations, study abroad tours, research, internships and more.

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  • Experience History
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    Thrive in today’s diverse and global workplaces with an education from MSUM.
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