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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
    • Trans Activism: Changing Our State Through Grassroots Efforts
      Friday, Nov. 1 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center (BR 150) Faye Seidler will talk about her […]
    • Reclaiming Native Truth: Dispelling America’s Myths and Misconceptions
      Wednesday, Oct. 23 | 7 p.m. | CB 111 Dr. James Knutson-Kolodzne, member of the Ottawa Nation from Central Michigan, […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Jess McCullough
      Meet MSUM’s new assistant professor in History, Languages, Critical Race, Women’s Studies Jess McCullough. He is excited to share his […]
    • Doing Human Rights Work – WGS Colloquium
      Friday, Sept. 27 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center (BR 154) Doing Human Rights Work: Research and Policy […]
    • Hoffbeck contributes to Prairie Public Radio’s new book
      Prairie Public Radio published a new history book, (August, 2019) entitled Dakota Datebook: North Dakota Stories from Prairie Public, a […]
    • Harris published in Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
      An article by Paul Harris, emeritus professor of History, has been published by The Journal of the Gilded Age and […]
    • Appreciation & Send-Off Party
      Wednesday, May 8 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Women’s Center Dr. Kandace Creel-Falcón will be leaving MSUM at semester’s end, and to send her off, we’ll gather […]
    • WGS Colloquium: ‘Tackling Goliath: How Students Won and Why I Archived It’
      Friday, March 29 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center (Bridges 154) This month, Women’s Center Coordinator Dana Bisignani will give a talk about her four-year long student activist […]
    • Feminist Book Club: ‘Thick’ by Tressie McMillan Cottom
      Thursday, March 21 | 7-8 p.m. | Women’s Center (Bridges 154) Join us in the Women’s Center (Bridges 154) as […]
    • Bulgarian archaeology topic of Feb. 25 talk
      Monday, February 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Center for Business 111 MSUM will present a free public talk entitled “Bulgarian Archaeology: A Century in Review,” by Ivan Vasilev, an […]
    • ‘Telling Truth to Power: Intersections of Feminism and Journalism’ – WGS Colloquium
      Friday, Feb. 22 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center (BR 154) Join the Women’s and Gender Studies Program for their February colloquium. Melissa Gonzalez, a WGS alumna currently […]
    • MSUM new hires
      Please join us in welcoming the following employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by their departments to […]
    • WGS Colloquium: Women’s Public Leadership for Feminist Futures
      Friday, Nov. 30 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center The last WGS Colloquium of the semester will […]
    • ‘Is Capitalism Inherently Problematic?’ colloquium
      Friday, Oct. 26 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is pleased […]
    • 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 […]
  • 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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