U.S. Ethnic Studies Minor

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The U.S. ethnic studies minor focuses on the comparative study of race and ethnicity in the United States as it intersects with the international context.

Where a background in U.S. ethnic studies can take you.

Coursework in the U.S. ethnic studies minor introduces students to the histories and cultures of U.S. racial and ethnic groups in ways that highlight the differences and similarities of ethnic experience and expression.

A closer look.

The U.S. ethnic studies minor familiarizes students with the history of the conceptual debates about race and ethnicity and various analytical approaches influential within interdisciplinary scholarship on ethnicity and race relations.

Beyond the basic.

Like all Hartwick students, U.S. ethnic studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.

Putting U.S. ethnic studies to work.

U.S. ethnic studies minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.

Meet the U.S. ethnic studies faculty.

Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to giving tomorrow’s professionals the tools to make an impact the moment they graduate.

Mark Davies
Professor, Ed.D., Rutgers University
Areas of expertise:
sociological and philosophical foundations of education; social studies education, curriculum and instruction.
Edythe Ann Quinn
Professor, Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Areas of expertise:
Contemporary America, U.S. Women, Race and Ethnicity, Civil Rights Movement, Immigrants and Immigration, Environmental History
Robert Seguin
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Duke University
Areas of expertise:
modern and contemporary American fiction, contemporary literary and cultural theory, the fictional treatment of money, work, and social class, on the representation of intellectuals and other knowledge workers in the novel, on the nature of globalization as a new mutation in the capitalist system, science fiction.
Munir S. Syed
Visiting Assistant Professor, M.B., B.S., University of Peshawar; M. Phil., University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Areas of expertise:
medical microbiology, clinical pathophysiology, and human biology
Cecelia Walsh-Russo
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of expertise:
International Social Movements; Urban Sociology; Media Studies


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