Ethnic Studies Program

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At Sacramento City College, the Ethnic Studies Program provides students an interdisciplinary course of study with the ability to focus on one of four distinct cultures. The degrees include (1) African-American Emphasis, (2) Asian-American Emphasis, (3) Mexican-American Emphasis or (4) Native-American Emphasis. Students will explore the unique cultural contributions of their primary focus to the United States and the World. In addition to the required introductory course in Ethnic Studies, general courses on American ethnic groups are offered in sociology, psychology, anthropology and history.

It has been widely recognized that more extensive inclusion of ethnic groups in the American educational system is necessary. Sacramento City College has responded to this need by reflecting Sacramento’s diverse community into the Ethnic Studies Programs of Study. As part of our growing global society it is of vital importance that students pursue perspectives from ethnic groups that have not been provided in educational institutions previously.

The Ethnic Studies Programs of Study prepares students who wish to transfer to an Ethnic Studies program at a four year institution. Ethnic Studies provides the student with a variety of career opportunities such as equity officer, social worker, diversity director, ethnologist, human relations specialist and more. The program also gives a good background to students interested in the field of education, whether they plan to teach in primary, secondary or post-secondary school programs.

Programs of Study for the Ethnic Studies Degrees

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    Ethnic Studies, African-American Emphasis

    The need for a more extensive inclusion of minority groups in the American educational system is widely recognized. Open to all Sacramento City College students, the Ethnic Studies… MORE >>

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    Ethnic Studies, Asian-American Emphasis

    The need for a more extensive inclusion of minority groups in the American educational system is widely recognized. Open to all Sacramento City College students, the Ethnic Studies program… MORE >>

  • Mexican American Emphasis

    Ethnic Studies, Mexican-American Emphasis

    The need for a more extensive inclusion of minority groups in the American educational system is widely recognized. The Ethnic Studies Program at Sacramento City College is open… MORE >>

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    Ethnic Studies, Native-American Emphasis

    The need for a more extensive inclusion of minority groups in the American educational system is widely recognized. Open to all Sacramento City College students, the Ethnic Studies… MORE >>