Ethnic studies is an undergraduate multicultural and interdisciplinary program at Shippensburg University that offers a broad and intense course of study of the various ethnic groups in the United States. When taking courses in the ethnic studies program, you will be encouraged to develop concepts and theories that help to clarify attitudes about people of other cultures. Through understanding and appreciating others' cultures, you can gain an understanding of the multiple realities of our complex and culturally diverse society.
Our students take courses and participate in activities that emphasize the interpretation and understanding of the cultural experiences of ethnic groups in America, as well as focus on significant issues and challenges related to cultural diversity and human understanding. As a result, you will be better prepared to be a good worker, neighbor, community member, and family member in our increasingly multicultural society.