Upon completing the Ethnic Studies program of the University of Colorado at Boulder, students will be able to:
- Critically examine how race and the inter-related categories of culture, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, class, sexuality, religion and immigration status impact the lives of people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
- Analyze how power and privilege function at the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, class, ability, nationality and colonialism
- Examine how colonial and imperial projects facilitate and perpetuate structural dispossession through racialization and juridical power, producing marginalized communities
- Learn about the histories, cultures and worldviews of marginalized communities (domestic and transnational)
- Understand how both intersectional and multidisciplinary approaches inform comparative work in our four core disciplines
Students will learn the following practical skills:
- Think critically about social disparities and use an intersectional epistemic frame to understand social justice and strategies for social liberation
- Use creative ways to engage with social issues and communicate complex ideas from the field of ethnic studies to academic and general audiences
- Develop a broader view of history from the margins in order to support a more nuanced understanding of the political landscape in the U.S. (and beyond)
- Make evidence-based written and oral arguments to address complex social problems, such as those sitting at the intersection of racism, classism, sexism and homophobia
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Comparative Ethnic Studies: Race, Gender and Culture(s)
- Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies
- Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies
- Selected Topics in African American Studies
- Selected Topics in American Indian Studies
- Selected Topics in Asian American Studies
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies View 182 other Masters in Ethnic Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants)
- Personal Essay (required, 250–650 words)
- Writing Supplement (required, 250–650 words)
- One academic letter of recommendation is required
- High school or secondary school transcripts
- ACT or SAT scores are not required for first-year students who graduate from high school, but you may provide them if you would like us to take your scores into consideration when reviewing your application
- English proficiency test scores
- As a foreign national, you will need to obtain a temporary immigration visa from the United States in order to be allowed entry into the country. The two most common types of visas for students attending the University of Colorado Boulder are the F-1 student visa and the J-1 exchange visitor visa
International60156 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 60156 USD per year during 48 months.
National54296 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 54296 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State28478 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28478 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Boulder
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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