The ethnic studies program curriculum addresses questions of ethnic identity and relations among ethnic groups. Courses eligible for credit towards a major in ethnic studies devote a significant portion of content to the study of subordinate racial or ethnic groups, where a subordinate group is understood as one whose members are, or have historically been, disadvantaged and subjected to unequal treatment by the dominant group in a society. Specific courses may emphasize the cultural practices of one or more racial or ethnic groups or on the interrelationships between subordinate and dominant racial or ethnic groups.

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