Who's Allowed In?

Who's Allowed In?

Education Exclusion: Race, First to go to college in your family, Sexual Orientation, Gender. Educational places are supposed to be inclusive, right? Join us in a discussion on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and being the first-in-the family to go to the college affect our educational journeys. In our FIG community, we’ll discuss what this all means to our scholarly identity as college students and how we develop ways for institutional change.


Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package*:

*Courses in the FIG package may be subject to change

EDST 199 College Connections - FIG Seminar, 1-credit

This College Connections seminar is scheduled as remote, but will likely have in-person components in fall.

EDST 111 Education and Social Change - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Examines specific issues and problems confronting educators in a variety of educational settings. Focuses on our changing society in relation to educational and social service reform. Useful to all students and prospective citizens of our society.

ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

This course will introduce you to the academic field of Ethnic Studies, the interdisciplinary and comparative study of race, ethnicity and indigeneity in the United States. It will survey how racism and white supremacy, settler colonialism and colonialism have shaped the histories and experiences of people of color. It also explores how these systems of domination are intimately tied to issues of gender, class, and sexuality. Special attention is paid to how domination and acts of resistance create and recreate racial subjects.