Welcome to the Department of Ethnic & Women's Studies
St. Cloud State is implementing a major academic reorganization that reshapes how students are prepared for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. The stcloudstate.edu website is changing to reflect a new academic framework that focuses on active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural learning.
The Department of Ethnic and Women's Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration of programs designed to understand racial, ethnic, and gender relations both within the U.S. and globally. We house a variety of programs that allow students to focus their studies within particular ethnic or racial groups, while also offering curriculum that develops their critical intersectional analysis of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual identity, and national power dynamics. Through our programs, students learn to apply their education to the societies around them and to work with diverse peoples to enhance and strengthen their communities.