Multicultural and Gender Studies

Welcome!

Why choose a degree in Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS)?

We are an interdisciplinary program in Women’s, Ethnic, and Sexual Diversity Studies that offers courses which draw from a variety of disciplines such as History, Sociology, Political Science, English, Religious Studies, Communications, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Anthropology, Nursing, Philosophy, and Management. Our curriculum furthers the university’s goal of providing students with the knowledge and commitment to be socially responsible citizens in a diverse democracy and interconnected world. As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse, businesses and organizations are seeking individuals who possess knowledge regarding different cultures and peoples. The interdisciplinary nature of our program allows students to pursue their interests and develop a range of skills and expertise both in and outside of the classroom that are transferable to a wide variety of career fields or graduate programs. Our students are leaders on Chico State’s campus, playing active roles in the AS Women’s Center, the Cross Cultural Leadership Center, and other organizations aimed at cultivating a diverse and just environment. Our graduates are engaged in exciting work in education, law, community activism, social work, counseling, and human resources, to name a few professions.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please feel free to contact me or any of our coordinators. We look forward to talking with you.

Sara E. Cooper, Ph.D
Professor and Director, Multicultural and Gender Studies

In these troubling times, a positive reminder

Multicultural & Gender Studies supports Muslims, DREAMers, DACA and undocumented students, and refugees. We believe the executive order and other anti-immigrant policies and statements by the current United States president are violations of justice, freedom, and our values as a nation. If you are feeling threatened, please know that there are many people on campus that support you.

To find out more about resources available to you here, come over to the MCGS office in Siskiyou 102, visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in KNDL 118, or go to the “Our Democracy” website from the Office of the President. Even simple reminders that fellow Wildcats and the Chico State community supports and values minority student are important, so remember:

The Chancellor of the California State University System is with us:

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/media-center/Pages/CSU-Statement-on-President-Trump’s-Executive-Order.aspx

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson is with us:

http://www.csuchico.edu/prs/pres-messages/nov-9-2016-post-election.shtml

And the Chico State Alumni Association is with us:

http://www.csuchico.edu/ourdemocracy/recent-statements/alumni-letter12317.shtml

 

Announcements

MCGS HAS A NEW LOCATION!

The MCGS office is now located in SISKIYOU 102! 

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