Multicultural and Gender Studies offers eight different minor options:
The African American Studies Minor focuses on the history, sociology, politics, literature, religion, and media presentation of African Americans, both as cultural groups in diaspora and as active agents in the history and culture of the United States.
Core courses lay out a historical and analytical framework and breadth, they provide a range of perspectives on the African American experience.
Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS) prepares students for a diverse workplace and society by providing knowledge, skill, and strategies for appreciating and understanding cultural practices, contributions, identities, and gender roles.
All programs include research and hands-on experiences that help students make connections between scholarship and activism.
The American Indian Studies Minor focuses on the history, literature, worldviews, social practices, and legal issue of Indian tribes.
The minor in Asian American Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the cultures, histories, experiences, concerns, and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
It focuses on the American experience of persons from Asian countries of the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Islands, and maintains its relationship with the Asian American community and the broader society.
The goals if the minor are to encourage more students to do work in the area and to prepare students in selected career paths where sensitivity to and knowledge of Asian American issues, history, and artistic expression are important.
The minor in Chicano Studies provides students with an insight into the experience of people with Mexican origin living in the United States.
Taught as an interdisciplinary field of study, it provides students with the historical, cultural, economic, and political contributions of Chicanas and Chicanos.
In our diverse state, the minor can be used to provide students with vital background for employment in various occupations such as teachers, social workers, or community activists.
Managing Diversity in Organizations is a joint minor with the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies and the Department of Management.
Through training and development programs, businesses seek ways to educate their employees about working together across cultural and gender lines, considering products and services in relation to cultural variables and operating in a global economy.
The minor foregrounds these issues by bringing together the content, approaches, and tools of two disciplines for analyzing and dealing with diversity.
Multicultural Studies prepares students for a diverse workplace and society by providing knowledge, skills, and strategies for appreciating and understanding cultural practices, contributions, identities, and gender roles.
All programs include research and hands-on experiences that help students make connections between scholarships and activism.
The Multicultural Minor offers an introduction to the theory and practice of cultural analysis, study of cross-cultural and interethnic issues, and close analysis of a particular ethnic group through courses in one of the MCGS minors.
Over the last 20 years, programs in Human Sexuality, Gay and Lesbian Studies, and Queer Studies have become commonplace at elite campuses across the country.
Introduced to the Chico State campus in 2005, the minor in Sexual Diversity Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sexualities.
The program brings together scholars on this campus studying sexualities in a variety of disciplines, including Linguistics, Literature, Psychology, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies.
This minor is designed to provide students with knowledge about diversity of human sexuality across cultures, nationalities, and eras.
Students taking this minor will explore ways society shapes and disciplines our sexual identities, and the effects of sexual stratification. They will also gain knowledge and skill to interact more effectively with people of diverse sexual identities and orientations.
The Women's Studies Minor introduces students to the theory and practice of cultural analysis, basic issues and perspectives in the field of women's studies, and modes of feminist inquiry.
It uses this core sequence to analyze the history, politics, artistic and social contributions, and political status of women within the United States and globally.