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Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies

What are ethnic studies courses?

Ethnic Studies courses place the stories of people of color at the center of the curriculum. The goal is critical engagement with content ignored or minimized in the state standards, culturally sustaining pedagogy, community connections, and social action. Courses are interdisciplinary, typically combining history, literature, economics, sociology, anthropology, and political science. 


What ethnic studies courses do we offer in Minneapolis Public Schools?

  • African American History and Culture
  • Chican@/Latin@ History
  • Asian American History
  • First Nations History‚Äč
  • ‚ÄčAfrican Diaspora in the U.S.
  • History of the Hmong
  • Intro to Ethnic Studies [for middle school]
  • Somali Studies *NEW in 2019-20*

Course options vary by school. Talk to a school counselor or Social Studies teacher about which are available at your site.