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CSU ethnic studies programs falter in changing times

Ethnic studies programs suffer budget cuts and flagging interest as students focus on immediate job prospects, but some question CSU's commitment to diversity.

Oct. 30, 2013

Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García discussed the University’s plan to establish the nation's first bachelor's program in Vietnamese studies next fall to go along with African American, Asian American and Chicano studies. "The programs are evolving," García said. "What wasn't available in the '60s, but is now, is a knowledge base and academic discipline that has tenure-track faculty engaged in research." García’s comments on the continuing growth of the program at Cal State Fullerton were included in the article which looks at how ethnic studies programs elsewhere are suffering from budget cuts and flagging student interest. Read the full article online.


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