Ethnic and Immigration Studies

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About Ethnic and Immigration Studies

This multidisciplinary minor, housed in the Sociology and Anthropology department, is organized around the theme of pluralism and ethnic diversity in American life and culture. It is designed to help students develop a recognition and understanding of the contributions of the different ethnic groups that make up American society. Preparing students to be global citizens requires an understanding of the factors behind migration as well as the experiences of migrant communities, both in the U.S. as well as other countries around the world. New Jersey City University provides a unique opportunity for the study of immigration and ethnicity because of its proximity to Ellis Island and its own ethnic diversity.  Courses can be found listed under Ethnic and Immigration Studies (ETHN) as well as Sociology and Anthropology (SOCI), but some classes in other departments can count towards the minor.

The Minor in Ethnic and Immigration Studies will be of service to those students whose career interests include social services, teaching, health services, law enforcement and counseling.


Dr. William Westerman, Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Rossey Hall, Room 539

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