Overview

Critical Multicultural Studies is the study of the social construction of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and their relationship to power and privilege. Students of Multicultural Studies learn to revisit, re-envision, and re-articulate dominant understandings of United States history and culture. Together students explore dominant modes of understanding, and discuss possible alternatives to these modes of knowing and being. Multicultural Studies conveys practical skills in problem-solving, and recognizing the implications of interdependence among diverse cultures. In Multicultural Studies classes, students build communication strategies rooted in their own identities and access powerful tools for building alliances across major categories of difference.
Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement
Length of Study
90 credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-citizen
 
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

Multicultural Studies prepares students to succeed in any field or discipline that involves the analysis of power dynamics at the interpersonal and structural levels. This includes, but is not limited to, Communication Studies, History; American Ethnic Studies; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Sociology; English; Geography; and Social Work.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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