Africana Studies Program – Africana studies courses provide understanding and appreciation of the universal African diaspora today and historically from an Afrocentric world view. They also give students the opportunity to evaluate the influence of African culture on the entire human civilization.
Aging Studies – The Aging Studies Program is designed to prepare students for careers in the development, management and provision of services to older persons.
American Indian Studies – Eastern’s American Indian Studies Program is designed to explore the past, present and future of American Indians through studies in their history, literature, research and culture.
Chicano Education – The Chicano Education Program offers a Chicano studies academic minor designed to provide all students, regardless of ethnicity, a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the Chicano/Latino community and relevant issues.
Disability Studies & Universal Access – The Disability Studies program emphasizes that disability is part of the tapestry of a diverse society. It focuses on ‘universal access’, the philosophy that society should be inclusive of people of all diverse backgrounds and traits, and that the responsibility for diversity transcends traditional identity-based characteristics.
Modern Languages and Literature – The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures provides students with the opportunity to discover the diversity of cultures and literatures of the world through foreign language instruction and study abroad programs. Languages offered at EWU include Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and French.
Race & Culture Studies – The Race and Culture Studies program focuses on how to work more effectively with people of different backgrounds based on having knowledge about their cultures, their social and historical experiences, and their ways of interacting and being in the world.
Women’s & Gender Studies – Women’s and Gender Studies enables students to analyze and explore women’s roles, contributions, history, and experiences and to critically examine gender structures in societies and cultures in the U.S. and the world.