DIVISION: Social Sciences
Established during the student movement of the early 1970s, PCC has a proud continuous history of ethnic and gender studies. Ethnic and women's studies courses focus on the historical and contemporary experiences especially of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latinos, and Native Americans. Gender and ethnic studies are tied to issues of class, sexual identity, migration, colonialism, and social justice.
Ethnic and gender studies are exciting fields that critically analyze some of the largest social concerns of our society using an interdisciplinary approach. These fields insist on using academic understanding to improve the local and global communities we live in.