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About College of Ethnic Studies

The College of Ethnic Studies was established in Fall 1969 through the efforts of a number of dedicated students, faculty and community members. The four departments -Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Raza Studies, and American Indian Studies- offer over 175 courses each semester to meet the needs of 6000 students. Our curriculum assists students complete their general education, pursue a personal interest in ethnic studies, teach Ethnic Studies subjects in elementary, secondary, community and college level institutions: or combine this with professional and vocational skills such as business, social welfare, law, and medicine. (more)

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40th Anniversary Commemorative Conference: Honoring our History, Heralding our Future

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the field of Ethnic Studies and the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, October 7-10, 2009.

40th Anniversary of the 1968 SF State Black Student Union/Third World Liberation Front Student-led Strike

A Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1968 Black Student Union (BSU)/ Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) Student-led Strike at San Francisco State University, October 29-November 1, 2008.