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Why choose Ethnic Studies at PCC?

Portland Community College Ethnic Studies classes prepare you to live and thrive in a diverse world.

Race, Indigenous Nations and Gender studies

PCC’s Race Indigenous Nations and Gender (RING) faculty are devoted to you learning about injustice and how to address the inequities in our society. Consider taking classes in a range of RING subjects that address these concerns.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university


What will you learn?

Ethnic Studies is the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity that centers the knowledge and experiences of people of color within and beyond the United States. You will engage with challenging subjects like:

  • Race and racism
  • Colonialism
  • Indigeneity
  • Ethnicity
  • Citizenship
  • Community formation
  • Activism
  • Resistance
  • Coalition-building

We approach these topics using an intersectional and interdisciplinary lens grounded in Critical Race Theory.

What will you do?

Your learning will help you advocate for and ally with the pursuit of equity and inclusion for all.

Next steps

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