[Ethnic Studies Coalition] Ethnic Studies Secondary

Joyce Yan Zhang joyce.yan.zhang at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 10:30:22 EST 2009

Congratulations!! This is incredible news :D

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Athena Lao <athena.lao at gmail.com> wrote:

>   Hello everyone,
> Harvard's Educational Policy Committee has officially *approved the Ethnic
> Studies Secondary Field!* Beginning in Fall 2010, students will receive
> official recognition from the college for completing coursework in (as the
> official title calls it) "Studies of Ethnicity, Indigeneity, Migration, and
> Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be able to apply for
> retroactive secondary credit (meaning - if you are taking "Ethnic
> Studies"-related courses this year or have in past years) next fall.
> *Other developments in the Ethnic Studies program at Harvard:*
> -First Harvard Ethnic Studies Conference to take place on Apr. 9, 2010. We
> hope this is the beginning of a yearly or at least biennial event!
> -Active faculty on Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies, which oversees
> development of courses, course credit, Ethnic Studies events, prizes, etc.
> -Development of several Gen Ed "portal courses" which can double-count for
> Gen Ed and Ethnic Studies
> -Current development of praxis courses
> -Creation of Ethnic Studies Prize for the best senior thesis/theses in
> Ethnic Studies
> -Academic advising
> -Office at 2 Arrow St. with 1 staff member
> Harvard students have had an extensive history fighting for Ethnic Studies
> (see Crimson archives here:
> http://www.thecrimson.com/search/?q=%22Ethnic+Studies%22 ), and our
> success this year could not have been possible without all the efforts of
> the students, faculty, and alumni who came before us! We're honored that we
> could be here to witness the results of those efforts. Let us celebrate this
> victory for the time being. Many thanks to the Faculty Committee on ES
> (which has been VERY open to working with students), the student
> organizations that have been involved, and individual undergraduate and
> graduate students alike who have supported and been involved this year and
> in years past.
> Will keep you updated,
> Athena Lao and Jessica Roman
> Ethnic Studies Coalition
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