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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies - Academic Programs

Find the complete list of Programs in this Curriculum here.

The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience. (CIP Code #05)

Notable Programs in this Curriculum: African Studies; Western European Studies; Ethnic Studies; Women's Studies. 

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Social female activist and leading abolitionist
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Mexican-American civil rights activist, labor leader

Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.

Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers: $70,560

Anthropologists & Archeologists: $57,300

 

The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:


  • African-American/Black Studies.
    A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of the North American peoples descended from the African diaspora; focusing on the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, but also including reference to Latin American elements of the diaspora.
  • African Studies.
    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of the African Continent, usually with an emphasis on Africa south of the Sahara, and including the African diaspora overseas.
  • American Indian/Native American Studies.
    A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the American Indian, Aleut, Inuit, Hawaiian and other native peoples of the Americas from earliest times until the present, with particular emphasis on U.S. and Canadian populations and their problems but including reference to Caribbean and Latin American native peoples.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the United States and its Pre-Columbian and colonial predecessors, and including the flow of immigrants from other societies.
  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, AND GENDER STUDIES.
    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender experience.
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other.
    Instructional content is defined in code 05.9999.
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other.
    Any instructional program in area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies not listed above.
  • Area Studies.
    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 05.0101- 05.0199.
  • Area Studies, Other.
    Any instructional program in specifically defined area studies not listed above.
  • Asian-American Studies.
    A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of Asian population groups who have immigrated to the United States and Canada, or sought refugee asylum, from the colonial period to the present, and including Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Korean-Americans, Vietnamese-Americans, Cambodian-Americans, and others.
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