CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity & race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political
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The study of ethnicity and race prepares students for living and working effectively in a multicultural world. Work in advocacy, social and public service, international and nongovernmental organizations, marketing and market research, community development, and government, as well as graduate study.
CSER students take courses from across the university including: anthropology, art, communication, economics, education, history, languages, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, theater and performance, among others. Across its courses, programs, and events, CSER supports students and faculty dedicated to studying race and ethnicity. CSER students and scholars approach questions of difference, inequality, and inclusion from dynamic interdisciplinary, comparative, and multiracial/multiethnic perspectives from art to medicine, to law, history, technology, economics, literature and more.
CSER has always prided in being a center created by students to cater to student’s needs, abilities, and interests.