The curriculum of the Ethnic Studies Certificate Program is designed to offer students the outstanding benefits of an interdisciplinary education. To accommodate this educational goal, the Ethnic Studies Certificate Program follows the model of a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Students will have the option of choosing from a menu of courses that cover various aspects of ethnicity or various ethnicities. The curriculum of the program is grounded in core courses devoted to the critical study of the main concepts and methodologies related to ethnicity. Besides focusing on these concepts, the courses examine different theories of ethnicity and race as well as other issues about the creation and legitimization of ethnicity emerging from its social and historical construction. Consistent with the viewpoint of the program, the core courses are taught from an interdisciplinary perspective.