The standing CIS concentrations are a vibrant, intellectual space for faculty and students to engage social, political, and cultural issues through coursework, events, and activities. Each of the standing CIS concentrations has a director who is available to provide guidance to students building an academic program. Each concentration also has a set of diverse faculty from a variety of departments who specialize in the content and themes of the concentration through their research or teaching. Given the depth of faculty and courses in the concentrations, students and faculty have the opportunity to engage in the types of interdisciplinary work that bridge and transform teaching, research, and writing.
The standing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary minor concentrations housed in CIS include:
- Africana Studies
- Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
- Latin American and Latino Studies*
- Peace and Conflict Studies
* This concentration has a designated template for students interested in pursuing a major.