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ERIC Number: EJ889589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0038-0407
Ethnic, Women's, and African American Studies Majors in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education
Olzak, Susan; Kangas, Nicole
Sociology of Education, v81 n2 p163-188 Apr 2008
African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Women's Studies programs in higher education have received wide support from faculty members and students, yet few programs offer a major or have tenure-line faculty positions. Our analysis used sociological theories to generate testable implications about the chances that an institution will offer these majors. We found that the relevant size of students' and faculty's demographic profiles reflect the chances that these majors will be offered. Moreover, institutions that offer Women's Studies programs are significantly more likely also to offer majors in Ethnic Studies and African American Studies, but this effect is asymmetric. (Contains 7 tables and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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