Story by Gregg McQueen
They’re setting a new course.
The City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) has announced a new Dominican Studies track within the college’s Master in the Study of the Americas Program in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies.
The master’s program, considered the first of its kind in the nation, is expected to admit its first students in spring of 2018.
The 30-credit, interdisciplinary graduate program will focus on topics such as racial and ethnic identities, migration and immigration, popular culture, politics, gender and human rights. It will be designed to highlight the legacy and socioeconomic development of the Dominican people in the Dominican Republic and in the United States as well as the relationships between the two countries.
Dr. Vita Rabinowitz, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost of CUNY, said the Dominican master’s program was an appropriate addition to the university system, as nearly 23,000 students at CUNY are of Dominican descent.