Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York 10708
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Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York 10708


Multicultural Profile
Sarah Lawrence College is a small, coeducational liberal arts college with a distinctive academic philosophy and structure. Students create their own interdisciplinary programs — a structure that is well suited to pursue inherently interdisciplinary programs such as multicultural studies. Some courses offered this year include: A History of Black Nationalism in America; The Urban and Ethnic Experience in American History; Islam: Ideology, Politics and Revolution; Mastering the Holocaust; Body and Self in Asian Cultures; Theories of Feminism and Women's History; The Displaced Imagination in Asian-American Literature; African-American Womanist Fiction, The Nobel Legacy in Africa and the Diaspora; Psychology of Oppression; Culture and Nature in thee Indigenous Americas; Theorizing About Women: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender; Biodiversity, Conservation, and Sustainable Development in Africa; and Colonialism, Sexuality and Race.

Active on-campus organizations for students of color include: Harambe (for African-American students, Common Ground (for all students of color), Unidad (for Latino students), the Asian Student Union, the ACLU, and two literary magazines, Dark Phrases and Darker Shades of Queer. In addition, the chairs of all student-of-color organizations have monthly round-table meetings with faculty and administrators of color.

Students conduct their academic work in small seminars and in one-on-one tutorials with professors. Undergraduates take an active role in designing their course of study and pursue individual in-depth research projects that are best suited to their academic needs and aspirations.

Sarah Lawrence was among the first colleges in the United States to integrate the disciplined study of thee creative and performing arts into the liberal arts curriculum, believing that the development of the creative faculties is essential to a person's growth. It has outstanding programs in writing, dance, music, studio arts and theatre. The College also pioneered teaching outside the classroom — developing field work and internship programs in which students put their theoretical work into practice. Sarah Lawrence's proximity to New York City — just 15 miles north — provides a wealth of research and internship opportunities for multicultural studies.

The educational atmosphere at Sarah Lawrence encourages students to think across disciplinary boundaries, take intellectual and creative risks and blend scholarly intellectual rigor with passionate human concerns. The College is committed to providing opportunity to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of experiences, perspectives and talents.


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