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Why choose Race, Indigenous Nations, and Gender at PCC?

RING at PCC is made up of related fields dedicated to creating a more just and equitable world today. We are:

Race, Indigenous Nations, and Gender (RING) courses are interdisciplinary and cover issues that cross borders of all kinds, including:

  • Economics
  • Gender
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Sexuality

RING courses at PCC prepare you with critical tools to help you better understand and work with marginalized communities. You will learn how power and oppression shape our world and lived experiences. As part of this work, you’ll also analyze your own role in sustaining and transforming systems of power and oppression, and be inspired about ways to create social change.

Degrees and certificates

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Class information

What will you learn?

Explore such topics as:

  • Borders and migration
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Power and resistance
  • Race and ethnicity

What will you do?

Courses in this area of study are designed to transfer to programs at four-year institutions  where you can pursue a Bachelor’s degree.

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