American Ethnic Studies Department


North Seattle College offers two ethnic studies classes: America's Ethnic History and Societies and Cultures of the United States.

American Ethnic Studies at NSC is interdisciplinary, with exposure to basic concepts and vocabulary from a number of different fields. Material for study is pulled not just from traditional published research on race, gender and class, but also from poetry, art, personal diaries, letters and online archival video footage. Classes focus on learning by asking questions and drawing conclusions.

NSC’s American Ethnic Studies courses satisfy A.A. degree or transfer preparation without degree, provide individual courses for those already in a four-year school, fulfill requirements for career training programs (nursing, early childhood education) and provide personal enrichment.

Classes are taught in a traditional on-campus format or in hybrid format, supplemented by extensive Web material, including a 20th century library of video sources accessible through YouTube.

Olguin Doubles as Political Scientist & American Ethnic Studies Professor

Enrique Olguin
American Ethnic Studies & Political Science Faculty

Enrique (Rick) Olguin, PhD, teaches both political science (his doctorate is in this field) and American ethnic studies — drawing on close ties with the UW and multi-media tech skills and helping students learn useful tools, uncover “secrets” and take responsibility for their own learning.

American Ethnic Studies Department

Department Coordinator
Enrique Olguin
(425) 954-3630

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division

IB 2407
Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709
Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

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