Cultural Benefits Of Cultural Studies

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Cultural studies are courses geared towards improving student 's awareness of their culture 's impact in their individual lives and also in a global perspective. Courses such as African-American studies. Chicano 'Chicana studies, and Asian-American studies provide student with the knowledge and confidence necessary to approach current and future issues (directly or indirectly related to race) effectively. Moreover, cultural studies classes go beyond racial issues. As said by the University of North Carolina, "cultural studies is an innovative interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that investigates the ways in which "culture" creates and transforms individual experiences, everyday life, social relations and power" (par. 1). The overall…show more content…
He also suggested that there is simply. a lack of interest in school because students do not recognize how the information presented in classes relates to them if it is not correlated to their future goals. The mentality is, "Why do I need to learn about biology if I do not want to become a biologist". However, ethnic studies classes directly relate to the students within and outside the ethnicity that is focused on within the course, because it provides an opportunity for students to understand the impact and contribution of the particular culture on the rest of the world. The benefits of ethnically focused curriculum has impacted myself personally. I have had a significant increase in areas such as politics, racial and ethnic tensions/issues, and argumentation techniques: alongwith rein:orc einent of English writing techniques. Over the course of the semester I expect to have an even more sophisticated understanding of the concepts I have been introduced to thus far, that would otherwise not be available without outside research. Thus far, I would agree with Gabriel (Precious Knowledge) that teachers really do teach differently in comparison to teachers in other classes and that the topics discussed in class are so interesting that it is seemingly impossible to stop thinking about it. Also, according to the Tucson Unified School District, students taking Ethnic studies courses do better on standardized testing. This leads to greater opportunities for post-secondary schooling, and overall contributes to a more educated and more successful
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