Welcome to the IIS Division!

students on steps outside Cal History CenterThe IIS Division offers a variety of programs and courses that focus on analyzing and understanding culture, language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and the histories and contributions of historically marginalized groups. The division is committed to student-centered teaching and increasing your existing cultural knowledge and wealth.

Departments and Areas of Study

NEW CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement

Any of the following courses will satisfy the new CSU GE Area F – Ethnic Studies requirement. Check the class schedule or visit the program websites to learn more about these classes:

Updated Class Listings for Ethnic Studies

Many courses that were previously labeled as “Intercultural Studies” are now offered through new departments.

All courses offered through these departments will satisfy De Anza's ICS course requirement for an associate degree. 


Student Resources

Learning Community Partnerships

Programs in the IIS Divison work closely with Learning Communities on campus, including


Videos: "Our Histories, Our Experiences, Our Lives"

This ethnic studies panel series was organized by the IIS Division in 2021 to provide opportunities for everyone on campus to learn from, about and with each otherEach panel dicussion focused on experiences and perspectives relating to one of our core areas of ethnic studies.

WATCH THE VIDEOS

Dean's Office

Dean Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee
Division Dean

408.864.8443
leedebbie@deanza.edu

Mary Medrano
Administrative Assistant II

408.864.8769
medranomary@deanza.edu


Office Location

Multicultural Center
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Summer Hours

Our office will be open:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays
  • 7 a.m. to noon
  • 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

We will be working remotely

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 7 a.m. to noon
  • 12:30 to 5:30 pm

MCC Room Requests

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