Welcome to American Ethnic Studies. AES is an interdisciplinary program that offers courses across many disciplines including literature, music, art, theatre and dance, sociology and romance languages. The focus of these courses varies; they may focus on one racial or ethnic group or several. AES offers the interested student an opportunity to study vast cultural difference without leaving the United States! In addition, we sponsor or co-sponsor a variety of events both on and off campus that contribute to a more diverse experience at Wake Forest University.