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In US History

ETHS 101 F
American Ethnic Studies

ETHS 101H F
Honors American Ethnic Studies

ETHS 130 F
African-American History I

ETHS 131 F
African-American History II

ETHS 152 F
Chicana/o History II

ETHS 160 F
American Indian History

New students starting at Fullerton College beginning Fall 2021 or later or returning students who have lost/broken continuous enrollment prior to the 2021-2022 academic year must complete CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies (3 semester units minimum). Students starting at Fullerton College before Fall 2021 who have maintained continuous enrollment do not need to complete Area F. For more information check out the CSU General Education Patterns and make an appointment with a counselor.

The courses listed below have been approved for Area F effective Fall 2021. We are in the process of seeking approval for our remaining Ethnic Studies courses.

In Ethnic Studies Area F

ETHS 101 F
American Ethnic Studies

ETHS 101 HF
Honors American Ethnic Studies

ETHS 111 F
Women of Color in the U.S.

ETHS 131 F
African American History II

ETHS 150 F
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies

ETHS 153 F
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues

ETHS 153 HF
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues

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Current Course Offerings

Last Updated Fall 2022

ETHS 101 F American Ethnic Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This introductory course is a comparative and interdisciplinary examination of the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the United States from the colonial era to today. Students will analyze historical themes through an intersectional analysis that interrogates categories of identity and power including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion, etc.

The course explores theoretical concepts and social processes including colonization and migration; racialization and the development of race as a social category; the relationship between race and U.S. imperialism; the persistence of social inequalities; and the long historical struggle for racial justice. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 110

ETHS 101H F Honors American Ethnic Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is a comparative and interdisciplinary examination of the experiences of Black, Indigenous People of Color in the United States from the colonial era to today. Students will analyze historical themes through an intersectional analysis that interrogates categories of identity and power including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion, etc.

The course explores theoretical concepts and social processes including colonization and migration; racialization and the development of race as a social category; the relationship between race and U.S. imperialism; the persistence of social inequalities; and the long historical struggle for racial justice. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 110

ETHS 111 F Women of Color in the U.S.

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Ethnic Studies course is a comparative study of the experiences of American Indian, Black/African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Chicanx/Latinx women in the United States. Ranging from theoretical to first-person narrative, the interdisciplinary texts in this course examine interlocking categories of power that include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and culture. Students will explore feminist of color critiques of imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, immigration, labor, gendered violence, representation, and public policy. We will focus on oppositional consciousness and resistance to oppression in the scholarship and literature of American Indian, Black/African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Chicanx/Latinx feminists and the ways they engage in liberatory practices that aim to eliminate social inequities and all forms of oppression. Students may be required to attend a relevant academic conference or community event as part of the course. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 120

ETHS 111H F Honors Women of Color in the U.S.

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This honors-enhanced Ethnic Studies course is a comparative study of the experiences of American Indian, Black/African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Chicanx/Latinx women in the United States. Ranging from theoretical to first-person narrative, the interdisciplinary texts in this course examine interlocking categories of power that include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and culture.

Students will explore feminist of color critiques of imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, immigration, labor, gendered violence, representation, and public policy. We will focus on oppositional consciousness and resistance to oppression in the scholarship and literature of American Indian, Black/African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Chicanx/Latinx feminists and the ways they engage in liberatory practices that aim to eliminate social inequities and all forms of oppression. Students may be required to attend a relevant academic conference or community event as part of the course. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 120

 

ETHS 129 F Introduction to African-American Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This survey course presents the student with an examination of the African-American experience, and traces the role and contributions of Black people in the development of the United States. Included are such major topics as origins in Africa and the historical development of the Black community and culture as they evolved in the United States. An emphasis will be placed on the basic terms and references that give substance to Africana studies, as well as contemporary Black issues. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation. Field trips outside of regularly scheduled class time will be required.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 129 HF Honors Introduction to African-American Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course introduces students to African American Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that centers and is primarily devoted to studying the history, culture, and politics of black people from the United States. It traces the role and contributions of Black people in the development of the United States. and emphasizes the basic terms, concepts, theories, and references that give substance to Africana studies and contemporary Black issues. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. Field trips outside of regularly scheduled class time may be required.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 130 F African-American History I

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the African-American experience in the United States from its African roots to 1865, emphasizing the roles of African Americans in the political, social, and economic development of American society. Topics covered include: the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the process of enslavement in the Americas, slave life on the plantation, slave resistance, the socio-economic conditions of free blacks in the United States, the politico-economic dispute regarding slavery and its consequences in the outbreak of the American Civil War, and the emancipation of the enslaved black population. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

 

ETHS 130 HF Honors African-American History I

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is a survey of the African-American experience in the United States from its African roots to 1865, emphasizing African Americans’ roles in the political, social, and economic development of American society. Themes include pre-colonial West African empires and monarchs, the experiences and socio-economic conditions of free Black people, the system of U.S. enslavement, and the fight for abolition and liberation. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana-o Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the field of Chicana/o Studies. It is designed to acquaint students with the most significant social, political, economic, and historical aspects of the Chicana/o experience in the United States. As such, the course is interdisciplinary in nature and critically analyzes the societal context in which Chicanas/os have sought to maintain their culture.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 151 F Chicana/o History I

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the Chicanx experience from the Mesoamerican era to the era of US imperialist wars of expansion. Topics covered include: Mesoamerican civilizations; Spanish conquest and settlement in the Americas; the African influence in New Spain; mestizaje and racial identity; life in the Spanish and Mexican borderlands pre- and post-Mexican Independence; and the US invasion into Mexico. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

 

ETHS 152 F Chicana/o History II

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the Chicanx experience beginning with the era of US imperialist wars of expansion to the present. Topics covered include: the impacts of US invasion into Mexico on the lives of Mexicans and Indigenous peoples in the borderlands; immigration, labor struggles, racial discrimination, and the struggles for civil rights and social justice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the construction of a “Chicana/o” identity; and the Chicanx experience in the contemporary US. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 159 F Introduction to American Indian Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of American Indian Studies. It is designed to acquaint students with the most significant social, political, religious, and artistic aspects of various Indigenous peoples of North America within a transnational context, focusing on the twentieth century to the present. Students will critically analyze topics including Native philosophy and religious traditions, settler colonialism, urbanization, intertribal relations, identity, gender and sexuality, art, literature, and cultural production, environmental justice, and the context in which Indigenous peoples have sought to maintain their sovereignty. Students may be required to attend a relevant academic conference or community event as part of the course. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 160 F American Indian History (formerly History of the Native Americans)

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a historical survey of the Native American experience from creation to the present. Topics covered include civilizations across North America; Native world views and religious traditions; conquest and settler colonialism; analysis of political, cultural, economic, legal and military relationships that developed between American Indians and foreign nations; and the long historical struggle for tribal sovereignty. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit), AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

 

ETHS 170 F Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an interdisciplinary field of study that explores historical and contemporary Asian/Pacific Islander American political, social, and cultural practices and experiences in the United States. This course examines the foundations and theories of Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies and its contemporary approaches to the study of APIA peoples. Through a thematic approach that will allow us to understand diverse communities in relation to each other, emphasis is placed on the transnational and transpacific considerations of race, ethnicity, (im)migration, gender, sexuality, and class as it relates to API communities. Through the use of academic and community-based scholarship, contemporary themes includes imperialism and colonization, militarization and occupations, social movements and activism, and visual and performing arts. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 171 F Asian Pacific Islander American History

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a historical survey of the Asian Pacific Islander American experience in the United States focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries. Various communities will be examined including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. Students will explore topics ranging from US imperialism, intervention, and foreign policy; Orientalism and anti-Asian racism; (im)migration, exclusion, and settlement patterns; labor and the economy; identity, community formation, and struggles for civil rights and social justice. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 199 F Ethnic Studies Independent Study

1 Unit

54 hours independent study per term. This course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. Topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. Students must contact the supervising instructor to develop a learning contract for their particular research topic. Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Sciences area.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation depending upon course content; UC review required.)

 

ETHS 202 F Race, Ethnicity and Pop Culture

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course examines the contributions of people of color in film and popular culture and surveys the cultural, economic, social, and political forces that shape their representations in media. In this course, students will analyze representations of race, gender, and sexuality in US film, television, and new media utilizing ethnic studies theoretical frameworks and methods including queer of color critique, women of color feminisms, aesthetics, performance studies, cultural studies, and new media studies. Popular culture and independent productions are analyzed to understand how media representations reproduce and contest contemporary articulations of racialized, gendered, and sexualized experiences and social norms within contemporary society.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 235 F Contemporary Social Justice Movements

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an examination of the Post-World War II movements for social justice among people of color in the United States. It analyzes the socio-historical factors that led to struggles for racial, gender, economic, educational, and environmental justice while comparing their strategies and outcomes. Topics covered include a history of early civil rights movements, radical power movements of the 1960s, and contemporary issues and movements that seek to eradicate racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia in the United States and around the world. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 110

ETHS 235HF Honors Contemporary Social Justice

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is an examination of the Post-World War II movements for social justice among people of color in the United States. It analyzes the socio-historical factors that led to struggles for racial, gender, economic, educational, and environmental justice while comparing their strategies and outcomes. Topics covered include a history of early civil rights movements, radical power movements of the 1960’s, and contemporary issues and movements that seek to eradicate racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia in the United States and around the world. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 110

 

ETHS 299 F Ethnic Studies Advanced Independent Study

1 Unit

54 hours independent study per term. This course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. Topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. Students must contact the supervising instructor to develop a learning contract for their particular research topic. Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Services area.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation depending upon course content; UC review required.)

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The courses listed below are taught by Ethnic Studies Department faculty.

SOSC 130 F Introduction to LGBT Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This introductory course examines a broad range of contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in various contexts including bio-medical, sociological, political, racial and sexual. This course This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 130

WMNS 100 F Introduction to Women’s Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that examines gender as a social and cultural construction. Designed to provide a foundation for Women’s Studies with an examination of gender socialization, feminist theory, and feminist themes. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.

(Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 120

WMNS 100 HF Honors Introduction to Women’s Studies

3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is an introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that examines gender as a social and cultural construction. Designed to provide a foundation for Women’s Studies with an examination of gender socialization, feminist theory, and feminist themes. This course fulfills the Multicultural requirement for graduation.

(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SJS 120