Ethnic Studies Courses

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Courses that Meet the CSU Graduation Requirement in US History

ETHS 101 F American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 101HF 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 History of the Native Americans

New for Fall 2020!

Africana Studies AA Degree 
ETHS 111 F Women of Color in the U.S. 
ETHS 101 F Honors American Ethnic Studies 

Degrees (Effective Fall 2020)

Ethnic Studies AA Degree

The Ethnic Studies Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with a comparative and interdisciplinary examination of the unique histories, cultures, and experiences of African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Chicanxs/Latinxs, and Native Americans in the United States. Students will analyze historical themes and contemporary issues pertaining to communities of color through the development of a transnational-global perspective and a critical intersectional understanding of race, ethnicity, class, gender and power. Ethnic Studies provides students a space to develop a vision for positive social change and to bridge academic scholarship with action by engaging in liberatory practices that aim to eliminate social inequities and all forms of oppression. Graduates acquire group-centered leadership skills, knowledge of self, media literacy, critical thinking skills and an ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations. The major prepares students for both transfer and graduate studies as well as careers that work with under-served populations in areas/fields such as public and business administration, human and health services, marketing and communications, research and education, politics and government, fine and performing arts and multicultural affairs. This degree requires a total of 18-20 units.

Required Courses (15 units)
ETHS 101 F American Ethnic Studies
or
ETHS 101 HF Honors American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 129 F Introduction to African-American Studies
ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana/o Studies
ETHS 160 F History of the Native Americans
ETHS 170 F Introduction to Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies

Restricted Electives (3-5 units)
ETHS 111 F Women of Color in the US
ETHS 130 F African-American History I
ETHS 131 F African-American History II
ETHS 151 F Chicana/o History I
ETHS 152 F Chicana/o History II
ETHS 153 F Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
or
ETHS 153 HF Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
ETHS 171 F Asian/Pacific Islander American History
ETHS 235 F Contemporary Social Justice Movements
or
ETHS 235 HF Honors Contemporary Social Justice Movements
ETHS 199 F Ethnic Studies Independent Study
ETHS 299 F Ethnic Studies Advanced Independent Study
CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar
ENGL 249 F Survey of Chicano/a Literature
ENGL 251 F Survey of Native American Literature
SOC 290 F Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOSC 130 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
THEA 108 F Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre
WMNS 100 F or 100 HF Introduction to Women’s Studies
or WMNS 100 HF Honors Introduction to Women’s Studies

Africana Studies AA Degree

The Africana Studies Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary examination of the experiences of persons of African descent in the United States and internationally. Curriculum is designed to recover and analyze lost / distorted histories, confront unethical educational approaches, expand and impart knowledge through scholarly research, theoretical inquiry, and policy analysis. Students will analyze issues pertaining to the African and African diasporic communities while holistically developing a critical intersectional understanding of race, ethnicity, class, gender and power in American society and throughout the world. This degree requires a total of 18-20 units.

Required Courses (12 units)
ETHS 101 F American Ethnic Studies
or
ETHS 101 HF Honors American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 129 F Introduction to African-American Studies
ETHS 130 F African-American History I
ETHS 131 F African-American History II

Restricted Electives (6-8 units)
ETHS 111 F Women of Color in the US
ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana/o Studies
ETHS 151 F Chicana/o History I
ETHS 152 F Chicana/o History II
ETHS 153 F Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
or
ETHS 153 HF Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
ETHS 160 F History of the Native Americans
ETHS 170 F Introduction to Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
ETHS 171 F Asian/Pacific Islander American History
ETHS 235 F Contemporary Social Justice Movements
or
ETHS 235 HF Honors Contemporary Social Justice Movements
ETHS 199 F Ethnic Studies Independent Study
ETHS 299 F Ethnic Studies Advanced Independent Study
HIST 154 F Ancient Egypt
SOSC 130 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

 

Chicana/o Studies AA Degree

The Chicana/o Studies Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary examination of the unique histories, cultures, and experiences of Chicanxs and Latinxs in the United States. Students will analyze historical themes and contemporary issues through the development of a transnational-global perspective and a critical intersectional understanding of race, ethnicity, class, gender and power. Chicana/o Studies provides students a space to develop a vision for positive social change and to bridge academic scholarship with action by engaging in liberatory practices that aim to eliminate social inequities and all forms of oppression. Graduates acquire group-centered leadership skills, knowledge of self, media literacy, critical thinking skills and an ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations. The major prepares students for both transfer and graduate studies as well as careers that serve Latinx populations in areas/fields such as public and business administration, human and health services, marketing and communications, research and education, politics and government, fine and performing arts and multicultural affairs. This degree requires a total of 18-20 units.

Required Courses (15 units)
ETHS 101 F American Ethnic Studies
or
ETHS 101 HF Honors American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana/o Studies
ETHS 151 F Chicana/o History I
ETHS 152 F Chicana/o History II
ETHS 153 F Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
or
ETHS 153 HF Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues

Restricted Electives (3-5 units)
ETHS 111 F Women of Color in the US
ETHS 129 F Introduction to African-American Studies
ETHS 130 F African-American History I
ETHS 131 F African-American History II
ETHS 160 F History of the Native Americans
ETHS 170 F Introduction to Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
ETHS 171 F Asian/Pacific Islander American History
ETHS 235 F Contemporary Social Justice Movements
or
ETHS 235 HF Honors Contemporary Social Justice Movements
ETHS 199 F Ethnic Studies Independent Study
ETHS 299 F Ethnic Studies Advanced Independent Study

ANTH 209 F Cultures of Latin America
ART 116 F Art History: The Art of Mexico
ART 213 F Art History: Pre-Columbian Art
ENGL 249 F Survey of Chicano/a Literature
HIST 190 F History of the Americas I
HIST 191 F History of the Americas II
HIST 275 F History of California
JOURN 271 F Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting
SOSC 130 F Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
SPAN 206 F Introduction to Latin American Literature
WMNS 100 F Introduction to Women’s Studies
or
WMNS 100 HF Honors Introduction to Women’s Studies