Ethnic Studies (ETHS)

ETHS 101 C  American Ethnic Studies (formerly ETHS 100 C) 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term Hours: 54 lecture. This survey course is a comparative and interdisciplinary examination of the historical experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Chicanos, and Asian Pacific Americans in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Historical themes will be analyzed through an intersectional lens that interrogates categories of identity and power such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. The course explores theoretical concepts and socio-historical processes including colonization and migration; racialization, the development of race as a social category, and the construction of citizenship; the relationship between race and U.S. imperialism; the persistence of social inequalities; and the long historical struggle for racial justice. Duplicate credit not granted for ETHS 101HC. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV/C-ID: SOCI 150, SJS 110)

ETHS 101HC Honors American Ethnic Studies 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This honors survey course is an enhanced comparative and interdisciplinary examination of the historical experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Chicanos, and Asian Pacific Americans in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Historical themes will be analyzed through an intersectional lens that interrogates categories of identity and power such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. The course explores theoretical concepts and socio-historical processes including colonization and migration; racialization, the development of race as a social category, and the construction of citizenship; the relationship between race and U.S. imperialism; the persistence of social inequalities; and the long historical struggle for racial justice. Duplicate credit not granted for ETHS 101 C. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV/C-ID: SOCI 150, SJS 110)

ETHS 129 C  Introduction to African-American Studies 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the field of African-American Studies. An interdisciplinary approach will be employed to study the various experiences of African Americans and their contributions to American society and culture. The course will cover historical and contemporary issues, including African origins, the development of African-American culture, the struggles of the black family, black political life, and the socio-economic empowerment of black people in the United States. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 130 C African-American History I 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the African-American experience in the United States from its African roots through the American Civil War, 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 and resistance; the socio-economic conditions of free blacks; 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. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 131 C African-American History II 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the African-American experience in the United States from the Era of Reconstruction to the present, emphasizing the roles of African Americans in the political, social and economic development of American society. Topics covered include: the various phases of the Reconstruction period; black life in the "New South"; the debates over educational and socio-economic progress; the migrations to the North and West; the struggles of the black working class; the impact of the two world wars on black life; the Civil Rights Movement; militancy during the 1960s and 1970s; and the black experience in contemporary America. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV/C-ID: HIST 140)

ETHS 150 C  Introduction to Chicana-o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 C) 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. 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 content in which Chicanas/os have sought to maintain their culture. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 151 C  Chicana-o History I (formerly ETHS 141 C) 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the Chicana/o experience from the pre-European conquest era of North America to the Mexican-American War. Topics covered include: Mesoamerican civilizations; Spanish conquest and settlement in the Americas; the African presence in New Spain; "mestizaje", racial categorization, and racial identity; life in the Spanish and Mexican borderlands prior to the American conquest; and the War between the United States and Mexico. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 152 C Chicana-o History II 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the Chicana/o experience from the Mexican-American War to the present. Topics covered include: the impact of the Mexican-American War on the lives of Mexicans in the American Southwest during the nineteenth century; immigration, labor struggles, and racial discrimination during the twentieth century; the struggles for civil rights and social equality; cultural affirmation and the construction of a "Chicana/o" identity; and the Chicana/o experience in contemporary America. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 153 C  Chicana-o and Latina-o Contemporary Issues 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course focuses on the contemporary issues, major characteristics, and significant contributions of the Chicana/o and Latina/o communities in the United States. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to analyze contemporary sociological systems including, but not limited to, immigration, education, politics, social welfare, criminal justice, religion and the family. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 160 C Native American History 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an historical examination of the native peoples of the Americas from their early beginnings to the present. Emphasis is placed on the relations between Native Americans and other peoples in the United States. A socio-cultural approach is utilized to develop a thorough understanding of the Native American experience. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 170 C  Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the field of Asian Pacific American Studies. An interdisciplinary approach will be employed to study the experiences of various Asian and Pacific Islander groups in the United States, utilizing the perspectives of race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. The course will cover historical and contemporary issues within Asian Pacific American communities, including immigration, anti-Asian violence, labor, unionization, and stereotypes. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 171 C Asian Pacific American History 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the Asian Pacific American experience in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It addresses the historical forces that affected Asian Pacific American communities including: Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Hawaiian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. Topics covered include: Asian and Pacific Islander origins; immigration and settlement patterns; labor struggles and community formation; racism and U.S. exclusionary policies; the struggles for inclusion and civil rights; and the Asian Pacific American experience in contemporary America. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 235 C  American Social Justice Movements 3 Units

Advisory: Completion of ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. 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 the struggles against racial injustice while comparing their strategies and outcomes. Topics covered include the African-American Civil Rights and Black Power Movements; the Chicano Movement and other Latina/o activist struggles; the Asian-American Movement; Native American political activism; the roles of women and LGBT activists in social justice movements; and the attempts of these movements to eradicate racism, classism, sexism and homophobia in American society. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

ETHS 298 C Ethnic Studies Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This is a lecture/discussion course focusing on a particular limited problem or topic of interest to students. It is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of a particular topic concerning which no other regular class is offered. A paper or group activity may be requested. Consult the class schedule for the offerings in a particular semester. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

ETHS 299 C  Ethnic Studies Independent Study 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: 16-18 lecture. This independent study course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. It is thought that topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. The student would then contact the supervising instructor to develop a contract for his/her particular interest so he/she could learn more regarding their special topic. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)