Ethnic Studies

Division: Social Sciences

Amber Gonzalez
Arnetta Smith

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 indigenous people and People of Color (African Americans) 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. This 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

ETHS 101HF  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 Indigenous people and People of Color (African Americans, Latinas/os, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Arab Americans) 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. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE

ETHS 111 F Women of Color in the U.S. 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a comparative study of the experiences of women of color in the United States. Ranging from theoretical to first-person narrative, the interdisciplinary readings 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 African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander American, Caribbean, Latinx, Indigenous, and Arab American 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) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

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

ETHS 131 F African-American History II 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. 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 the black experience in contemporary America. Field trips may be required outside of regularly-schedule class times. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 150 F  Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F) 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 Chicana/o have sought to maintain their culture. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 151 F  Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the Chicana/o experience from the Mesoamerican era to the Mexican American War. 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 Mexican American War. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE

ETHS 152 F  Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the Chicano/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, immigration, labor struggles, racial discrimination, the struggles for civil rights and social justice in the 19th and 20th centuries, the construction of a "Chicana/o" identity and the Chicano experience in contemporary America. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 153 F  Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on the contemporary issues, major characteristics, and significant contributions of Chicana/o and Latina/o communities in the United States. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to examine areas including, but not limited to, art and culture, education, law, politics, religion, economies, and the family. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 153HF  Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course focuses on the contemporary issues, major characteristics, and significant contributions of Chicana/o and Latina/o communities in the United States. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to examine areas including, but not limited to, art and culture, education, law, politics, religion, economics and the family. Some field study and research may be required to provide relevant experiences. This course fulfills Multicultural Education requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) 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

ETHS 160 F  History of the Native Americans 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a historical survey of the Native American experience from the pre-colonial era to the present. Topics covered include diverse Indigenous civilizations across the Americas; conquest and settler colonialism; political, religious, and gender systems pre- and post-European contact; Indian removal and the creation of the reservation system in the U.S. and the long historical struggle for tribal sovereignty. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ETHS 170 F  Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American History 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. (Degree Credit) (CSU) (UC) 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 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

ETHS 235HF  Honors Contemporary Social Justice 3 Units

E54 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

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.)