Africana Studies Associate in Arts Degree
Division: Social Sciences
PROGRAM CODE: 2A39434
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||3|
|or ETHS 101HF||Honors American Ethnic Studies|
|ETHS 129 F||Introduction to African-American Studies||3|
|ETHS 130 F||African-American History I||3|
|ETHS 131 F||African-American History II||3|
|Restricted ELectives (6-8 units):||6-8|
|Women of Color in the U.S.||3|
|Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)||3|
|Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)||3|
|Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)||3|
|Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)||3|
or ETHS 153HF
|Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues|
|Introduction to American Indian Studies||3|
|History of the Native Americans||3|
|Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American History||3|
|Asian Pacific Islander American History||3|
|Ethnic Studies Independent Study||1|
|Contemporary Social Justice Movements||3|
or ETHS 235HF
|Honors Contemporary Social Justice|
|Ethnic Studies Advanced Independent Study||1|
|Introduction to LGBTQ Studies||3|
Outcome 1: Summarize the key terminology, theoretical orientations, principles and methods used in the field of Africana Studies.
Outcome 2: Identify and explain historical trends and common themes in African-American history from pre-colonial Africa to the present.
Outcome 3: Identify the culture, political and socioeconomic heterogeneity that exists within and between Africana communities.