Bulletin--Ethnic Studies Discipline


College of Ethnic Studies
(See Ethnic Studies in the Academic Programs section for information on degree)

Undergraduate Courses

50 Pre-Algebra Mathematics Skills Development (3)

Practical skills development in conventional mathematics (pre-algebra), with an overview of third world perspectives and contributions to the development of mathematics. Units and grades earned do not count towards meeting graduation requirements.

100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)

Introduction to the history, objectives, and philosophy of Ethnic Studies. Emphasis on the student's personal, educational, and career development in a pluralistic society and in an institute of higher education.

105 Introduction to Third World Thinking (3)

Examination of perspectives and issues of the Third World experience through an introduction to the fundamentals of thinking and reasoning and other forms of analysis. Preparatory development for ETHS 110.

110 Critical Thinking and the Third World Experience (3) [GE]

Developing basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of experiences of Third World people in the United States. (Also offered as AIS 110, AA S 110, BL S 110, LARA 110.)

125 Introduction to Health Assessment in Third World Communities (3) [GE]

An introduction to health assessment through the identification and knowledge of the major body systems and medical terminology, with special focus on the diseases and illnesses that are related to Third World people.

210 Asian-American Culture (3) [GE]

The evolution of ethnic values and cultures in America using Asian-Americans as a case study. Survey of Asian-American arts, languages, and literatures. Particular attention to the manner in which these works reflect and express the character of the Asian-American experience and the forces that have shaped that experience.

220 Asians in America (3) [GE]

Examination of the various factors that define minority groups and their positions in American society using Asian-Americans as a case study. Particular attention to the perspectives and methodologies of the emerging discipline of Ethnic Studies.

260 Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism (3) [GE]

The behavioral and social sciences are used to examine, compare, and analyze across time, space, and geographical region, responses to racism by the world culture and civilization of people of African descent.

270 Ethnic Studies: La Raza Experience (3) [GE]

Comprehensive study of Latin American and southwestern cultural experience. Study and analysis of the various ethnic groups in Latin America and their contributions to the values, culture, oral history, and traditions of La Raza in the United States.

275 Ethnic Studies: Issues in La Raza History (3) [GE]

Survey of La Raza history from pre-colonial to contemporary times. Interdisciplinary framework examines and evaluates historical events. Framework includes sociological, cultural, political, economic approaches. Interdisciplinary approach provides opportunity to study La Raza history as a complex, on-going series of events.

291 Contemporary Practices of Third World Performing Artists in America (3)

A survey of minority performing artists as viewed from a world wide perspective but also within the context of their own physical and cultural environments.

300 Ethnic Studies and the University (3)

Examination of perspectives on Ethnic Studies. Emphasis on student's personal and educational development and career plans in college and in our multi-cultural society. Designed primarily for transfer students.

470 Raza Immigration to the United States (3) [GE]

Comprehensive survey of theoretical, historical, socioeconomic, legal, and political issues of Latin American immigration patterns to the U.S. Examination of socioeconomic and political impact of documented and undocumented immigration to Raza communities and mainstream U.S. society.

571 Women, Class, and Race (3) [GE]

The effects of class division and racism on the experiences, self-images and social identities of women in this country. Emphasis on the nature and relationships of the ideologies which underlie these divisions.

697 Field Research and Documentation in Third World Cultures in the United States (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Development of research methodology of Third World societies in the United States. Emphasis in gathering materials primarily through non-written sources such as artifacts, oral evidence, participation-observation. May be repeated once for credit with departmental approval.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of adviser, instructor, and program coordinator. Supervised individual study of a particular inter-ethnic problem in ethnic studies.

Graduate Courses

700 History of U.S. People of Color (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. History of the U.S. people of color, their experience in the development of American society, from 1600's to present. Examines consequences of domination and racism in thwarting economic interests of people of color, and their responses to limiting institutional arrangements.

710 Theories and Concepts in Ethnic Studies (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Examination of key concepts and theories in ethnic studies. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, the course identifies, analyzes, and critically reviews the American history and experience of people of color.

720 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (3)

Prerequisites: basic course in statistics and consent of instructor. Various research methods pertaining to African Americans, Asian Americans, La Raza, and American Indians in third world critical perspective: research proposal, data collection analysis, interpretation, statistical summarization. Examples taken from the third world experience.

750 Ethnic Community Practicum (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Critical review of philosophies, strategies, and methods in community studies. Evaluation of alternatives are made in terms of contemporary issues facing third world communities. Required project is based on an internship in a community-based agency or organization. Classwork, two units; field work, one unit.

880 Issues in Ethnic Studies (3)

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and consent of graduate major adviser. An intensive examination of issues in the field of ethnic studies. May be repeated once for credit.

895 Field Study (3)

Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of graduate major adviser. Alternate culminating study for the Master of Arts in Ethnic Studies. Student develops a project under the direction of the graduate major adviser. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

896 Directed Reading in Ethnic Studies (3)

Prerequisite: consent of adviser. Intensive directed reading in Ethnic Studies under the supervision of a faculty member.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of graduate major adviser. Intensive study of a topic or issue within the field of ethnic studies. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (3)

Prerequisites: consent of graduate coordinator and supervising faculty member. Individual research into an issue in ethnic studies. Enrollment by petition and limited to graduate students in the program.

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