College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: D. Phillip McGee
Director: James Okutsu
Graduate Coordinator: James Okutsu
M.A. in Ethnic Studies
The Master of Arts in Ethnic Studies is designed to increase a student's knowledge and understanding of the experiences of people of color. The program provides training in techniques for the analysis of contemporary social problems which impinge on these experiences; and the program develops in the student a sound capacity to plan and evaluate policies aimed at the resolution of these problems. The focus is upon Asian Americans, Blacks, La Raza, and American Indian people, cultures, and societies.
The Master of Arts in Ethnic Studies is designed to be a very versatile degree; one that is inclusive rather than exclusive of employment opportunities. These possibilities range from ethnic oriented teaching and research, or community and multicultural resource development to practical application in the business and technical fields. Program graduates also are eligible to apply for teaching positions at the California community colleges in ethnic studies and related fields.
MASTER OF ARTS IN ETHNIC STUDIES
Admission to the Program
A student must meet the general university requirements:
A student who does not meet the program admission requirements may be admitted on a conditionally classified status (space permitting) whereby s/he would have to make-up deficiencies within a prescribed time period.
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).
Units ETHS 700 History of U.S. People of Color 3 ETHS 710 Theories and Concepts in Ethnic Studies 3 ETHS 720 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies 3 ETHS 750 Ethnic Community Practicum 3 ETHS 880 Issues in Ethnic Studies 3 ETHS 895 Field Study or ETHS 898 Master's Thesis 3 Area Emphasis--units on advisement 12 Minimum total 30
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