Academic Catalogs

Ethnic Studies (ETHS)

ETHS G1033 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Race, Ethnicity and Political Issues  
Advisory: ENGL G100 or ENGL G100S.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is identical to PSCI G103. This course surveys American political policies and issues. The emphasis will be on areas of significance confronting African American, Native American, Asian and Latinx populations. Students will learn life-long skills necessary to evaluate policies and issues, analyze opposing viewpoints and problem-solve. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G103

    ETHS G1113 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to Social Justice  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    This course is identical to SOC G111. This course is an applied study to social justice with an emphasis on race and ethnicity in the United States. It examines the socio-economic, cultural, and political conditions that contribute to inequality among key social groups and the struggle for social justice and liberation. The class will focus on Native Americans, African Americans, Latinx Americans, Asian Americans and the intersection with gender, sexuality, and religion. The course requires engagement with anti-racist issues, practices, and movements. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G111

      ETHS G1203 Units (54 lecture hours; 0 lab hours)  
      Critical Geographies of Race/Ethnicity in the United States  
      Advisory: ENGL G100S or ENGL G100.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This course is identical to GEOG G120. This course offers a critical analysis of how the social and spatial construction of racial/ethnic categories, specifically Black, Asian, Latinx, and Native American, shape places, societies, and everyday lived-experiences in the United States. This course will apply interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and key geographic concepts to analyze how these processes are produced through historic and contemporary geographies of power, privilege, and oppression; agency, liberation, resistance, and justice; and exclusion, containment, access, and mobility. This course will provide students with the lifelong knowledge and skills to navigate social, psychological, physiological, and spatial relations of racial/ethnic inequality and justice. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G120

        ETHS G1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Social Movements  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        This course is identical to GLST G130. This course explores how people, individually and collectively, can accomplish change. It examines the theories, concepts and dynamics of social movements seeking social justice for disenfranchised populations in the United States, including Latinx, Chicano/a, African American, Asian American and Native Americans. Students will study social movements locally, nationally, and globally. This course includes a service-learning component. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G130

          ETHS G1333 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Introduction to Race and Ethnicity  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          This is identical to SOC G133. This course provides an overview of sociological theories and issues concerning the historical and contemporary patterns of interactions of major American racial and ethnic groups with an emphasis on Native Americans, African Americans, Latinx Americans, and Asian Americans through analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. It examines how culture and social institutions contribute to or counteract racial and ethnic inequalities. The course discusses minority immigration and assimilation as it relates to society and culture in the United States. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G133

            ETHS G1343 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Introduction to Chicana/o Studies  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            This course is identical to SOC G134. This course provides an overview of the Chicana/o historical experience and of social development in the U.S. The course will survey the Chicana/o culture, customs, politics, labor conflict, immigration patterns, achievements and contributions to society in the United States. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G134

              ETHS G1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              This course is identical to HIST G155. This course covers the History of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the modern day through the experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Latinx Americans, and Asian Americans. Special consideration will be given to how these ethnic groups shaped the culture and identity of the United States. Furthermore, the history of these groups will be examined against the interconnections of racial, gender, and social (i.e. "The Big Three") power hierarchies that contribute to inequities in American society. Lastly, this course will explore the mission of the historic social justice movements which continue to combat these inequities. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G150

                ETHS G1673 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Psychology of Racism and Oppression  
                Advisory: PSYC G100.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                This course is identical to PSYC G167. This course examines psychological theory, research and impact of racism, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. It explores the underpinnings of oppression, racialization, and racism as well as the psychological and sociocultural effects of lived experiences of the four core racialized groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Latinx Americans. It investigates triggers of prejudice and the complex psychological patterns among majority and nonmajority groups. Students also learn about current movements of equity and resistance as they relate to the psychological impact experienced by communities of color. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G167

                  ETHS G1813 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  American Government: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity  
                  Advisory: ENGL G100 or ENGL G100S.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                  This course is identical to PSCI G181. This course provides an introduction to United States and California governments and examines their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. Students will analyze the politics of race and ethnicity and its effect on political behavior, institutions and the exercise of political power. Central to this study will be the history, experiences and contributions of African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Latinx. Additionally, this course will focus on policy content and relevant political issues facing racial and ethnic populations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POL 110.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G181

                    ETHS G2553 Units (54 lecture hours; 0 lab hours)  
                    Intercultural Communication  
                    Advisory: CMST G110.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                    This course is identical to CMST G255. This course analyzes the study, practice, and application of communication theories as they relate to different cultural, co-cultural, ethnic, and racial groups including African American, Native American, Asian, and Latinx populations. Communication is examined in both cross-cultural and intercultural settings with emphasis on interpersonal effectiveness, including skills in nonverbal processing, assessment of different cultural interactional patterns, and minimizing prejudice and discrimination. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS G255