Academic Catalogs

Ethnic Studies (ETHS)

ETHS A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Contemporary Ethnic America  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An examination of contemporary American dominant, ethnic and racial minority intergroup relations from historical, sociological and psychological perspectives. Addresses continuing issues of racism and discrimination. The course will explore the experiences of Native Americans, Blacks and African Americans, LatinX, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS A100

ETHS A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to LatinX Studies  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

An examination of the historical and contemporary American dominant-minority intergroup relations with the diverse LatinX American groups ranging from the Chicano/Mexican experience, Central American and South American experience and people from the variation of Caribbean Spanish-speaking nations. Exploration of racial, ethnic, historical, sociological, economic, religious, and psychological perspectives. The course addresses continuing issues of injustice, oppression, exploitation, racism, and discrimination.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS A110

ETHS A1153 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An examination of contemporary critical themes in the interdisciplinary field of Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. This includes perspectives from history, sociology, psychology, gender/sexuality studies and other fields while applying a American dominant, ethnic and racial minority intergroup relations. This course addresses continuing issues of racism and discrimination that Asian American and Pacific Islander communities face.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS A115

ETHS A1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Ethnic Groups in the U.S.: Their Histories  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

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, Asian Americans and LatinX Americans. There will be a focus on how these racial ethnic groups helped shape the identity and culture of the United States. Additionally, the history of these groups will be analyzed by examining the interconnections of race, class, gender and social power used to struggle against racial hierarchies that created structural inequities in American society. Lastly, this course will examine the goals of the historical social justice movements which continue to combat these inequities. Same as History A150. Students who enroll in Ethnic Studies A150 may not receive credit for History A150. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS A150

ETHS A1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
The Ethnic Family  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Ethnic and minority families in the United States today. Emphasis on family interaction, child training patterns, the family’s relationship to society, and community helping agencies. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ETHS A190