ETHN 0003. Race, Ethnicity and Inequality

Units: 3
Also known as SOC 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Examines the historical and contemporary impacts of the social constructs of race and ethnicity in the United States. Closely analyzes racial and ethnic inequalities within social institutions such as politics, economics, education, housing, health and medicine, and criminal justice. Explores anti-racist movements, strategies, and practices to eliminate racial and ethnic inequality. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0011. Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 10
Hours: 54 lecture
Introduction to the diverse cultural, social, economic, historical, and political issues relating to the past and present experiences and life circumstances of Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, Black Americans, and Native Americans, along with other racial and ethnic groups. From a socio-historical perspective, the intersections of race and ethnicity with class, gender, sexuality, religion, spirituality, national origin, immigration status, ability, and age will be explored. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0013. Dialogues in American Culture

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 13
Hours: 54 lecture
Introduces students to a variety of contemporary topics through guest lectures and discussions. Explores the rich diversity of people, cultures, and opportunities within America, emphasizing theoretical and practical understanding of diversity. Employing a wide range of interdisciplinary social and behavioral science perspectives. The lecture-discussions and films explore topics including ethnicity, aging, (dis) ability, social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, identity, politics and science. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0018A. The African American Experience in American History to 1877

Units: 3
Also known as HIST 18A
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
History of African Americans from the pre-European West African city state kingdoms to the end of Reconstruction; major events in America's development emphasizing the role of people of African descent in the political, social and economic life of the United States; the institution of slavery; free blacks in the North and the abolitionist movement. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0018B. The African American Experience in American History since 1877

Units: 3
Also known as HIST 18B
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
History of African Americans in the United States since the Civil War; major events in America's development emphasizing the role of people of African descent in the political, social and economic life of the United States; Reconstruction; Jim Crow era; Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois; the Civil Rights Movement; and African Americans in the Reagan-Bush and Clinton eras. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0020. Introduction to African American Studies

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 20
Hours: 54 lecture
Introduction to the study of African American culture and experience in the United States. Places the African American experience at the center of the discourse and incorporates methodology from other disciplines that serve as a foundation for integrative and comparative perspectives. A critical examination of the African American experience and its antecedents. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0023. Chicano/Mexican American History

Units: 3
Also known as HIST 23
Hours: 54 lecture
Comprehensive survey of the history of Mexican Americans, from the Pre-contact era to the present. Emphasis on experiences and contributions of Chicanas/os in the United States regarding culture, economy, government, law, education and politics. Includes a study of the United States Constitution. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0025. Native American History

Units: 3
Also known as HIST 25
Hours: 54 lecture
History of Native American nations and peoples from Pre-Contact to the present. Covers the impact of European contact, trade, and colonization; examines the effects of United States political, economic, and social policies on Native Americans throughout U.S. history with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and Federal Indian Law. Emphasis on Native American peoples' attempts to protect their sovereignty, retain their cultural identity, and revitalize their societies across time. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0028. Independent Study

Units: 1-3
Formerly known as SSCI 28
Designed for students interested in furthering their knowledge at an independent study level in an area where no specific curriculum offering is currently available. Independent study might include, but is not limited to, research papers, special subject area projects, and research projects. See Independent Study page in catalog. (CSU, UC-with unit limitation)

ETHN 0030. Introduction to Chicana/o Studies

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 16
Hours: 54 lecture
Introductory study of the Mexican American/Latino experience in the United States. Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of art, literature, film, language, ethnomusicology, culinary culture, folklore, religion, gender and immigration. Examines race, ethnicity and culture in the Chicano/Latino community and the creation of Ethnic Studies programs in the United States. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0035. Immigrants and Refugees in America: The European Experience

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 35
Hours: 54 lecture
Survey of immigration, acculturation, assimilation and cultures of peoples from northern, western, southern, eastern and central Europe. Includes a comparative overview of pre-immigration, immigration and post-immigration experiences of the people from these groups to the United States. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0045. Native American Cultures and the Impact of Federal Policy

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 45
Hours: 54 lecture
In-depth study of Native American cultures and the impact of state and federal laws pertaining to tribal sovereignty and self-governance. Covers the effects of and resistance to colonization and cultural appropriation upon Native American cultures and religions. Students gain a practical understanding of the legal, political and cultural challenges faced by Native American tribal nations in our own region and across the country. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0047. Introduction to Hip Hop and Social Justice

Units: 3
Also known as SOC 47
Hours: 54 lecture
Defining Hip Hop as both a noun and a verb, this course takes a critical look at the history, role, and influence of Hip Hop on social reality. Evaluates both the impact Hip Hop has had on culture and the manipulation of Hip Hop within social institutions. Builds a framework of understanding for socio-political and cultural conditions in exploring Hip Hop as a vehicle to social change and justice. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0050. Ethnic Images in Film

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 50
Hours: 54 lecture
Interdisciplinary approach to study the intersections of ethnic culture, race, socio-economic class, and gender in the United States through the medium of film. Examines film content for representation and accuracy, the multiple dimensions of media stereotypes, and the authenticity of diverse ethnic experiences with particular emphasis on gender, race and class. Note: not a course in film making or film criticism. (CSU, UC)

ETHN 0053. Introduction to Native American Studies

Units: 3
Formerly known as SSCI 41
Hours: 54 lecture
Survey of the cultures of Native American people of North America focusing on the social, religious, economic, and artistic nature of various native groups. Examination of the antiquity, distribution, and linguistic history of native cultures. Addresses the contemporary status of native cultural traditions taking into account social change and adaptation. Emphasis on geographic, cultural, historical, and botanical environment of local native cultures. An optional field trip may be included. (CSU, UC)