Ethnic Studies (ETHS)

ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

History, objectives, and philosophy of Ethnic Studies. Student's personal, educational and career development in a pluralistic society and an institute of higher education. [CSL may be available]
(This course is offered as ETHS 100 and RRS 100. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • D1: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

ETHS 101 First Year Experience in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Foundations of intellectual, academic, and career preparation for majors and minors in the College of Ethnic Studies.

ETHS 102 Basic Achievement Techniques (Units: 3)

Examination and application of basic skills development among diverse students. Use of appropriate strategies and methods to support the intellectual and spiritual advancement of the student. Concurrent enrollment in another specified course may be required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed)

ETHS 110 Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience (Units: 3)

Basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of experiences of ethnic/racial groups in the U.S.
(Note: In order for this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a C- or CR or higher grade if taken fall 2014 or later.)

Course Attributes:

  • A3: Critical Thinking
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Asian American Studies, American Indian Studies, Africana Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies majors; GE Area A2.

Foundations of writing in the disciplines of Ethnic Studies: Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies. Draws on the behavioral and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts to prepare students for advanced work in Ethnic Studies, and careers requiring breadth and depth of knowledge. (ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

ETHS 499 Culminating Experience Continuous Enrollment (Unit: 0)

ETHS 590 Ethnic Studies Travel Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of the instructor.

Sponsored group travel study to a designated location.

ETHS 637 Experimental Novel: 1950-1980 (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 216 or ENG 218 or equivalent or consent of the instructor.

Survey of experimental novels from North and South America emerging between 1950-1980 and changing how we view extended narratives.
(This course is offered as ENG 637 and ETHS 637. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

ETHS 675 Variable Topics in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of the instructor.

Examination of variable issues and topic in ethnic studies. Topics to be specified in the Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary for a total of 9 units.

ETHS 685 Projects in the Teaching of Ethnic Studies (Units: 1-4)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of the instructor.

Academic service-learning practicum/internship experience as an undergraduate instructional aide. Participation in the teaching of a regular instructionally-related class. Limited to undergraduate students only. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)

ETHS 697 Field Research or Internship in Ethnic Studies (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of the instructor.

Development of research methodology of Third World societies in the U.S. Gathering materials through non-written sources such as artifacts, oral evidence, and participation-observation. May be repeated for a total of 6 units with departmental approval. [CSL may be available]

ETHS 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the adviser, instructor, and program coordinator.

Supervised individual study of a particular inter-ethnic problem in ethnic studies. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

ETHS 700 Race and Resistance in Historical Perspective (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

Relational history of people of color in the U.S., their experience in the development of society, and the contested role of race in their collective experiences. A comparative examination of organized and unorganized forms of resistance to emerge within and across communities to achieve racial justice and self-determination.

ETHS 710 Theories and Issues in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Ethnic Studies graduate students and consent of the instructor.

Concepts and theories in ethnic studies. Identifies, analyzes, and critically reviews American history and the experiences of people of color.

ETHS 720 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: A basic statistics course and consent of the instructor.

Research methods pertaining to African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/Latinas, and American Indians in Third World critical perspective: a research proposal, data collection analysis, interpretation, and statistical summarization. Includes examples from the Third World experience.

ETHS 750 Ethnic Studies Community Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Philosophies, strategies, and methods in community studies. Evaluation of alternatives in terms of issues facing Third World communities. Internship in a community-based agency or organization. Seminar, 2 units; activity, 1 unit.

ETHS 820 Advanced Research Seminar in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ETHS 720 or consent of instructor.

Seminar on advanced research in ethnic studies. Key elements in developing a research or creative work project.

ETHS 885 Graduate Projects in the Teaching of Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students in Ethnic Studies and consent of the instructor.

Academic service-learning practicum/internship experience as an undergraduate instructional aide. Participation in the teaching of a regular instructionally related class.

ETHS 895 Field Study (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and graduate major advisor; approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies prior to registration.

(CR/NC, RP grading only)

ETHS 896 Directed Reading in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Ethnic Studies graduate students and consent of the adviser.

Intensive directed reading in ethnic studies under the supervision of a faculty member.

ETHS 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and approval of graduate major adviser. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

(CR/NC grading only)

ETHS 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate coordinator and supervising faculty member. Enrollment by petition and limited to graduate students in the program.

Individual research into an issue in Ethnic Studies.