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)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in another specified course may be required.

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. 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.

Course Attributes:

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

ETHS 116 Algebra and Statistics for Social Justice (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Category III or IV placement for QR/Math or students who have not passed MATH 70 or ESM 70 with C or better.

Using topics such as education equity, income inequality, racism, and white supremacy and gender inequality to examine data using statistics. Statistical concepts covered include but are not limited to: organization of data, sample surveys, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions, normal approximations, and statistical inference. Includes a one-unit algebra supplemental component. [Formerly A U 116]

Course Attributes:

  • B4: Math/QR
  • Social Justice

ETHS 117 Statistics for Social Justice (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Category I or II placement for QR/Math or satisfactory completion of ELM requirement or MATH 70 or ESM 70 with a grade of C or better.

Using topics such as education equity, income inequality, racism, and white supremacy and gender inequality to examine data using statistics. Statistical concepts covered include but are not limited to: organization of data, sample surveys, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions, normal approximations, and statistical inference. [Formerly A U 117]

Course Attributes:

  • B4: Math/QR
  • Social Justice

ETHS 120 Educational Justice, Health Equity, and Academic Success (Units: 3)

Focus on educational justice, public health, and social justice. General education skills -- writing, oral communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning -- will be systematically reinforced. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
(This course is offered as PH 120 [Formerly H ED 120] and ETHS 120 [Formerly A U 120]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • E1 LLD Pre-Fall 2019
  • C2: Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

ETHS 221 Health and Social Justice - Burning Issues, Taking Action (Units: 3)

Social and economic injustices as root causes of the uneven distribution of disease. Current health issues, the process for influencing policy, and the skills to effectively advocate for health and social justice.
(This course is offered as PH 221 [Formerly H ED 221 ] and ETHS 221 [Formerly A U 221]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

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

ETHS 241 Health and Social Movements in the United States in the 20th Century (Units: 3)

Examination of history during the 20th century with a special emphasis on health and social justice issues. Focus on the main historical periods and events, with a lens of the "people's history narrative" that brings out voices historically silenced.
(This course is offered as PH 241 [Formerly H ED 241] and ETHS 241 [Formerly A U 241]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • U.S. History
  • D2: Social Sciences: US Hist.
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

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 500 Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Units: 3)

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

Explore the critical health issues affecting racial and ethnic groups in the US. Examine ways in which the health status of these populations is rooted in the socio-cultural, political, economic, and environmental influences of US society.

Course Attributes:

  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

ETHS 570 Senior Capstone for Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to senior Race, Ethnicity, and Health majors.

Synthesis and integration of coursework in Race, Ethnicity, and Health. Application of concepts through an individual and/or collaborative senior project. Possible projects include research papers, portfolios, or presentations. May include work with community organizations.

ETHS 580 Senior Capstone for Online Degree in Ethnic Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to senior Ethnic Studies online majors.

Synthesis and integration of coursework in the Ethnic Studies online program. Application of concepts through an individual and/or collaborative senior project. Possible projects can include research papers, portfolios, or presentations. May include work with community organizations.

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 647 Understanding Health Disparities in Cancer Among Underserved Communities (Units: 3)

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

An introduction to understanding health disparities in breast cancer in underserved communities. Emphasis on breast cancer and the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and cultural impact of the disease. Focus on understanding the clinical aspects of breast cancer and the psychosocial impact of breast cancer on women of color and their families.

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 graduate Ethnic Studies 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 Ethnic Studies students 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 graduate Ethnic Studies 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.