Ethnic Studies (ETHS)

ETHS-103  Ethnic Politics in America  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course will examine the role of ethnic minorities in the political process and their relationship to and role in government and include a discussion of ethnic empowerment, major ethnic based political and community organizations, the philosophies of major ethnic group leaders, and current political issues and trends as they impact ethnic groups. The ethnic groups to be reviewed will include Black People, African Americans, Latinx, Asians, and Native Americans. *Cross-listed as PS-103.

Prerequisite: PS-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4C, 4H

CSU Area(s): D3, D8, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ETHS-103H  Honors Ethnic Politics in America  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course will examine the role of ethnic minorities in the political process and their relationship to and role in government and include a discussion of ethnic empowerment, major ethnic based political and community organizations, the philosophies of major ethnic group leaders, and current political issues and trends as they impact ethnic groups. The ethnic groups to be reviewed will include Black People, African Americans, Latinx, Asians, and Native Americans. *Cross-listed as PS-103H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., PS-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4C, 4H

CSU Area(s): D3, D8, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ETHS-160  Black History in American Context  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course traces the historical and political experiences of African Americans from colonial times to the present. It examines the differences between the experiences of African Americans and other ethnic groups. Students will encounter the social, economic, and legal institutions which characterized being black in the US at various periods in the nation's history. Close study of several major events and political movements will allow students to develop interpretations of political interaction in America. *Cross-listed as HIST-160.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4C, 4F

CSU Area(s): D3, D6, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ETHS-160H  Honors Black History in American Context  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course traces the historical and political experiences of African Americans from colonial times to the present. It examines the differences between the experiences of African Americans and other ethnic groups. Students will encounter the social, economic, and legal institutions which characterized being black in the US at various periods in the nation's history. Close study of several major events and political movements will allow students to develop interpretations of political interaction in America. *Cross-listed as HIST-160H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4C, 4F

CSU Area(s): D3, D6, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ETHS-275  Latinx/Chicanx Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets, compares, and explores the lived experiences of Latinx/Chicanx authors through a variety of texts and genres. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will focus on the cultural, social, and historical aspects of Latinx/Chicanx literature. The course may include a variety of genres: fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose, etc. *Cross-listed as LIT-275.

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): C2, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

ETHS-275H  Honors Latinx/Chicanx Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a multi-genre, multi-period course that introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama from diverse cultural sources and perspectives. Students will examine literary terms and methods of literary analysis to provide them with a broad understanding of literature. *Cross-listed as LIT-275H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): C2, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

ETHS-280  Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets, and compares the variety of texts written by Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanx/Latinx authors, exploring the experiences of the various ethnic cultures. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will allow students to understand the cultural and historical aspects of the various cultures as well as the way the cultures themselves differ in literature. (formerly ENGL 280). *Cross-listed as LIT-280.

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

ETHS-280H  Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets, and compares the variety of texts written by Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanx/Latinx authors, exploring the experiences of the various ethnic cultures. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will allow students to understand the cultural and historical aspects of the various cultures as well as the way the cultures themselves differ in literature. (formerly ENGL 280H). *Cross-listed as LIT-280H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2, F

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F