Ethnic Studies (ETHN)

ETHN 001 Black American Studies 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to Black Studies covering periods of social, cultural and historical development. Topics include African civilization, slavery, the Diaspora, abolition, reconstruction, segregation, Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement. Field trips may be a part of this course.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
ETHN 002 American Indian Studies 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course will focus on the historical, social, religious, ecological, economic, and artistic characteristics of various Indian Nations, as well as U.S. Government policy toward Indians. Special attention will be given to San Joaquin Valley Indians. Field trips may be part of this course.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
ETHN 003 Mexican-American Studies 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
The course studies the Mexican-American community and culture in American society from Pre-Colombian roots. The Mexican-American contributions and conflicts in American society are studied using an interdisciplinary approach (anthropology, history, sociology, literature, art and music).
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
ETHN 004 Asian American Studies 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course explores the Asian immigrant experience in the United States (Southeast Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino). Using an interdisciplinary approach (social, historical, religious, geographic, economic, linguistic, and artistic), special attention will be given to major immigrant populations in the San Joaquin Valley (Laotian, Hmong, Mien, and Lahu).
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better, or eligiblity for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
ETHN 005 American Ethnic Origins 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An examination of the various ethnic groups that came to America from Europe. Topics include: motives for migration, immigration, assimilation, social mobility, social change and the creation of a modern multicultural society. Special attention will be given to the migration of Euro-Americans into the San Joaquin Valley.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures