Curriculum

General Ethnic Studies

Core Courses (8 units)

  1. ES 100 Ethnicity and Race in America (4)
  2. ES 300 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (4)

Topic Courses* (4 units)

In consultation with an advisor from the Ethnic Studies Program Committee, choose 4 units from:

  • ES 392 Topics in Ethnic Studies (2) for a total of (4)
  • ES 394 Topics in Ethnic Studies (4)
  • **Students may consider relevant course substitution with the approval of the ethnic studies coordinator

In consultation with an advisor from the Ethnic Studies Program Committee, choose 16 units from the following set of courses:

General Ethnic Studies

Choose 16 units (no more than one elective course from the same department may count toward elective units from:

  1. Choose 8 units from:
    1. ART 323 Native North American Art (4)
    2. ART 328 Mexican Art (4)
    3. ART 329 Chicano Art (4)
    4. COMM 302 Communication, Language and Culture (4)
    5. COMM 304 Intercultural Communication (4)
    6. COMM 401 Gender, Race and Media (4)
    7. COMM 402 Ethnography of Communication (4)
    8. COMM 580 Culture and Ethnicity in Language (4)
    9. ENG 314 American Indian Literature (4)
    10. ENG 323 Chicano Literature (4)
    11. ENG 339 African American Literature (4)
    12. HUM 335 The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
    13. HUM 370 African Heritage in the Arts (4)
    14. HUM 460 Cultural Studies (4)
    15. IS 460 Aspects of Chicano Culture (4)
    16. MUS 352 African American Music (4)
    17. PHIL 364 Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    18. PHIL 375 Classics of Eastern Thought (4)
    19. SPAN 435 Chicano Literature (4)
    20. TA 462 African American Theatre and Drama (4)
    21. Note: Students may receive credit for only one of the following : ANTH 323—Native North
    22. American Art; or ART 323—Native North American Art
  2. Choose 8 units from
    1. ANTH 306 Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors (4)
    2. ANTH 307 Incas and Their Predecessors(4)
    3. ANTH 323 Native North American
    4. Art (4)
    5. ANTH 325 Human Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
    6. ANTH 330 Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    7. ANTH 333 Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
    8. ANTH 335 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    9. ANTH 351 Indians of North America (4)
    10. ANTH 352 Indians of the Southwest (4)
    11. ANTH 354 Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
    12. ANTH 357 African Societies (4)
    13. ANTH 362 Peoples of Asia (4)
    14. ANTH 365 Asian-American Cultures (4)
    15. ANTH 380 Gender and Language(4)
    16. ANTH 388 Language and Culture(4)
    17. ANTH 340 Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    18. ECON 352 Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    19. ES 595 Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    20. ANTH 472 Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology (4)
    21. ANTH 493 Urban Anthropology (4)
    22. GEOG 322 United States and MExico Border Issues (4)
    23. HIST 340 African American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    24. HIST 341 African American History, 1865-Present (4)
    25. HIST 391 Chicano History (4)
    26. HIST 465 Modern Central America (4)
    27. HIST 470 Modern Latin America (4)
    28. HIST 565 Ethnic Minorities in America History (4)
    29. HIST 566 Ethnic Minorities in the American Southwest: Past and Present (4)
    30. HIST 567 The Asian American Experience (4)
    31. PSYC 340 Prejudice, Race and Racism (4)
    32. PSYC 345 Cross-Cultural Psychology (4)
    33. SOC 410 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity(4)
    34. SOC 425 Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    35. SOC 441 Black Social Stratification (4)
    36. SOC 442 Chicano Social Stratification(4)
    37. SSCI 300 Nonwestern World (4)
    38. SSCI 316 Race and Racism (4)
    39. SSCI 350 Roots of Modern Racism (4)
    40. ** Students may receive credit for only one of the following:
      1. ANTH 323 Native North American Art (4)
      2. ART 323 Native North American Art (4)

Specialized Area

If you wish to specialize in a certain area, rather than in General Ethnic Studies, you may pick from coursework in African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, or Native American Studies.

Option 1: African American Studies

In consultation with an advisor from the Ethnic Studies Program Committee, choose 16 units from the following set of courses:

  • ANTH 357 African Societies (4)
  • ENG 339 African American Literature (4)
  • HIST 340 African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
  • HIST 341 African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
  • HIST 565 Ethnic Minorities in American History (4)
  • HUM 370 African Heritage in the Arts (4)
  • MUS 352 African American Music (4)
  • PSCI 352B Minority Politics: African American Politics (4)
  • SOC 336 Black women and Feminism (4)
  • SOC 341 Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
  • SOC 441 Black Social Stratification (4)
  • TA 462 African-American Theatre and Drama (4)

OR

Option 2: Chicano and Latino Studies

In consultation with an advisor from the Ethnic Studies Program Committee, choose 16 units from the following set of courses:

  • ART 328 Mexican Art (4)
  • ART 329 Chicano Art (4)
  • ENG 323 Chicano Literature (4)
  • HIST 391 Chicano History (4)
  • HIST 465 Modern Central America (4)
  • HIST 470 Modern Latin America (4)
  • HIST 565 Ethnic Minorities in American History (4)
  • HIST 566 Ethnic Minorities in the American Southwest:Past and Present (4)
  • HUM 335 The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
  • IS 460 Aspects of Chicano Culture (4)
  • PSCI 352C Minority Politics: Latino Politics (4)
  • SOC 342 The Chicano Family (4)
  • SOC 442 Chicano Social Stratification (4)

OR

Option 3: Native American Studies

In consultation with an advisor from the Ethnic Studies Program Committee, choose 16 units from the following set of courses:

  • ANTH 305 North American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 351 Indians of North America (4)
  • ANTH 352 Indians of the Southwest (4)
  • ART 323 Native North American Art (4)
  • ENG 314 American Indian Literature (4)
  • HIST 565 Ethnic Minorities in American History (4)
  • HIST 566 Ethnic Minorities in the American Southwest: Past and Present (4)
  • PSCI 352E Minority Politics: Native American Politics (4)

OR

Option 4: Asian American Studies

In consultation with an advisor from the Ethnic Studies Program Committee, choose 16 units from the following set of courses:

  • HIST 567 The Asian-American Experience (4)
  • PSCI 352D Minority Politics: Asian American Politics (4)
  • ART 310 Asian Art (4)
  • HIST 565 Ethnic Minorities in America (4)
  • HIST 566 Ethnic Minorities in the American Southwest: Past and Present (4)
  • PHIL 375 Classics of Eastern Thought (4)