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ETHN 100: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
This course provides a comparative and interdisciplinary exploration of historical connections among race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexuality, and gender inequality. It introduces significant theories, philosophies, concepts, issues, and social movements related to racial and social justice and liberation in the US. Students examine diverse perspectives on empowerment, identity, equity, self-determination, agency, and anti-racism within contemporary American society as well as the effects of institutional racism and marginalization on the African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latinx/Chicanx racial and ethnic groups.
ETHN 207: Race and Ethnic Relations
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SOC 207.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring
This course provides a systematic examination of how race and ethnic relations are affected by the concepts of power, prejudice, ethnocentrism, and racism. It connects historical oppression to current racial and ethnic dynamics in the U.S. The course also studies the institutions and other factors involved in establishing, sustaining, and changing systems of racial and ethnic inequality and how they are connected to class, gender, sexuality, citizenship status, and other intersections. C-ID SOCI-150.