A list of all Undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies
Any course listed in this department with a prerequisite assumes a grade of C– or better in the prerequisite course.
Three Required Courses
1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
This course provides an introduction to the complex nature of racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It seeks to understand the diverse traditions and cultures of the people of the United States in order to gain an appreciation for American diversity. It offers a critical understanding of the origins and impacts of settler colonialism, conquest, slavery, war and immigration on the development of the U.S. We will examine the ways in which race and ethnicity intersect with gender, class, sexuality, citizenship and nationality in order to better understand how systems of power and inequality are constructed, reinforced and challenged. This course fulfills an Area C requirement.
Collegiate Seminar: Seminar 144: Multicultural Thought
Selected readings from 20th century multicultural authors of the United States. This course may not be substituted for any of the required four seminar courses. Seminar 144 also fulfills the Area A requirement and can be taken after the student has completed one seminar.
196 Senior Thesis and Portfolio
The course entails independent study, research and/or creative work in the area of ethnic studies. Though students are encouraged to employ a multidisciplinary approach, they need to choose a sponsor from among the faculty members on the Ethnic Studies Advisory Board. To be taken only after the completion ES 001 and two other upper division electives in the minor.
Cross Listed Courses for Spring '12
ES 160-01 and ES 160-02- Spirituality in Practice: Catholics in America, T/Th 11:20-12:50; 1:10pm-2:40pm~Prof. Pagliarini
ES 154-01- Hinduism T/Th 11:20-12:50pm ~Prof. Palmer
ES 134-01- Chicana/o Youth Cultures T/Th 2:50pm-4:20pm ~Prof. Ely
ES 135-01- Prison Voices T/Th 2:50pm-4:20pm~Prof Ely
ES 140-01 - Gender Politics T/Th 11:20am-12:50pm ~Prof. Longo
ES 60-01 - Interactive Theatre for Social Change T/Th 9:40am-11:10am~ Prof. Davis
ES 154-02 - Memory in African-American Literature T/Th 2:50pm-4:20pm ~Prof. King
ES 141-01 - African American History 1877-present T/Th 11:20am-1:10pm~ Prof. Lemke-Santangelo
ES 163-01 - Asian Americans in the Media T/Th 2:50pm-4:20pm ~Prof. Hung
ES 123-01 - Modern Global Issues M/W/F 11:30am- 12:30pm ~Prof. Meneses