Ethnic Studies Classes for FALL 2020


Ethnic Studies Fall 2020 

ES 1-1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

David Quijada MWF 9:10-10:20am

This introductory Ethnic Studies class draws upon interdisciplinary approaches to understand and problematize the study of race and ethnicity in the United States. The class will discuss current disciplinary debates, theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches within the diverse field of Ethnic Studies. By focusing upon diverse populations in the United States the class will index a broad range of cultural and political contexts; social problems; and histories to comprehend how racial formations and ethnic identity constructions have contradictorily served to: (1) create inequality and sustain systems of power and privilege and (2) create fissures of possibility to forge self-reflective solidarities and intercultural alliances that serve to dismantle oppressive conditions. The class will discuss the social construction of race and ethnicity coupled with the intersectionality of identity and positionality across race, class, gender and sexuality.
Satisfies both American Diversity (AD) and The Common Good (TCG) CORE requirements

ES 100-01 Asian American History through Food

Loan Dao TTH 3:00-4:35pm
Hybrid Class: 70% Online, 30% Classroom

This course examines the social, historical, and structural contexts defining the experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. from 1850 to the present through the lens of Asian identified cuisine, with an emphasis on how global movements of capital, population, goods, and culture have impacted the transnational relations and identity formation of contemporary AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) communities and individuals. Topics include immigration, labor, community development, U.S.- Asia relations, gender and family dynamics, and race relations. This transdisciplinary course draws from historical and journalistic accounts, literary narratives, ethnographic studies, community research, and individual experiences. The course also identifies relevant resources and current issues in local AAPI communities for students interested in doing research in the field of Asian American Studies. No previous experience with Asian American studies or college-level history courses is required or expected.
Satisfies both American Diversity (AD) and Social, Historical, Cultural Understanding (SHCU) CORE requirements

ES 101-1 Critical Race Theory

David Quijada MF 1:00-2:40pm

This course discusses Critical Race Theory (CRT) as an analytical framework that is used across the Social Sciences, Law and Education. Specifically, the course will engage CRT as an explanatory framework or set of basic perspectives, methods, and pedagogy that accounts for the role of race and racism across contexts (i.e., Education, Law, Policy, etc.) and social positions (gender, sexuality, religion, etc.)- and that works toward identifying and challenging racism within institutional contexts. Cross-listed with WGS 101-1 and SOC 135-2
Satisfies both American Diversity (AD) and The Common Good (TCG) CORE requirements

ES 195-01 Internship

Ethnic Studies Internship

ES 197-01 Special Study (Independent Study)

Loan Dao, day and time TBD



  ES 131-01 Cultural Geography and Global Societies,
J. Heung, MWF 2:45-3:50pm, Pre-Req: ANTH 1 or 5 or by  permission of the instructor, Fee $125

 ES 106-01 Intercultural Communication,
S. Schönfeldt-Aultman, TTH 9:45-11:20am, CORE: AD and SHCU
 ES 143-01: Advanced Media Production
, J. Jakaitis, TTH 1:15-2:50pm, Fee $100.00 CORE: AA and CP
 ES 161-01 Comm & Social Justice,
S. Schönfeldt-Aultman, MWF 9:15-10:20am, Fee $50.00, CORE: TCG and CE.

 ES 122-01: Race, Crime, and the Law
, K. Koo, TTH 11:30-1:05pm, Fee $10.00, CORE: AA, AD, TCG
 ES 170-01: Critical Refugee Literary Studies
, H. Ma, MF 1:00-2:40pm, Fee $15.00, CORE: GP, WID

  ES 163-01 Special Topics,
M. Viola, TTH 11:30-1:05pm, Fee $35.00

  ES 109-01 Politics, Race, and the Media,
Z. Ahmed, MW 7:00-8:35pm, Fee $50.00, CORE: AD
  ES 115-01 Theories of Justice,
P. Longo, TTH 9:45-11:20am, CORE: AD, SHCU and TCG

  ES 107-01 Whiteness, Y. Wilson-Hirst, MWF 9:15-10:20am, CORE: AD
  ES 125-01 Gender & Society,
N. Brown, TTH 1:15-2:50pm

  ES 140-01 Latin American Literature, C. Malary, MWF 10:30-11:35am, CORE: AA and GP

  ES 171-02 Gender & Religion in American Culture,
M. Pagliarini, TTH 9:45-11:20am, Fee $30.00, CORE: TE, AD                    




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