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Undergraduate Race & Ethnic Cultures General

2019 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 201

As the gateway and methods course for all the minors in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program, this interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to race theory frameworks from multiple disciplines (critical race theory, racial identity development, third space and cultural hybridity) and applies them to the dynamic and overlapping histories, cultures and literatures of historically underrepresented groups in the U.S.


3 Units

AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 217

The central concern of this course is to provide the student an awareness of the political development of racial and ethnic minorities in today's political arena. It will compare and contrast the development of the white ethnic communities of the 19th and 20th centuries with our modern day racial and ethnic minorities.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 265

Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry, and short stories) written by people of color. This class offers students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and histories of diverse groups within the U.S., including African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latinx cultures.


3 Units

IMMIGRATION TODAY: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 321

This course focuses on the changes in immigration to the United States in recent decades, challenges that recent immigrants face, and the controversies around this immigration. The immigrant experience of Latinos and the Hmong in Midwest will be emphasized, from an individual, family, and community perspective.


3 Units

RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR HELPING PROFESSIONS

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 380

The course helps students develop a greater understanding of the influence of one's race and ethnicity on the ways individuals perceive the world and the ways they are treated by others. Within the framework of the helping professions, students will explore, examine, and learn to advocate for social justice issues, especially related to African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino or Native Americans.


3 Units

MINORITY AND MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 394

This course will examine the "traditional" definition of family throughout American history as well as how more and more families challenge this definition. We will discuss how political, economic and social factors have shaped the experiences, structure and dynamics of families; and we will analyze trends in family formation patterns. (Offered jointly with Race and Ethnic Studies).


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable three times for maximum of 9 credits.

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