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Undergraduate Race & Ethnic Cultures General

2015 Fall Term

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3 Units

ETHNIC POLITICS (DV)(GE)

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. (Offered jointly with political science).


3 Units

POLITICS OF URBAN INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. (DV)(GS)

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 280

The course offers a sophisticated depiction of systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the urban poor. The readings will feature academic books and research articles that describe and analyze the politics and life experiences in inner-city neighborhoods.


3 Units

ASIAN AMERICANS (DV)

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 285

The course examines the intersection of Asia and United States through peoples who migrated from Asia. It reviews issues of race and ethnicity and provides an overview in Asian cultures so that students can understand Asian American diversity and Asian cultures of orgin. It examines the diverse experiences of the various Asian peoples who have migrated to the U.S., including inter-Asian American relations and intergroup relations between Asian Americans and others in the U.S. The course explores issues of Asian American discrimination, stereotypes, indentity formation, collective action and pan Asian identities, and hybrid or transnational identities.


3 Units

RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 344

This course will sociologically analyze racial and ethnic patterns in American films. We will discuss how decision-makers shape the public imagination. We will examine how race intersects with other identities in ways that lead to specific trends in Hollywood. We will highlight the relationship between media, culture and the economy.


3 Units

AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 368

A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, and Asian-American women.


3 Units

RACE, ETHNICITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE: ISSUES FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS (DV)

Race & Ethnic Cultures General 380

The course is designed to help 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 and by society. Within the framework of the helping professions, students will have the opportunity to examine their attitudes toward members of racial and ethnic minorities, develop ways to learn about the participation in and treatment of racial and ethnic minority groups in work, education, and social services, and examine ways to affect one's own attitudes and society to achieve social justice.

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