Undergraduate Race & Ethnic Cultures General
2016 Fall Term
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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).
ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)
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 origin. It examines the diverse experiences of the various Asian peoples who have migrated to the U.S.
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.
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.
MINORITY AND MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES (DV)
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).
Race & Ethnic Cultures General 496
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.
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.