The Ethnic Studies Department aspires to critically evaluate the history and humanity of the many ethnic groups in the United States, as well as the contemporary experiences of these groups. Such study requires an interdisciplinary approach. Ethnic Studies courses are designed to do more than disseminate knowledge; they inspire, invoke action, and uplift social consciousness.
101 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL EXPRESSION
Ethnic Studies 101 surveys the cultural background that has shaped the present Latin American societies. The course analyzes such areas as: society culture, the psychology of the Latin American, city and rural life styles, religion, women, education and the role of the university, the artists and their role in politics, cultural imperialism, music and artistic expression, Latin American cinema, art in revolutionary societies, new song movement.
102 LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES
Ethnic Studies 102 surveys the social, political, economic and cultural development and experience of the various Latin Americans in the United States. The survey includes the following groups: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and other Caribbeans, Central and South Americans. The course also analyzes the contributions made by the Latin Americans to the economic development of the North American society.
110 CONTEMPORARY ETHNIC WOMEN
Ethnic Studies 110 is a survey of the contemporary status of ethnic women in North American society. This course makes relevant cross-cultural comparisons using contemporary issues and their relation to the ethnic women of today.
111 EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA, 1776 TO PRESENT
Ethnic Studies 111 is a survey course which examines the history and experiences of European immigrants in America from the late eighteenth century to the present. The course examines the immigration process itself, consider specific groups (British, Irish, German, Italian, Polish, Jewish, Greek, etc.) assess the reaction to immigration by white Americans, and evaluate the contribution made by European immigrants to American society.
120 MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES
Social Science 122 is designed to provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the social, political, economic and cultural experiences of the Mexican people in the United States. The course focuses on the Chicano experience after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.
121 ETHNIC AND RACIAL MINORITIES
Social Science 121 surveys the major ethnic and racial minorities in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socio-economic, cultural and political conditions among the following minorities: Afro-American, Mexican-American, Chinese, Japanese, American Indian, women, and other social minority groups.
122 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Ethnic Studies 122 is a survey course which will introduce students to the special elements unique to Asian culture. This course also focuses on the various dilemmas faced by Asian Americans as their respective cultural "roots'' come into contact with the cultural values of the dominant society.
123 ASIANS IN AMERICA
Social Science 123 is a survey course which examines the experience of Asian American groups (Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, and others) from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
124 JAPANESE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
Ethnic Studies 124 is an in-depth survey of the history of Japanese immigrants and their descendents in America from the 19th century to the present. The course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to more fully understand the experience of the Japanese immigrants and their descendants in America.
125 NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
Ethnic Studies 125 examines indigenous American societies, from before European contact through the present. This historical examination compares regional cultural groups, using an interdisciplinary approach to reach an understanding of pre-literate peoples. A primary goal is to develop skills for critical cross-cultural comparisons.
132 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
Ethnic Studies 132 surveys the African American experience in the United States. It traces the role and contributions of African American people in the development of the United States. The course includes such major topics as: the slave trade, the Revolutionary War and Civil War, the development of African American communities and culture, as well as contemporary African American issues.
164 THE ARMENIAN DIASPORA
Ethnic Studies 164 examines the development of the Armenian Diaspora from the abandonment of the Armenian Question by the United States and the European Powers in 1923, to the unfolding of current events that are critically affecting the Armenian case today. The course focuses on: the growing Armenian-American community; Armenian emigration from the Middle East and Soviet Armenia; pressures of assimilation in the U.S.; activities of community organizations toward preserving Armenian culture; current Armenian affairs and U.S. foreign policy.