Associate in Arts Degree -- Ethnic Studies   Program Code: 1A03807

The Associate in Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies is designed to provide students with a comparative, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary understanding of the experiences of African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans.  Students study the histories, cultures, literatures, and politics of communities of color in the United States so that they can critically analyze issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, and gender while developing an appreciation for the cultural diversity of American society.

Required Courses (15 units):

ETHS 101 C

American Ethnic Studies

3 units

or ETHS 101HC

Honors American Ethnic Studies

(3 units)

ETHS 129 C

Introduction to African-American Studies

3 units

ETHS 150 C

Introduction to Chicana/o Studies

3 units

ETHS 160 C

Native American History

3 units

ETHS 170 C

Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies

3 units

Three (3) units from the following elective courses:
 

ANTH 121 C

Native North America

3 units

ANTH 225 C

Cultures of Mesoamerica

3 units

ART 216 C

Latin American Art

3 units

ENGL 208 C

Asian American Literature

3 units

ENGL 247 C

Multicultural Literature

3 units

ENGL 255 C

African-American Literature I

3 units

ENGL 256 C

African-American Literature II

3 units

ETHS 130 C

African-American History I

3 units

ETHS 131 C

African-American History II

3 units

ETHS 151 C

Chicana/o History I

3 units

ETHS 152 C

Chicana/o History II

3 units

ETHS 153 C

Chicana/o Contemporary Issues

3 units

ETHS 171 C

Asian Pacific American History

3 units

ETHS 235 C

The Civil Rights Movement

3 units

HIST 135 C

History of Africa

3 units

HIST 142 C

History of Latin America I

3 units

HIST 143 C

History of Latin America II

3 units

HIST 160 C

Asian Civilizations I

3 units

HIST 161 C

Asian Civilizations II

3 units

HIST 163 C

History of Mexico

3 units

HIST 275 C

History of California

3 units

POSC 209 C

Urban Politics

3 units

PSY 131 C

Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 units

THEA 107 C

Diversity in American Theater

3 units

or THEA 107HC

Honors Diversity in American Theater

(3 units)

Total units required for the major:

18 units