Race & Ethnic Cultures General (RACEETH)

Courses

RACEETH 150   ATLANTIC HISTORY   3 Units

This course explores the Atlantic community created as a result of Christopher Columbus' voyage of 1492. It examines the process which drew together the history of four continents, Europe, Africa, North and South America as a result of the commerce, migrations, and imperial rivalries initiated by the Columbian encounter.
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 150 AND RACEETH 150

RACEETH 201   INTRODUCTION TO RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES (DV)   3 Units

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.

RACEETH 217   AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS   3 Units

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.
CROSS-LISTED: RACEETH 217 AND POLISCI 217

RACEETH 241   YOUTH CULTURE FORMATION: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY   3 Units

This course explores how various U.S. institutions construct "youth" as a social category, how those constructions are primarily interlocked with race and ethnicity, and how those constructions subsequently shape youth cultures in multi-faceted, intersectional cultural contexts such as music, gaming, sports, and media.

RACEETH 265   MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

RACEETH 280   POLITICS OF URBAN INEQUALITY IN THE U.S.   3 Units

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.
CROSS-LISTED: POLISCI 280 AND RACEETH 280

RACEETH 285   ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND GENED 120 OR GENED 140, OR SOPHOMORE STANDING

RACEETH 321   IMMIGRATION TODAY: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES   3 Units

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.
CROSS-LISTED: SOCWORK 321/RACEETH 321

RACEETH 344   RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: SOCIOLGY/RACEETH 344

RACEETH 365   BLACK POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT   3 Units

This course will utilize a Pan-African approach to provide an organized and systematic pattern of social and political ideologies/thought put forth by Black publicists and theorists concerning the organization of their society. As such, it will survey the principal personalities and major protest movements that have emerged both in the Diaspora African Community as well as those in Africa.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

RACEETH 368   AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)   3 Units

A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, and Asian-American women.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: RACEETH 368 AND ENGLISH 368

RACEETH 380   RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR HELPING PROFESSIONS   3 Units

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.
CROSS-LISTED: RACEETH 380 AND SOCWORK 380

RACEETH 393   RACIAL & ETHNIC INEQUALITY: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM   3 Units

This course offers an in-depth investigation of contemporary racial-ethnic issues through experiential learning. The course combines scholarly readings, lectures, and discussions with hands-on assignments that occur "beyond the classroom," such as field trips, research, online engagement, service learning, or community-based projects.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR SOPHOMORE STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

RACEETH 394   MINORITY AND MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES (DV)   3 Units

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).
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF THE UNIVERSITY U.S. RACIAL/ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT OR 3 CREDITS OF SOCIOLGY
CROSS-LISTED: RACEETH 394 AND SOCIOLGY 394

RACEETH 481   CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES   3 Units

This capstone course, to be taken as one of the last courses in the minor, is required of all minors in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Students will hone their research methods in race/ethnic studies and apply them to a project. The project, which may be research, creative, or professional application in nature, will be presented orally.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING, A MINOR IN RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES, RACEETH 201, AND AT LEAST 9 ADDITIONAL UNITS OF COURSES WITHIN THE RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES AREA, INCLUDING AFRIAMR, ASIANAM, AMERIND, CHICANO, LATINX, AND RACEETH

RACEETH 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

RACEETH 491   TRAVEL STUDY   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

RACEETH 493   INTERNSHIP RACEETH   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Internship

RACEETH 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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.

RACEETH 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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