American Ethnic Studies

 

American Ethnic Studies includes African American Studies, and American Indian Studies. We are currently developing programs in Asian American Studies and Latino/a Studies. In all of these program areas, students develop awareness, knowledge, skills in issues of particular racial groups of various social classes, genders, abilitities, and sexual orientations, with emphasis on social action. >more

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 106
Music in American Culture (5)

Explore musical traditions from diverse American cultures through guided listening and analysis of songs, styles, genres and musicians, with emphasis on the role of race, class, gender and sexual-orientation. Dual Listed as MUSC 106. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 119
Survey of American Indian Studies (5)

This course examines issues in American Indian Studies including native cultures, theories of American Indian origins, demographics, the formation of American Indian stereotypes, the resistance of Native peoples to racism and oppression, and contemporary issues (music, literature, health, etc.) Previously IASTU 119. Prerequisite: Concurrent or successful completion of ENGL& 101 recommended. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 215
From Rhymes to Reason: The Culture of Hip Hop (5)

This course examines the culture of hip hop from its South Bronx (NYC) beginnings in the early 1970's to its globalization. Students explore the musical, visual, spoken word and literary elements of hip hop. Topics include the role of race, class, gender, politics, appropriation and commodification. Previously IASTU 215. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 229
Tribal Governments & Policy (5)

This course will introduce fundamental concepts of history, development, structure, and politics of American Indian governments and federal Indian policy. The course will investigate and examine the legal and structural aspects of modern tribal governments and their impact on intra-governmental relationships and tribal citizens. Mandatory decimal grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 291
Special Topics in American Ethnic Studies (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 292
Special Topics in American Ethnic Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 293
Special Topics in American Ethnic Studies. (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 294
Special Topics in American Ethnic Studies (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 295
Special Topics in American Ethnic Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 297
Individual Project in American Ethnic Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 298
Individual Project in American Ethnic Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES 299
Individual Project in American Ethnic Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.