American Ethnic Studies Courses

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. Learn more

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AES 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. Student option grading.

AES 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.) Prerequisite: Concurrent or successful completion of ENGL& 101 recommended. Student option grading.

AES 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. Student option grading.

AES 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.

AES 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.

AES 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.

AES 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.

AES 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.

AES 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, base d on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AES 298
Individual Project In American Ethnic Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

AES 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.