ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
compare and contrast the history and manifold experiences of African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican/Hispanic/Chicano/Latino Americans, Native Americans, and other recent immigrant groups.
evaluate current social, political, and economic issues affecting ethnic minorities in the United States.
explain and apply the concepts of culture, acculturation, assimilation, and cultural pluralism.
apply important interdisciplinary concepts relating to the study of ethnic groups; discuss the concepts of "race," racism, ethnicity, and ethnocentrism.
explain the ethnic group experience through their unique voice; determine if and how that ethnic group voice is subordinated, muted, or lost.
ETHNS 320 The African American Experience
examine, comprehend, and discuss the origins and general experience of African-Americans in the United States.
analyze a concrete social issue for exposition from the standpoint of various disciplines, including, but not limited to history, sociology, political science, anthropology, and psychology.
analyze the African American experience relative to culture, gender, and social development.
assess the African American experience relative to the experiences of other American minority groups.
ETHNS 330 The Asian American Experience in America
identify and evaluate the dynamic historical, economic, political, and social forces that lead to the migration of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Pacific Islanders, South and Southeast Asians to the United States.
assess the Asian American experience within the context of other racial and ethnic experiences in America.
explain and apply concepts such as ethnocentrism, nativism, xenophobia, race, ethnicity, diversity, and globalization.
ETHNS 340 Chicanos/Mexican Americans in the U.S.
identify and explain major social, economic, political, and cultural developments that shaped and impacted Chicana/o experiences and communities.
critically assess the impact that Chicanas/os have played in shaping the history, politics, economics, and culture of the United States.