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ETHN 001: Introduction to Ethnic and Social Justice Studies

Course Description

The course offers an interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity in the United States, with a focus on social justice movements of U.S. ethnic and racial groups. This course provides a basis for a better understanding of the socio-economic, cultural and political conditions of key race-ethnic social groups, and explores the evolution, impact, and future of Ethnic Studies itself. Students have an opportunity to examine the history of social justice and racial equality movements in the U.S. during the 1960s and 1970s through to the present, and analyze the emergence of Ethnic Studies as an academic discipline to provide a relevant education in contrast to ethno-centrism, eurocentrism, and white supremacy in the U.S. Course materials encourage the use of applied methodologies in Social Justice and Ethnic Studies in order to provide a depth of insight into struggles, and mobilization strategies for equity, self-determination, liberation, decolonization, and anti-racism.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
    D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C2- Humanities
    Area D - Social Sciences
    Area F - Ethnic Studies
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3 - Arts and Humanities: 3B- Humanities
    Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
    Area 7 - Ethnic Studies
  • C-ID: SJS 110 - Introduction to Social Justice
Last Updated 7/19/23