Academic Catalog

Ethnic Studies (ETHN)

ETHN 51  •  INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES

ETHN 51 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VI: United States Cultures & Communities, Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

An interdisciplinary examination of major concepts and controversies in the study of racial and ethnic difference in the United States. Exploration of race and ethnicity as historical and contemporary categories of identification in the context of social inequality. Social movements and policy debates on racial equity will be analyzed.

ETHN 52  •  INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

ETHN 52 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VI: United States Cultures & Communities, Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Exploration of the field of African American Studies: history, literature, the arts, and culture, as well as sociological, political, economic, public policy, and philosophical perspectives on the experience of peoples of the African diaspora in the United States. The values, experience, and contributions of Black/African American individuals in the United States will be identified, examined, and authenticated.

ETHN 53  •  INTRODUCTION TO LATINX STUDIES

ETHN 53 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VI: United States Cultures & Communities, Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

An exploration of the field of Latinx Studies: history, literature, arts, and culture, as well as sociological, political, economic, and philosophical perspectives on the experiences of Latinx people and the Latinx diaspora in the United States. An analysis of the relationships between distinct Latinx communities and identities, historical legacies, and contemporary issues and their impact, and socio-political and economic institutions and their effects on the Latinx individual. An examination of the values, leadership, activism, and contributions of Latinx peoples in the United States.

ETHN 54  •  INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

ETHN 54 Details
Units: 4
Degree and Credit Status: Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

ETHN 55  •  INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

ETHN 55 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VI: United States Cultures & Communities, Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Introduction to Asian American Studies, focusing on Asian American experiences from the nineteenth century to the present. Includes issues of identity and positionality as they relate to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, socioeconomic class and labor, national origin, mixed heritages, religion/spirituality, generation, and ability. Explores Asian American experiences via theoretical frameworks and historical, social, cultural, political, legal, and environmental contexts, including colonialism and decolonization, immigration, activism and resistance.