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ETHS 101: The Immigrant Experience in the U.S.
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Comparative study of foreign immigrants in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Examines ethnic identity and nativist resistance to newcomers. Particular attention is paid to Hispanic and Asian immigrants, as compared to European immigrants. Analyzes the social and economic conditions as well as cultural factors that shape immigrant adjustment patterns. *(UC transfer limit: 101/HIST 114 and 101H/HIST 114H combined: maximum credit, one course)

ETHS 101H: The Immigrant Experience in the U.S., Honors
(4) F - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program Comparative study of foreign immigrants in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Examines ethnic identity and nativist resistance to newcomers. Particular attention is paid to Hispanic and Asian immigrants, as compared to European immigrants. Analyzes the social and economic conditions as well as cultural factors that shape immigrant adjustment patterns. *(UC transfer limit: 101/HIST 114 and 101H/HIST 114H combined: maximum credit, one course)

ETHS 107: Racism In America
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

This course examines race and ethnicity and the impacts of racism upon selected racial and ethnic groups in American society. Covers major theories on the development of racial attitudes and behavior. Attention is also given to relationship between racism, sexism and class oppression.

ETHS 109: U.S.-Mexico And Other Borderlands
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Analysis of the Mexico-U.S. and other borderlands. Discussions focus on international, regional, community and personal contexts, as they concern intercultural relations. Attention is given to all of the ethnic groups present in these borderland areas.

ETHS 110: Contemporary Ethnic Communities
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Designed to introduce and familiarize students with contemporary urban ethnic communities. Surveys distinctive historical, cultural and economic experiences that shape community social formation. Examines the role that immigration and the global economy play in family, religion, language and community organizational structure.

ETHS 117: Cultural Diversity In Film
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Introduction to images of and by Women, African Americans, Latino-as, Asian Americans, and Native Americans on film. Covers the evolution of racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes in film and the effort to more accurately and fairly portray gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in cinema.

ETHS 121: Women Of Color In The U.S.
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB.

Interdisciplinary, multi-perspective, comparative study of women of color in the United States. Includes African/African-American, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Chicana/Hispanic/Latina, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Native American and other non-white, non-Western European women. Traces and analyzes the historical and contemporary participation, contributions and relationships of women of color in U.S. society.

ETHS 122: Arab-American/Middle Eastern Women In The U.S.
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Comparative study of women of Arab/Middle Eastern descent living in the United States. Focus on the contributions of and participation by women in American society.

ETHS 295: Internship In Ethnic Studies
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses (in applicable discipline) at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community organizations related to the discipline.

ETHS 299: Independent Study In Ethnic Studies
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of Ethnic Studies courses completed with a 3.0 or higher G.P.A.; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor required. Course may be taken for one to four units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to his/her project. (UC Transfer Limit: 299 computed as Independent Studies, please see counselor). For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

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