Ethnic Studies Courses

103 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (1)
An introduction to the comparative study of ethnicity, as well as the history and culture of particular ethnic groups in America. Issues--ethnic identity, ethnocentrism, discrimination, assimilation and multiculturalism--are analyzed from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and the arts. Serves as the introductory course for the ethnic studies concentration. Staff.

187, 188, 189 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

260 Caribbean Identity and Migration (1)
Examines the cultural richness and diversity of the Caribbean diaspora with an emphasis on the Spanish-speaking islands, including Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, drawing on music, literature, film and history. Considers how this population continues to influence growth and change in American society by looking at issues of identity, migration patterns, and broader economic, cultural and social conditions. Staff.

270 Hip Hop for Social Change (1)
Investigates the social, cultural and political dynamics of the hip hop generation. Uses hip hop to frame the analysis of U.S. and urban “social problems” since the late 1960s. Introduces the sociohistorical and sociopolitical roots and development of hip hop, its impact on popular and youth culture, and its significance for understanding American society. Addresses major topics surrounding hip hop including race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, social class, segregation/mass incarceration, politics, and education. Examines scholarly and popular texts, film, hip hop music, and original student work to gain a comprehensive understanding of these issues. Quinney.

280 Children of Immigrants (1)
Prerequisite: A&S 101 or Ethnic Studies 103.
A study of theoretical arguments in the current literature on immigrant adaptation and assimilation, as well as public fears of multiculturalism. Examines in depth the renegotiation of identity and the process of incorporation for immigrant families in the U.S. and how these experiences contrast to immigrants living in the Netherlands, France, Canada and the United Kingdom. Staff.

287, 288, 289 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

370 Theories and Methods in Ethnic Studies (1)
Prerequisite: Ethnic Studies 103 or permission of instructor.
Designed as a capstone course to integrate students’ internship and course work experiences and deepen their analytical understanding of issues related to race/ethnicity. Examines the development of ethnic and race relations, ethnic and race discrimination, and American identity using different multicultural theoretical perspectives. Includes field work and/or other research on a topic related to race/ethnicity. Staff.

387, 388, 389 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

391, 392 Internship (1/2, 1)
Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

401, 402 Seminar (1/2, 1) Staff.

411, 412 Directed Study (1/2, 1)
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Staff.