Course Offerings

Courses listed below can fulfill various college and transferable requirements — including
requirements for an AA degree in Chicana/o Studies that is articulated with UC Davis. For
specific requirements
this pdf file.

Introduction to Chicano Studies (ETHN 1)

Emphasizes an interdisciplinary analysis of historical, socio-political, economic, educational, and
cultural conditions related to the Chicano population in the United States. The focus is on past and
contemporary Chicano social movements and the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, and gender.
Not open for credit to students with credit in LARAZ 1.

Introduction to Native American Studies (ETHN 2)

Introduction to Native American Studies with emphasis upon basic concepts relating to Native
American historical and political development.

Introduction to Chicana/o Culture (ETHN 5)

This course is an interdisciplinary survey of Chicana/o cultural representation in the 20th
century. Examines Chicana/o culture within a national and transnational context. Explores how
Chicano cultural forms and practices intersect with social/material forces, intellectual
formations and cultural discourses.

History of Race and Ethnicity in America (ETHN 6)

Covers the social, cultural, and economic interaction between various racial and ethnic groups
in America from the fifteenth century to the present. Topics include immigration, discrimination,
group identity, and multiculturalism. Not open to credit for students with credit in HIST 6.

Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 11)

This course introduces the diverse institutional, cultural, and historical issues relating to
the past and present life circumstances of Asian Americans, Black Americans, Mexican
Americans/Latinos, and Native Americans. Specifically, students will be introduced to
information presented in upper division courses with ethnic studies content.

Mexican-American History (ETHN 15)

Historical development of Mexican Americans from Mexican origin, settlement in the United
States, to the present time. Emphasis is given to the pre-Columbian setting, the indigenous
heritage, European conquest and legacy, distinctive colonial institutions, and the growth
of independence movements in the United States and Mexico. Major political, social, economic,
and cultural factors will be presented,focusing on the roles played by diverse peoples and
cultures who share in the development of the United States and Mexico. Satisfies CSU Title 5,
Section 40404, U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement when ETHN 15/HIST
15 and POLSCI 1 are completed. Not open for credit to students who have completed HIST 15 or

Chicana/o and Latina/o Health Care Issues Short (ETHN-21)

Overview of health issues of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in the State of California; role of
poverty/lack of education in limited access to health care.

Survey of Chicana/o Art (ETHN 30)

Survey of contemporary Chicana/o art in context of the social turmoil from which it springs.
Includes political use of the poster, and the mural, the influences of the Mexican mural and
graphic movement, and social responsibility of the artist.