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Asian Pacific Islander college courses students can take.

ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable: UC/CSU
  • General Education: AA-AS Area V(b); AA-AS Area VI; CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4

This course uses comparative methods to introduce the diverse institutional, cultural, and historical issues relating to the past and present life circumstances of Asian Americans, Mexican/Hispanic/Chicano/Latino Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, and other recent immigrant groups. The course is designed to introduce students to information presented in upper division courses with ethnic studies content. This course was formerly known as SOCSC 300, Introduction to Ethnic Studies.

ETHNS 330 The Asian American Experience in America

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable: UC/CSU
  • General Education: AA-AS Area V(b); AA-AS Area VI; CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4

This course is an introduction to and an investigation of the Asian-American's role in the United States, with emphasis on historical and cultural contributions from the time of immigration to the present day. This course was formerly known as SOCSC 325.

TA 308 Diversity in American Theatre

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Transferable: UC/CSU
  • General Education: AA-AS Area I; AA-AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A

This non-performance course is an introduction to American cultural diversity in and through theatre. The course will identify, compare, and contrast the cultural identities, histories, and artistic expressions of Asian/Pacific Americans; Black/African Americans; Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans; European-Americans; Native Americans; and multi-racial/multi-ethnicity/multi-nationality and immigrant groups. The social, cultural, and political contexts that shaped these works will also be discussed. Constructs of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Topics will be covered through readings, lectures, discussions, and required attendance at live play productions, on campus, and at professional or community theaters.

TAFILM 307 Diversity in American Film

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENGWR 300 with grades of C or better; or ESLR 340 and ESLW 340 with grades of C or better.
  • Transferable: UC/CSU
  • General Education: AA-AS Area I; AA-AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

This course is an introduction to cultural diversity as it is expressed in American film. The course will focus on the cultures of Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and recent immigrant groups, as expressed in film narrative, production practices, and critical responses. Issues of class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Media stereotypes and their social, political, and cultural origins and the responses to these stereotypes by 20th and 21st century film makers will be examined through film viewings, lecture, and discussion. (This course was formerly known as TA 318.)