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Native American college courses students can take.

ARTH 318 History of American Art

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

This course covers art in America from circa 1000 to the present day. Lecture topics include Native American art and architecture prior to the arrival of Europeans, Colonial and Early American art and architecture, 19th century landscape, portraiture, and history paintings, and the rise of American art centers in the 20th century. The course emphasizes the variety of cultures in America, the breadth of American social ideals, and their expressions in art and architecture. A field trip to an art museum is required.

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.

HIST 310 History of the United States (To 1877

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Transferable: UC/CSU
  • General Education: AA-AS Area V(a); AA-AS Area V(b); AA-AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; CSU Area D6; CSU Area U1; CSU Area U2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4F

This course surveys the history of the United States by examining its Native American, European, and African backgrounds beginning with pre-historic migrations of America's first inhabitants through the end of Reconstruction in 1877. This course emphasizes the roles played by cultural, economic, intellectual, political, and social institutions in American history, with an eye toward understanding the history of multiple ethnic groups in a comparative framework. Credit may be earned for History 310 or History 483, but not for both.

HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300, ENGWR 108, or ESLW 340, or placement through the assessment process.
  • Transferable: UC/CSU
  • General Education: AA-AS Area V(b); AA-AS Area VI; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F

This course is a survey of the history of California with an emphasis on the evolution of the state as a multicultural society, beginning with Native Californian cultures prior to contact with Europeans and continuing to the present. Above all, the course examines, compares, and evaluates the historical experiences of Native Californian, Spanish, Mexican, Asian, African American, European American, and other cultural groups and the role the dynamic interaction of those groups has played in creating contemporary realities in California. Field trips to local sites of historical significance may be included.

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.)