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ETHN 108 Rethinking Race, Gender, and Nation

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the theoretical, methodological, and substantive foundations of Ethnic Studies. Through a re-examination of U.S. history, students will develop an understanding of the relationships between racial formation and the production of social and economic inequality. Readings will focus on the interrelated processes of settler-colonial land expropriation, chattel slavery, multiple forms of migration, overseas imperial expansion, inter- and intra-national circulations of economic value, and the historical development of the U.S. settler legal regime. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which race and ethnicity have been historically co-constituted with other socially-constructed identities, such as gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC
C-ID: SJS 110