Surveys interdisciplinary theories and concepts that help interpret and analyze racial-ethnic (along with class, gender and sexuality) dynamics and relations, domestically and/or internationally. May include theories of intersectionality, critical race studies, settler colonialism, race and racism, postcolonial or diaspora(s).
Prerequisite: ETST 101.
Introduction to social science methods for conducting research in racial-ethnic communities. Students learn ethical considerations for entering and exiting marginalized communities. Attention to various qualitative methods (i.e., focus groups, participant observation, needs assessment, field notes, interviews, and analysis of documents, texts, or archives) as a means to understand and contribute to empowering affected communities. Opportunities to implement, collect, and/or analyze data. E
nrollment restricted to students with Junior or Senior standing. Enrollment requirements: ETST 101 and 301. Corequisite: ETST 310.
Students demonstrate mastery in theories and methods of Ethnic Studies and in one of three themes of their choice. Expectation that students integrate, synthesize and apply prior course work in the major to complete an original project that examines a social issue from their selected theme that impacts a racial-ethnic community.
Enrollment requirements: Completion of all core courses for the major.
Advanced study in a specialized topic or issue of Ethnic Studies. A course description will be available before registration in the semester offered.
This course will support one or more of the themes. May be repeated for credit as topics change for a total of six (6) units. Students should check the class schedule for listing of actual topics.