Department of Ethnic Studies

Office in Eddy Hall, Room 202
(970) 491-2418
ethnicstudies.colostate.edu

Professor Joon Kim, Chair

Graduate Program in Ethnic Studies

The Department of Ethnic Studies seeks to teach students to understand the unique and interlocking experiences of racially marginalized groups and to analyze how race intersects with other forces of social differentiation, such as gender, sexuality, and class, in national and international contexts. The program recognizes the importance not only of the history of racial exclusion and marginalization but also the creative ways in which various racial groups sustain their humanity through cultural preservation, transference, and renewal. Ethnic Studies is committed to nurturing students to become culturally aware, astute, civic-minded individuals who strive to strengthen the communities in which they reside. Because the study of ethnic groups intrinsically reveals how race structures life chances and opportunities, the scholarly orientation of the department reflects a commitment to meaningful changes in public policy and social life. The department offers graduate-level education to prepare students as leaders in the field of ethnic studies.

Students interested in earning a Master of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies should refer to the Graduate and Professional Bulletin and the Department of Ethnic Studies.  

Certificate

Master's Programs

Subjects in this department include: Ethnic Studies (ETST) and Women's Studies (WS)

Ethnic Studies (ETST)

ETST 100  Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Key concepts, theories, and historical experiences that form the basis of scholarly work in comparative ethnic studies, domestically and internationally.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

ETST 110  Blacks in Higher Education  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Contemporary issues of Blacks in higher education.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must be enrolled in the Black Issues Forum.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 120  Native Americans in Higher Education  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Contemporary issues of Native Americans in higher education.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must be enrolled in the Native American Issues Forum.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 130  West Africa in Global and Local Perspective  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Sociopolitical and historical perspective of social and cultural issues in contemporary Ghana, West Africa, and connections to the African diaspora.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 182A  Study Abroad: Cuba  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Spring break travel to Cuba. Lectures and guided tours by Cuban experts. Variable topics dealing with Cuban society, race, and gender issues.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 182A and ETST 182.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 182B  Study Abroad: Ghana  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Also Offered As: WS 182B.
Course Description: Winter intersession travel to Ghana, West Africa. Lectures and guided tours by Ghanaian experts. Variable topics dealing with intersectionalities between gender, race, economic development, history, and youth in Ghanaian society.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 182B and WS 182B.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 201  Introduction to Queer Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Intersectional framework for understanding historical and contemporary applications of queer theory and queer studies.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 205  Ethnicity and the Media (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Ethnic representation across time as represented in auto/biography, fiction, poetry, and popular media.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

ETST 234  Introduction to Native American Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: E 234.
Course Description: Native American writings and their significance in American culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 234 and E 234.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 239  Introduction to Chicano Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: E 239.
Course Description: Chicano fiction and poetry with consideration of historical roots and influences.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 239 and E 239.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 240  Native American Cultural Experience (GT-AH2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Exploration of Native lives and expressions through examination of Native architecture, art, music, film, activism, and literature.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Literature & Humanities (GT-AH2).

ETST 250  African American History (GT-HI1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: HIST 250.
Course Description: Slavery, emancipation, labor, political, socioeconomic, and cultural history of African Americans since colonial times.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 250 and HIST 250.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Historical Perspectives 3D, History (GT-HI1).

ETST 252  Asian American History (GT-HI1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: HIST 252.
Course Description: Asian American historical experience in the United States from 1850s to the present time.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both ETST 252 and HIST 252.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Historical Perspectives 3D, History (GT-HI1).

ETST 253  Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical study of Chicanx and Mexican people and culture from Spanish colonization to beginning of 20th century.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, History (GT-HI1).

ETST 254  La Chicana in Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical contributions of Chicana women and current gender issues in Chicano communities in the US.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 255  Native American History (GT-HI1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: HIST 255.
Course Description: History of Native American peoples in the United States to the present, including origin stories.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 255 and HIST 255.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Historical Perspectives 3D, History (GT-HI1).

ETST 256  Border Crossings: People/Politics/Culture (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Colonial and post-colonial discourse, politics of representation and epistemology of "location" it has produced: first and third world.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

ETST 260  Contemporary Indigenous Issues  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: International, national, regional, and local perspectives on current issues in Native America. Key issues include identity, gender, tribal governance and sovereignty, settler colonialism, law and policy, education, language, culture, health disparities, cultural resources, religious freedom, the environment, and activism.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C.

ETST 261  Latinx Populations in the U.S.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical processes and sociocultural phenomena that define Latinx populations in the U.S.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 277  Racial Representations of Black Athletes  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Racial representations in the U.S. of Black/African American athletes at the intersections of sport and the sociocultural spaces of society—both historically and in contemporary contexts. Explore how racial representations have been shaped by forces of political significance, social and cultural movements, people, images, and ideologies.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 277 and ETST 280A2.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C.

ETST 300  Queer Studies and Women of Color  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical/contemporary analysis of the contributions of women of color to queer studies; racialized sexual/gender identities; written and cultural works.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 310  African-American Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Meaning of African American studies in context of American higher education; historical development of such studies; perceptions and misperceptions.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 314  Inclusive Sports Organizations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Issues of diversity and inclusion across U.S. and international sport organizations to advance sport industries.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Freshman not allowed.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 320  Ethnicity and Film: Asian-American Experience  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Asian American film image and film representation through both mainstream and independent movies.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 324  Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Legal history of Asian Pacific Americans examined through case studies.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 330  African American Resistance and Self-Creation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: African American resistance to dehumanization and the creation of a positive image.
Prerequisite: ETST 000 to 99999 - at least 1 course.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 332  Contemporary Chicanx Issues  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Current Chicanx issues including conquest, immigration, urbanization, health in context of societal trends.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 352  Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: SOWK 352.
Course Description: Historical and contemporary lives of women, children, and tribal communities.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 352 and SOWK 352.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 354  Black Cinema and Media  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: African American efforts to depict themselves in films and other media to counter often problematic mainstream depictions.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 364  Asian American Social Movements, 1945-Present  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: HIST 364.
Course Description: Historical relationships between Asian American and social movements for social, economic, and political equity in the U.S. since 1945.
Prerequisite: HIST 151 or HIST 252 or ETST 252.
Registration Information: Completion of 45 credits. Credit not allowed for both ETST 364 and HIST 364.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 365  Global Environmental Justice Movements  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: How the world's poor and minorities self-empower to challenge institutional racism and government apathy in order to secure basic environmental goods.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 370  Caribbean Identities  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of Caribbean identities from the arrival of Amerindian groups to the abolition of slavery in the nineteenth century.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 371  The Modern Caribbean  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Modern political and socio-economic developments in the Caribbean with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 377  African Americans in Sports  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Sociocultural and historical dimensions of African Americans in sports.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Completion of AUCC Category 2 required.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 382  Italian Ethnic Identity, Culture, and Gender  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Also Offered As: LGEN 382.
Course Description: Different ethnic identities in southern and northern Italy. Historical and contemporary culture and feminism. Enhancement of linguistic skills.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 382A  Study Abroad: Race and Ethnicity in the Dominican Republic  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Winter break travel to the Dominican Republic. Lectures and guided tours by local experts. Variable topics dealing with Dominican society, race, and gender issues.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 404  Race Formation in the United States  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Concept of race as a social construct in the shaping of U.S. character, values, and institutions.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 405  Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Roles of and interconnections among ethnicity, class, and gender for various groups in the United States.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 410  African American Periods and Personalities  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical moments, movements, and men and women who have helped shape the African American heritage.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 411  Black Feminism(s)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: History and trajectory of Black feminist thought from the nineteenth century to the present.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 412  Africa and African Diaspora  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Interdisciplinary investigation of retention, transformation, and creation of culture in plantation economies of Americas.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 413  Queer Creative Expressions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of queer creative expressions within socio-political discourse and cultural works, with an emphasis on critical, queer feminist theory.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 414  Development in Indian Country  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ANTH 414.
Course Description: Critical examination of history, public policy, and tribal strategies for economic development and natural resource management in Indian country.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 414 and ANTH 414.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 422  African-American Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: E 422.
Course Description: African-American literature as a distinct tradition of writing and protest.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both E 422 and ETST 422.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 425  Indigenous Film and Video  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical and contemporary analysis of film featuring indigenous peoples.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 430  Latina/o Creative Expression  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Creative expression in literature, art, theatre, music: approach to understanding experiences of various Chicana/o/Latina/o groups in the U.S.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 432  Latinx Routes to Empowerment  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical examination of political and economic strategies used to incorporate Chicanx/Latinx groups into U.S. society.
Prerequisite: ETST 100 or ETST 101 to 499 - at least 6 credits.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 438  Native American Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: E 438.
Course Description: Literature of Native Americans emphasized as distinctive tradition in American literature and cultural expression of indigenous peoples.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 438 and E 438.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 444  Federal Indian Law and Policy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: SOC 444.
Course Description: Indian policy processes and their impact on Native lives and culture, particularly Native sovereignty.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 444 and SOC 444.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 454  Chicanx Film and Video  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Also Offered As: SPCM 454.
Course Description: Emergence of Chicanx cinema from a place of displacement, resistance, and affirmation found in contemporary Chicanx film, video.
Prerequisite: ETST 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits or SPCM 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit not allowed for both ETST 454 and SPCM 454.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 484  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken only once. A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 487  Internship–Ethnic Studies  Credits: 3 (0-0-9)

Course Description: Supervised work experience for Ethnic Studies Majors and Minors.
Prerequisite: ETST 100 with a minimum grade of C and ETST 200 to 495 with a minimum grade of C - at least 15 credits.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Junior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 492  Seminar  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 493  Ethnic Studies Research Methods and Writing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Research ethics, methodology, theory, and writing in ethnic studies.
Prerequisite: ETST 100 and ETST 101 to 481 - at least 18 credits.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 501  Ethnic Studies History and Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: History and theory of study of racial and ethnic formation, identity, and politics.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate or senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 502  Research Methods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Interdisciplinary ethnic studies research methods.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate or senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 503  Contemporary Ethnic Studies Issues  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contemporary ethnic studies issues in the United States and abroad.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate or senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 510  Ethnicity, Race, and Health Disparities in U.S.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Health status of ethnic/racial populations; cultural dimensions that underlie health and health disparities.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 520  Race and U.S. Social Movements  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality which structure life chances and mobilize movements for rights, recognition, and resources.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate or senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 531  Latinx Politics in the U.S.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Impact of Latinx politics on the U.S. political system by examining Latinx political mobilization patterns and behaviors.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 535  Chicana Feminism: Theory and Form  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Different forms of Chicana feminism as produced by Chicana scholars, poets, artists, and activists, from historical and contemporary accounts.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 540  Race in Latin America  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Also Offered As: SPCM 540.
Course Description: Examination of race in Latin America and its intersection with ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to Ethnic Studies graduate program.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 541  Gender, Violence and Indigenous Peoples  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Multiple forms of violence against indigenous women and children in the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 544  National Identities and Nation Building  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: POLS 544.
Course Description: How statist conceptions of race and ethnicity have been mobilized in nation-building projects.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 544 and POLS 544.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 545  Immigration and Citizenship in U.S. History  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Comparative survey of immigration and citizenship debates in the U.S. since the 19th century, with a focus on the politics of racial formations.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 550  Indigenous Law, Policy, and Peoples  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Laws and policies impacting indigenous women, children, families, and communities in North America, New Zealand, and Australia.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate or senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 555  African American Intellectual Thought  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical efforts of Black/African American intellectuals to describe the conditions and circumstances of African descendants in the U.S.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 560  Race, Ethnicity, and Higher Education  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical and contemporary experiences of people of color as students, faculty, and staff in higher education in the United States.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 573  Critical Disability Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical disability studies focusing on the social and cultural constructions of disability within intersectional frameworks.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 684  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 687  Internship  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 696  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Ethnic Studies graduate student or written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 698  Research in Ethnicity  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ETST 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

Women's Studies (WS) 

WS 182B  Study Abroad: Ghana  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Also Offered As: ETST 182B.
Course Description: Winter intersession travel to Ghana, West Africa. Lectures and guided tours by Ghanaian experts. Variable topics dealing with intersectionalities between gender, race, economic development, history, and youth in Ghanaian society.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ETST 182B and WS 182B.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 200  Introduction to Women's Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of gender roles in work, education, spirituality, relationships, health, institutions and organizations.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C.

WS 269  Women of Color in the United States  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Surveying the contemporary experiences of women of various racialized ethnicities in the United States.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 270  Feminist Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contemporary feminist theories from multiple perspectives, including topics such as gender, race, sexuality, and oppression.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 370  Feminist Friendship  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: WS 100 to 499.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 382A  Study Abroad: LGBTQ Advocacy and Policy in Spain  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Summer travel to Barcelona, Spain. Lectures and guided tours by Spanish experts on topics dealing with policy and advocacy among LGBTQ communities.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 397  Group Study  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 472  Seminar in Multiracial & Decolonial Feminisms  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, this course explores multiracial and decolonial feminist social theory and scholarly practices.
Prerequisite: ETST 405 and WS 200.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Enrolled in Women's and Gender Studies major or Women's Interdisciplinary Studies minor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 484  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Assist the instructor in women’s and gender studies courses.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Enrolled in Ethnic Studies major, Women’s Studies concentration or Women’s Studies minor; junior standing; written consent of instructor. A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Internship placement in women’s/gender organization, institution, or program.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Enrolled in Ethnic Studies major, Women’s Studies concentration or Women’s Studies minor; junior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Approval of Women's Studies Director and relevant department chair (s).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 510  Women and Sustainability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of sustainability issues with a focus on development policies and impacts on communities from an international feminist perspective.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Senior or graduate standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 601  Foundations of Feminist Research  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Feminist perspectives on epistemology and methodologies for conducting and interpreting research.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 692  Seminar in Women's Studies  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must have completed one semester of enrollment in Women's Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Approval of Women's Studies Director and relevant department chair (s).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

WS 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[3-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Approval of Women's Studies Program Board.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.