Courses

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.
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 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.
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: 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  Chicana/o History and Culture (GT-HI1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical study of Chicana/o/Mexicana/o people and culture from Spanish colonization to beginning of 20th century.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
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 261  Latina/o Populations in the U.S.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical processes and sociocultural phenomena that define Latina/o populations in the U.S.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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 Chicana/o Issues  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Current Chicana/o issues including conquest, immigration, urbanization, health in context of societal trends.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

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 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.
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.
Term Offered: Spring.
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.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
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  Latina/o Routes to Empowerment  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical examination of political and economic strategies used to incorporate Chicana/o/Latina/o groups into U.S. society.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior or senior 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  Chicano/a Film and Video  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Also Offered As: SPCM 454.
Course Description: Emergence of Chicano/a cinema from a place of displacement, resistance, and affirmation found in contemporary Chicano/a film, video.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: 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.
Term Offered: Fall.
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  Latina/o Politics in the U.S.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Impact of Latina/o politics on the U.S. political system by examining Latina/o 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, 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.