Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 4901.00

In this area of emphasis history, culture, and contemporary issues are explored and analyzed through the intersecting perspectives of ethnicity, race, class, and gender. The curriculum combines an interdisciplinary knowledge of our socio-cultural world. Courses are open to all students in the College. Enrollment is encouraged for those who are seriously concerned about diversity and the quality of life in the 21st century. This area of emphasis prepares students for Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies; Ethnic Studies; Women’s Studies; and similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private schools. Fields in which such concerns can find application are teaching, urban planning, social services, politics, recreation, law, the ministry, and many others. Such fields of study typically require advanced degrees.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Explore and analyze different areas of history, culture, and contemporary issues through perspectives of ethnicity, class, race and gender.
  2.  Develop critical thinking skills in global and sociocultural issues as outlined in one or more of the core courses for G.E.M.S.

Requirements for the area of Emphasis

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001–099. Students must complete at least 18 units with courses from at least three of the categories listed below:

Multicultural Studies
ANTH 002CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ENGL 012INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
ENGL 025IPOST-COLONIAL LITERATURES3
GEOG 002CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 003WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
HIST 008HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA3
LING 012INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
MUSC 023MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD3
SOC 014INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES3
Gender Studies
ENGL 025CWOMEN IN LITERATURE3
HIST 025BWOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY3
African American Studies
ENGL/ETH 065AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE3
HIST 027ATRADITIONAL AFRICA3
HIST 027BMODERN AFRICA3
HIST 029AAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 18653
HIST 029BAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 18653
MUSC 025AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC3
PSYC 029PSYCHOLOGY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN3
SOC/ETH 063SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN3
American Indian/Native American Studies
ANTH 012AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES3
ENGL 051NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE3
HIST/ETH 051THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN3
Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies
ART 003AHISTORY OF ASIAN ART3
ART 003BHISTORY OF ASIAN ART3
CHIN 010CHINESE CIVILIZATION3
CHIN 012CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
ENGL 048ASIAN LITERATURE3
ENGL/ETH 075ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
HIST 018HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC3
HIST 019HISTORY OF CHINA, JAPAN AND KOREA3
HIST/ETH 071HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS3
JAPN 010JAPANESE CIVILIZATION3
JAPN 011INSIDE JAPAN1
JAPN 012JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
MUSC 027ASIAN MUSIC3
PSYC/ETH 072PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN3
SOC/ETH 073SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN3
Mexican American/Chicano/Latino Studies
ANTH/ETH 086MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE3
ART 007PRE-COLUMBIAN ART3
ART 008HISTORY OF MEXICAN AND CHICANO ART3
DANC 004HFLAMENCO DANCE1
ENGL/ETH 085MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE3
HIST 009ALATIN AMERICA: PRE-COLOMBIAN TO 18253
HIST 009BLATIN AMERICA: 1825 TO THE PRESENT3
HIST 030HISTORY OF MEXICO3
HIST/ETH 081HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES3
PHIL 031CONTEMPORARY CHICANO PHILOSOPHY3
PSYC 031STUDIES IN CHICANO BEHAVIOR3
SOC 031CHICANO SOCIOLOGY3
SPAN 031LANGUAGE OF THE BARRIO3
SPAN 042ACIVILIZATION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL3
SPAN 042BCIVILIZATION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL3
SPAN 044ACIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA3
SPAN 044BCIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA3

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