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ETHN 108 Rethinking Race, Gender, and Nation

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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 develop an understanding of the relationships between racial formation and the production of social and economic inequality. Readings 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. Particular attention is given 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:DSI; Area F
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI; Area F), UC