Overview.

The Social Justice Studies-Ethnic Studies Program is an academic curriculum composed of courses that critically explore, through interdisciplinary means, the past and present experiences of dis-empowered racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. In order to recognize the complex aspects of ethnic identity. Our program focuses on five themes: 1) diaspora, 2) colonialism, 3) ethnic relations, 4) dominant-minority relations, and 5) community formation. We explore these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, always conscious of how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Ethnic Studies students have followed many career paths that include: Education, Law, Social Work, Immigrant Rights, Administration of Justice, Civil Rights, Politics, Government, Community and Housing Development, Community Organizing and more.

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To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyze the socio-historical origins, processes, and consequences of dominance and subordination in regards to race, ethnicity, and other underrepresented groups.
  • Compare and assess the socio-historical evolution of major ethnic groups in the United States and test the validity of various integration theories. 
  • Assess the racial history of the United States using relevant sociological terminology.

Required Courses

Major Requirements
 
Course Title Units
Core Requirements  

ETH 010

Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3

ETH 020

African American Culture 3

Or

 

ETH 030

Chicana/o Culture  

Or

 

ETH 042

Asian Pacific American (APA) Culture and Experience  

WOMS 010

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
List A - Select 3 courses (9 units) from at least 2 of the following areas  
Courses must be related to social justice, gender/women, or ethnicity/race. Only one course from Area 4 may be used.  
Area 1: History and Government  

HIST 014

Women in American History 3

HIST 021

African American History 3

HIST 022

Mexican-American History 3
Area 2: Arts and Humanities  
ETH 011 Ethnic Film: Reel Studies 3
Area 3: Social Sciences  

AJ 019

Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities 3

ETH 020

African American Culture 3

ETH 030

Chicana/o Culture 3

ETH 035

Sociology of the Chicana/o Experience 3

ETH 040

Vietnamese American Culture and Experience 3

ETH 042

Asian Pacific American (APA) Culture and Experience 3

SOC 010

Introduction to Sociology 3
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods  

BUS 060

Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3

Or

 

MATH 063

Elementary Statistics  

Or

 

PSYCH 018

Introduction to Research Methods  
Total Requirements
 
Course Title Units
Major Requirements 18
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)  
Total Units 60
1

Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units. General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.