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Core Curriculum

Race, Place & Social Inequalities

Race, Place & Social Inequalities

Facilitator: James Lai, Political Science and Ethnic Studies

Courses in this Pathway will examine the intersections of race/ethnicity, place, and social inequalities within either a transnational comparative context including the United States or exclusively within the United States. Particularly important to this Pathway will be racial groups such as African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Multi-racial/ethnic individuals. In addition, Whites will be examined in regard to Whiteness and White privilege in relation to the above racial minority groups. The term is open to various definitions such as the study of racial and ethnic communities in a particular geographic location (city, state, developed and developing countries, etc.), within dynamic and transient locations (place as national borders, transnational dynamics, etc.), and within sites of meaning and social valuation (place as social construct, metaphor, imagined community, etc.).
Students will be encouraged to explore ideas about race in relation to particular places and understand ways social inequalities influence

Political mobilization and public opinion
Multi-racial coalitions
Public policies (education, health care, community redevelopment, etc.)
Racial, ethnic, and religious identities
Social movements
Community and organization formations
Race relations
Artistic (literary, visual, and musical) expressions

Associated Courses

Child Studies
CHST          106          Urban Education and Multiculturalism (formerly EDUC 106; effective 9/1/09)

Communication
COMM         127A         Media and Social Movements (effective 1/2/15)

English
ENGL          35             Introduction to African-American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 36; effective 1/1/16)
ENGL          35G           Introduction to African-American Literature (cross-listed as ETHN 35 and WGST 14; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          36             Introduction to Latino/a Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 21; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          37             Native American Literature (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          38             Introduction to Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 41; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          39             Multicultural Literature of the United States (cross-listed with ETHN 70; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          39G          Multicultural Literature of the United States (cross-listed with ETHN 70; effective 9/1/16)
ENGL          122           Film, Gender and Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 134; effective 2/27/2017)
ENGL          132           19th-Century American Literature (effective 8/5/2016)
ENGL          132G         Studies in 19th-Century American Literature (cross-listed with WGST 164; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          135           African American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 130; effective 1/25/2017)
ENGL          135G         Studies in American Fiction (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          136           Latino/a Literature and Cultural Studies (cross-listed with ETHN 124; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          137           Native American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 111; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          137G         Native American Literature (cross-listed as WGST 110; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL          138           Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 145; effective 9/1/09)


Ethnic Studies
ETHN          5               Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity in the United States (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          12             Native Spiritual Traditions (effective 12/21/2015)
ETHN          20             Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          21             Chicana/Chicano Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 36)
ETHN          30             Introduction to African American Studies (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          31             Introduction to African American Art (cross-listed with ARTH 46; effective 3/3/2010)
ETHN          35             African American Women Writers (cross-listed with ENGL 35G and WGST 14; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          36​             African American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 35; effective 1/1/16)
ETHN          40             Introduction to Asian American Studies (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          41             Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 38)
ETHN          50             Introduction to Filipino American Studies (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          51             Introduction to the South Asian Experience in the US (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          55             Cross-Racial Electoral Politics (cross-listed with POLI 55; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          70             Multicultural Literature of the United States (cross-listed with ENGL 39; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          95             African American Independent Filmmakers (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          96             Race, Class, and Culture Through Film (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          111           Native American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 137; effective 5/12/2016)
ETHN          112           Native Peoples of the United States and Mexico (effective 8/4/2016)
ETHN          120           Mexican Immigration to the United States (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          121           Chicana/Chicano Families and Gender Roles (effective 9/1/2009)
ETHN          122           Chicana/Chicano Communities (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          124           Latino/a Literature and Cultural Studies (cross-listed with ENGL 136; effective 5/12/2016)
ETHN          125           Latinas/os in the United States (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          130           Black Political Thought in Action (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          130           African-American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 135; effective 9/1/16)
ETHN          132           The History of Hip Hop (cross-listed with MUSC 132; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          134           Black Social Movements (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          136           African Americans & Photography
ETHN          138​           Black Migration in the World (cross-listed with HIST 157, effective 3/2/2017)
ETHN          139           African American Psychology (effective 9/1/2009)
ETHN          140           Japanese Americans & Concentration Camps (effective 9/14/2015)
ETHN          141           Asian American Women (effective 9/1/2009)
ETHN          142           Asian American Communities (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          145           Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 138; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          149           Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements (cross-listed with HIST 153; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          151           Education Inequality, Racism and Resistance (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          152           Multi-Racial Identities (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          153           Minority Politics in the United States (cross-listed with POLI 153; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          154           Women of Color in U.S. (cross-listed with WGST 112; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          155           Racism in the United States (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          156           Environmental Racism, Gender, & Justice (cross-listed with WGST 113; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          157           Race, Gender, Class and the College Experience (cross-listed with WGST 114; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          158           Race,Gender & Politics in the News (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN          159           Historical Perspectives in Hip Hop Culture (effective 2/6/2012)
ETHN          164           Popular Music, Race and American Culture (cross-listed with MUSC 134; effective 1/1/16)
ETHN          166           Race & Religion in U.S. (effective 12/22/2015)
ETHN          167           Race and Inequality (effective 9/1/16)
ETHN          178           Race and World War II (cross-listed with HIST 178; effective 11/26/2012)
ETHN          185           Senior Seminar in Racial/Ethnic Politics (cross-listed with POLI 195DW; effective 2/8/2016)
ETHN          190           Special Topics: Ethnic Studies (effective 3/3/2010)

History
HIST           64            Central America (effective 9/1/09)
HIST           91            Africa in World History (effective 9/1/13)
HIST           115          Revolutions in Sex, Race & Rights (cross-listed with WGST 169; effective 1/1/18)
HIST           153          Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements (cross-listed with ETHN 149; effective 11/26/2012)
HIST           157​          Black Migration in the World (cross-listed with ETHN 138, effective 3/2/2017)
HIST           158          Turmoil and Reform: U.S. 1877-1920 (effective 3/1/16)
HIST           161          Modern Mexico (effective 9/1/09)
HIST           163          Cuba and the Caribbean (effective 9/1/09)
HIST           171 ​         The New Nation (effective 2/28/2017)
HIST           177          Gays & Lesbians in United States History(cross-listed with WGST 138; effective 9/1/09)
HIST           178          Race and World War II (cross-listed with ETHN 178; effective 9/1/09)

LEAD
LEAD           10            Difficult Dialogues (effective 9/1/12)

Modern Languages and Literatures
ARAB          137           Arabic Culture and Identity (effective 04/21/2017
*FREN         173           Immigration, Race, & Identity in Contemporary France (effective 9/1/09)

Music Studies
MUSC          132           The History of Hip-Hop (cross-listed with ETHN 132; effective 9/1/09)
MUSC          134           Popular Music, Race, and American Culture (cross-listed with ETHN 164; effective 9/1/09)

Political Science
POLI            55            Cross-Racial Electoral Politics (cross-listed with ETHN 55; effective 9/1/09)
*POLI          153           Minority Politics in the US (cross-listed with ETHN 153; effective 9/1/09)
*POLI          166           California Politics (effective 9/1/09)
POLI            195DW      Seminar in U.S. Politics (cross-listed with ETHN 185; effective 9/1/09)

Religious Studies
*RSOC         91             Native Spiritual Traditions (effective 9/1/09)
*RSOC         139           Mexican Popular Catholicism and Gender (cross-listed with WGST 152; effective 3/25/15)
*RSOC         164           Religion ,Race and Ethnicity in America (effective 2/3/2016)
*RSOC         184           Race and Religion in the United States (effective 2/3/2016
*TESP          64             Environmental Justice in Catholic Imagination (effective 9/1/09)
*TESP          158            Immigration and Ethics (effective 9/1/09)
*TESP          165            Romero and the Salvadoran Martyrs (effective 1/1/16)
*TESP          184            Jesus Across Cultures (effective 9/1/09)

Sociology
SOCI            33             Social Problems in the United States (effective 1/1/15)
SOCI            132           Social Stratification (effective 9/1/09)
SOCI            148           Stakeholder Diversity Issues in Contemporary American Organizations (effective 9/1/09)
SOCI            153           Race, Class, and Gender in the United States(cross-listed with WGST 115; effective 9/1/09)
SOCI            165           Human Services (effective 9/1/09)
SOCI            175           Race and Inequality (effective 9/1/09)

Women's and Gender Studies
WGST           14             African American Women Writers (cross-listed with ENGL 35G & ETHN 35; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           16             Multicultural Literature of the US (effective 9/1/2016)
WGST           110           Native American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 137G; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           111           Asian American Women (cross-listed with ETHN 141; effective 2/9/2010)
WGST           112           Women of Color in U.S.(cross-listed with ETHN 154; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           113           Environmental Racism, Gender, & Justice (cross-listed with ETHN 156; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           114           Race, Gender, Class & The College Experience (cross-listed with ETHN 157; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           115           Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (cross-listed with SOCI 153; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           134​           Film, Gender and Sexuality (cross-listed as ENGL 122; effective 2/27/2017)
WGST           138           Gays and Lesbians in United States History (cross-listed with HIST 177; effective 9/1/09)
*WGST         152            Mexican Popular Catholicism and Gender (cross-listed with RSOC 139; effective 3/25/15)
WGST           164            Studies in 19th-Century American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 132G; effective 9/1/09)
WGST           169            Revolutions in Sex, Race & Rights (cross-listed with HIST 115; effective 1/1/18)

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites