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ES 112. Race, Culture and Politics in the United States. 4 units

2020-21 or later: GE Area D1

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D1

USCP

Introductory and interdisciplinary study of the ways that race and ethnicity are created by both historical processes and American institutional formation - specifically social, political, economic, legal and cultural institutions. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender and sexuality. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/HNRS 112. Fulfills GE Area D1 and USCP.

ES 114. Introduction to Ethnic Studies. 4 units

USCP

Racial equality movements, including the history of Ethnic Studies (1960's & 70's), and the social practices, institutions, cultural representations/discourses, and public policies that construct and reinforce racism, racist ideology, and pseudo-scientific conceptions of race and intersections with gender and class. 4 lectures. Fulfills USCP.

ES 134. Writing & Rhetoric. 4 units

2020-21 or later catalog: GE Area A2

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area A1

Writing and rhetorical strategies and practices that produce sound academic writing; foregrounds a process-based, recursive approach to writing. 4 Lectures. Fulfills GE Area A2 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area A1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

ES 145. Reasoning, Argumentation, & Writing. 4 units

2020-21 or later catalog: GE Area A3

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area A3

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A2 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area A1 for student on the 2019-20 or an earlier catalog). Recommended: Completion of GE Area A1 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area A2 for student on the 2019-20 or an earlier catalog).

Principles of reasoning and argumentation. Application of these principles to written and oral communication. Effective use of research methods and sources. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area A3 with a grade of C- or better.

ES 200. Special Problems. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

Supervised investigation, including a written report, of a topic chosen with prior approval of instructor. Total credit limited to 4 units.

ES 215. Planning for and with Multiple Publics. 4 units

USCP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area D1. Recommended: ES 112.

How the social/spatial relationships among racial/ethnic and gender groups are expressed in terms of human settlement patterns, civic involvement and everyday negotiations. Ways in which segregation and marginalization are expressed in western and non-western contexts. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as CRP/ES 215. Fulfills USCP.

ES 252. Global Origins of Race in the U.S.. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Explores global origins of race in the U.S. including forced slavery, removal, displacement, and migration of Native Americans, Latinas/os, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Course may be offered in classroom-based, online, or hybrid format. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/HNRS 252. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 253. Introduction to American Indian Studies. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Introduction to social, political, economic, legal, and cultural traditions of American Indians in the U.S. Special attention to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Course may be offered in classroom-based, online, or hybrid format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 254. Introduction to African American Studies. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Introduction to social, political, economic, legal, and cultural traditions of African Americans in the U.S. Special attention to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Course may be offered in classroom-based, online, or hybrid format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 255. Introduction to Latino/a/x Studies. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Introduction to social, political, economic, legal, and cultural traditions of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in the U.S. Special attention to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Course may be offered in classroom-based, online, or hybrid format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 256. Introduction to Asian American Studies. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Introduction to social, political, economic, legal, and cultural traditions of Asian Americans in the U.S. Special attention to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Course may be offered in classroom-based, online, or hybrid format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

ES 300. Chicano/a Non-Fiction Literature. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C.

Overview of contemporary Chicano/a non-fiction literature since 1848. Thematic concerns, literary criticism, literary techniques, historical and socio-cultural factors influencing non-fiction Chicano/a literary genres. Instructor reserves option to select non-fiction genres to be studied. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 301. Latina/o Literature of the United States. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C.

Latina/o literature written by/for/about Latinas/os in the United States. Topics include literary representation of Latinos/as in the U.S. related to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, etc. Primary focus on Latina/o literary texts in the mid 20th to early 21st centuries. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 302. Chicana/o Literature. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C.

Chicana/o literature written by/for/about Chicanas/os in the United States. Topics include literary representation of Chicanos/as in the U.S. related to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, etc. Primary focus on Chicana/o literary texts in the mid 20th to early 21st centuries. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 303. Latina/o Poetry and Politics. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C.

Significant Latinx/a/o poetry and poetics from the 19th century to the present. Topics include genre, form, content, politics, and poetics of Latina/o writers of poetry; comparisons/contrasts of different Latina/o ethnic poets and their poetry in different historical periods. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 304. Race & American Literature. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

Comparative approach to the Native American, African American, Asian American and Latina/o literary canons. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 308. Fire and Society. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D.

Prehistorical and historical record of human use of and attitude toward fire. Mythology and religion of fire. Traditional, cultural and ethnic variations and their influence on modern U.S. institutions involved in managing fire. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Crosslisted as ES/NR 308. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

ES 310. Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

Dynamics of hip-hop culture, its historical development, political significance, and social influence. How hip-hop exemplifies cross-cultural hybridization within not only Black communities nationally and internationally, but also amongst indigenous, Latino/a, and Asian peoples in the U.S. and beyond. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 311. Beyoncé: Race, Feminism and Politics. 4 units

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; completion of GE Area D1; and completion of one USCP course.

Employing an Ethnic Studies lens, Beyoncé body of work and image will serve as a lens through which to explore pop constructions and representations of race, gender, and sexuality as well as the use of those intersecting identities as political tools. 4 lectures.

ES 312. Race & Media Studies. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

Engagements with qualitative analysis, social, cultural, and political theories, and power relations related to the representations of Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinas/os in the contemporary mass media in the United States. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 320. African Americans in Popular Culture. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

Cultural studies analysis of the representations of, and counter-representations by, American racial/ethnic groups, with particular emphasis on African Americans. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 321. Native Americans in Popular Culture. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

Cultural studies analysis of the representations of, and counter-representations by racial/ethnic groups, with particular emphasis on Native Americans. The cultural images of Native peoples in the United States that have characterized relationships. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 322. Asian Americans in Popular Culture. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

Cultural studies analysis of the representations of, and counter-representations by, American racial/ethnic groups, with particular emphasis on Asian-Americans. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 323. Latina/os in Popular Culture. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

Cultural studies analysis of the representations (racializing images and discourses) of, and counter-representations by, American cultural/ethnic groups with particular emphasis on Mexican Americans/Latinos. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 324. Chicana/o Film. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C.

Exploration of how Chicanas/os and their experiences are represented in major films by/for/about them in the United States. Topics include visual/popular culture and film theories, race and representation; film genre; key film concepts. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 325. Sexuality and Gender in African American Communities. 4 units

USCP

Prerequisite: One lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: ES 112 or ES 212.

Issues around genders and sexualities that influence the social, political, economic and cultural development of Black America, and challenging anti-Black thought on Black sexual expression. Special attention given to racism, intersectionality, and myths about Black sexuality and gender conventions. 4 lectures. Fulfills USCP.

ES 326. Native American Architecture and Place. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C.

The role of culture and setting in the construction of spatial, material and landscape concepts and artifacts, through the introduction of selected North American cultures, with focus from 1300 AD through contemporary time. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ARCH/ES 326. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 330. The Chinese American Experience. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

History and current status of Chinese Americans, with emphasis on the international contexts, organizations and institutions of Chinese America, and on Chinese Americans' demographic compositions, spatial patterns, and cultural, socioeconomic, and political adaptation experiences. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 335. The Filipina/o American Experience. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D.

An interdisciplinary examination of the historical development of Filipina/o American identities and communities. The social, cultural and political institutions that have influenced Filipina/o immigration, participatory citizenship, activism and cultural practices. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 340. Cultural Production and Ethnicity. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C. Recommended: Completion of an Ethnic Studies (ES) course.

Culture and ethnicity as key factors in the production, perception, and interpretation of art and the humanities. Critical analysis of cultural attitudes and knowledge in expressive arts and cultural production, and of the contexts of cultural production as reflective of ethnicity. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

ES 345. Queer Ethnic Studies. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D.

Theories, research and methods focused on the interlocking systems of sexuality, race, racialization, and ethnicity in local, national and comparative global/transnational contexts. Relationships between racialization and heteronormativity; queer of color critique; queer migration; decolonizing queer organizing, theory, and knowledge production. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/WGS 345. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 350. Gender, Race, Culture, Science & Technology. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area B

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area B5, B6, or B7

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; completion of GE Area B2; and one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs). Recommended: STAT 130, 217, 218, 251, 301, 312, or 321.

Examines the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, and technology via intersectional quantitative and qualitative inquiry, centering the perspectives/contributions of historically marginalized people in the U.S. Explores, evaluates, and develops proposals to create more diverse, equitable, ethical, humane science/technology. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Crosslisted as ES 350/HNRS 353/WGS 350. Fulfills GE Area Upper-Division B (GE Areas B5, B6, or B7 for students on the 2019-20 catalog); and USCP.

ES 351. Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D.

Cross-cultural exploration of the intersections of gender, race, class, nation in the global engineering workforce, small- and large-scale technological systems, and international development programs; special attention to 21st century challenges and efforts to create more socially responsible engineering and technology. Course may be offered in classroom-based, online, or hybrid format. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/WGS 351. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

ES 360. Ethnicity and the Land. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area C. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course and introductory natural resources course.

Comparative study of how race and culture shape landscapes, and how social hierarchies allocate the use of natural resources and the burdens of environmental pollution. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/NR 360. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 380. Critical Race Theory. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D.

History and evolution of the critical race theory movement. Defining issues of the field; in particular, the relationship between race, power and the law. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 381. The Social Construction of Whiteness. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area D

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area D5

USCP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one lower-division course in GE Area D. Recommended: Lower-division Ethnic Studies (ES) course in GE Area D..

The investigation of the social construction of race in the United States through historicizing the category of 'whiteness.' Why 'white' was invented as a racial category and how white privilege has been sustained through social, political, economic and legal practices. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and USCP.

ES 382. Racial Capitalism. 4 units

GE Area F: Ethnic Studies

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

Advanced investigation of the theoretical and historical linkages between race, economic exploitation, and struggles for liberation. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area F.

ES 390. Research Methodology in Comparative Ethnic Studies. 4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; STAT 217; ES 112; and three courses from ES 241, ES 242, ES 243, ES 244.

Theory and practice of research methodology in comparative ethnic studies. Topics include the scientific method, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and ethical practices. Research report prepared from start to finish, including database searching, collecting pilot data, and proper formatting of a research report. Issues of race in research practice and use foregrounded throughout. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ES 400. Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department chair.

Individual investigation, research, studies or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units.

ES 406. Indigenous Peoples and International Law and Policy. 4 units

Prerequisite: ES 241; and NR 141 or NR 142; and junior standing required.

Interdisciplinary examination of the evolution of international law effecting indigenous peoples in the U.S. and in the Americas. Development of international legal and sociological norms and their impact on human rights of indigenous peoples with particular attention to environmental issues. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/NR 406.

ES 410. Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies. 4 units

Prerequisite: ES 390.

Selected topics and issues in comparative ethnic studies. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Repeatable for a maximum of 8 units. 4 seminars.

ES 450. Fieldwork in Comparative Ethnic Studies. 4 units

Prerequisite: ES 390.

Supervised project based on fieldwork in comparative ethnic studies. 4 seminars.

ES 461. Senior Project. 4 units

Prerequisite: ES 390 and departmental approval.

Completion of a project under faculty supervision. Results presented in a formal paper or project.

ES 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: At least one course in Ethnic Studies and consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1-4 lectures.