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LC12 - IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT

Learning Community #12: IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT

ETHN 115. Biracial and Multiracial Identity in the US. Examination of biracial/multiracial populations, their social histories, social experiences and social identities within various sociological and social psychological theoretical frameworks. An exploration of the relationship biracial/multiracial groups have had, and continue to have, with the larger white majority and monoracially identified minorities. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

HRS 161. Multicultural America. Topically structured, interdisciplinary introduction to the cultural experiences of historically under-represented groups. Historical and contemporary events,
as well as values and beliefs in American culture, are examined through various
artistic expressions, such as music,
painting and literature. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

LC13 - AN EXPLORATION OF MULTICULTURAL GROUPS & DIVERSITY

Learning Community #13: AN EXPLORATION OF MULTICULTURAL GROUPS & DIVERSITY

WOMS 137 Women of of Color. Examines the social, economic, and cultural uniqueness of various ethnic groups in the U.S. Includes discussion of definitions of sexism, racism, economic exploitation, feminism, and the nature and evolution of the women's movement in relation to women of color. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

PSYC 135. Psychology of Multicultural Groups. Examines the role of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and social class in human development and behavior within diverse cultural groups. Presents sociocultural and ecological perspectives on human development, i.e., that individuals must be understood in the context of his or her culturally patterned social relations, practices, institutions, and ideas. Explores psychological issues that pertain to the major ethnic minority groups in the U.S. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

 

Native Americans

Learning Community #14: MOVEMENTS: THE NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURE 

ETHN 140. Native American Experience. Advanced course in American Indian history, political and social relations, with emphasis upon current movements and problems of Native American life. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

SOC 135. Sociology of Popular Culture. Analyzes social processes that produce popular culture by contrasting interrelationships between institutional power structures and collective behavior. Examines theories of popular culture, mass movements, and individualism; social change, cultural hegemony, sub-cultures, and organizational studies. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0


  


LC15 - CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL,AND GENDER DIVERSITY

Learning Community #15: CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, AND GENDER DIVERSITY 

ANTH 101. Cultural Diversity. Focuses on the phenomena of cultural and ethnic variation in complex societies; the nature of diversity; the nature of cultural conflicts; and how cultural differences are managed in other complex societies. The case study approach of anthropology is used to develop constructive perspectives on cultural diversity in the U.S. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

CHDV 141. History of Childhood: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Examination of what it means to be a child in today's world by comparing social constructions of childhood across the broad historical periods and in contrasting parts of the world. Exploration of cultural beliefs, values and practices of childhood in different historical, social, and economic contexts. Comparative approach provides a critical framework from which to analyze scholarly inquiry about how children develop in families, schools, and broader society. Course content will interest students from a broad array of majors. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

 

Native Americans

LCOM #16

Theme: The Lifespan and the People of Southeast Asia

Ethnic 133 Cross Cultural Aging in America, Section 1    E     WF     10:30-11:45 am (80169)

Description Examines aging cross-culturally among ethnic groups in America. Emphasis will be placed on a review of the current literature on aging and ethnicity. Also examines changing roles and values in Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American families.

Anthropology 147 People of Southeast Asia, Section 1     D     Online     Online (80440)

Description
Survey of the native peoples of Southeast Asia (Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma and Singapore). Emphasis is on examining the forms of social and cultural pluralism in contemporary Southeast Asian societies.

Ethnic 198, Section 96     Elective     M     1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Description
Co-curricular activities related to the subject matter and intellectual concerns in Ethnic Studies. For example, students may earn ETHN 198 credits by participating in Ethnic Studies classes as tutors and/or section or discussion leaders; teaching as voluntary instructors or tutors in courses offered by community organizations. Note: May be repeated twice for total credits not to exceed 6 units.




LC17 - CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL,AND GENDER DIVERSITY

LCOM #17

Theme: Aging in Contemporary America & the Justice System

CRJ 117   American Criminal Justice and Minority Groups, Section 1   D     MW    F   2:00 PM – 2:50 pm (81696)

Description
Course examines the origins of racial/ethnic/gender/sex discrimination and disparities in the US justice system. Additionally, course provides a critical examination of the processes and outcomes of the justice system by reviewing the major theories of crime and number of minorities reported in crime data. Using discussions about various criminal justice policies and their impact on minority groups, the course assesses the changing dynamic of race relations and diversity in society and their influences on justice administration.

GERO 100 Aging Issues in Contemporary America, Section 90   E   W   5:30 pm – 8:20 pm (86468)

Description
Introduction to the field of Gerontology and how the discipline addresses society's aging needs. An examination of current issues in gerontology using a life span perspective focusing on older adults' needs/concerns along life's continuum in various environments. Major topics include implications of the demographic imperative, common aging changes/conditions, myths and stereotypes, effects of health/illness on individual and family roles, basic social issues and policies arising from the graying of America, and media, cultural and gender influences.

Ethnic 198, Section 96    Elective    M    1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Description
Co-curricular activities related to the subject matter and intellectual concerns in Ethnic Studies. For example, students may earn ETHN 198 credits by participating in Ethnic Studies classes as tutors and/or section or discussion leaders; teaching as voluntary instructors or tutors in courses offered by community organizations. Note: May be repeated twice for total credits not to exceed 6 units.


Native Americans

LCOM #18

Theme: Gender & Culture

SOC 126 Sociology of Gender, Section 1    E    TR    4:30-5:45 pm (80304)

Description
Examines how gender designation of "male" and "female" impacts an individual's life; explores the social construction of masculinity and femininity in the family, school, workplace, everyday interactions, and within racialized and colonized societies; studies the consequences of gender difference and inequality that result in violence and abuse, sexual harassment, hate crimes, wage differentials and unequal opportunities.

Ethic 118 Asian American Women, Section 1   C2   TR   6:00 -7:15 pm (85909)

Description
Using an interdisciplinary approach, course offers a broad introduction to the principle values and traditions shaping Asian American women's lives in the U.S. Examines cultural diversity, gender inequality and conflicts between traditions and social practices through critical analysis of literature, film and cultural theories as expressions of identity. Topics covered include: cultural heritage and philosophies, intergenerational conflict, transnationalism, gender roles and socio-economic practices. Provides comprehensive understanding of principle factors governing Asian American women's lives at the nexus of Asian and American cultures.

Ethnic 198, Section 96   Elective   M   1:00 – 1:50 pm

Description
Co-curricular activities related to the subject matter and intellectual concerns in Ethnic Studies. For example, students may earn ETHN 198 credits by participating in Ethnic Studies classes as tutors and/or section or discussion leaders; teaching as voluntary instructors or tutors in courses offered by community organizations. Note: May be repeated twice for total credits not to exceed 6 units




LC19 - CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL,AND GENDER DIVERSITY

LCOM #19

Theme: Health and Wellness/Relationship Development

Social Work 151 Health System, Section 1    D    TR    3:00 – 4:15 pm (81888)

Description
Examines the delivery of health and mental health service with a focus on problems experienced by economically disadvantaged and oppressed populations.

Psych 134 Human Sexuality, Section 1    E    Online    Online (85865)

Description
Covers the inherent biological, as well as the psychological, social and cultural similarities and differences between the sexes. Sexual myths and misconceptions are explored, and the sex roles and patterns of interaction currently practiced in our society are discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 2.

Ethnic 198, Section 96    Elective   M   1:00 – 1:50 pm

Description
Co-curricular activities related to the subject matter and intellectual concerns in Ethnic Studies. For example, students may earn ETHN 198 credits by participating in Ethnic Studies classes as tutors and/or section or discussion leaders; teaching as voluntary instructors or tutors in courses offered by community organizations. Note: May be repeated twice for total credits not to exceed 6 units.


Native Americans

LCOM #20

Theme: Communication & the Asian American Experience

Ethn 110 Asian American Experience, Section 1    D    TR    12-1:15 pm (80112)

Description
Survey of the experiences of various Asian groups in the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century to present. The historical forces affecting the immigration and settlement patterns of Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians and Southeast Asians (Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians) will be compared and contrasted. Students will analyze the problems resulting from limited access to the social, political, and economic institutions of U.S. society.

Coms 114 Communication & American Culture, Section 3    E    Online    Online (85014)

Description
Critical analysis of the ways modern American media interact with the conduct of American life; emphasizes the role of commercialism and other aspects of contemporary American capitalism; examines the problem of personal development and relationships in the context of a commercially dominated media system.

Ethnic 198, Section 96    Elective    M    1:00 – 1:50 pm

Description
Co-curricular activities related to the subject matter and intellectual concerns in Ethnic Studies. For example, students may earn ETHN 198 credits by participating in Ethnic Studies classes as tutors and/or section or discussion leaders; teaching as voluntary instructors or tutors in courses offered by community organizations. Note: May be repeated twice for total credits not to exceed 6 units.