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American Minority and Ethnic Studies
American Minority and Ethnic Studies (AMES)
Introduction to American Minority and Ethnic Studies  (5)
Social and historical overview of the interrelationships between Native American, African American, Latino and Asian Americans in the United States. Focuses on relations with each other and with the dominant society. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 099. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.
Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality  (5)
Overview of the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality. Students shift from thinking of these as separate demographic attributes to an understanding of how these systems of oppression reinforce each other, structure people's experiences, shape identity formation, determine life chances and create social continuity and conflict. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 099.
Social Inequality and Change in American Sports  (5)
Examines issues of diversity in American sports from 1900 to the present. Topics include the ways in which social inequality affects access to and participation in sports, how sports contribute to the stereotyping of marginalized groups in society and the ways in which athletes and sports have been agents of social change by challenging norms and assumptions concerning race, gender, sexuality and ability. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 099 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
Race and Ethnicity in the Pacific  (5)
An interdisciplinary social and theoretical overview of the interrelationships that exist among various groups in the Northwest consisting of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Focuses on the historical, economical, political and social connections of Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American/Pacific Islander with each other and with the dominant society. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 099 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.
Special Topics-American Minority and Ethnic Studies  (1-5)
Focuses on a special topic in ethnic studies. Course presentations develop theoretical concepts for students. Students may repeat the course when a different topic is presented. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 099 or instructor's permission.
Nuu-Chah-Nulth Indians  (5)
Examines the Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples of the Northwest Coast, as they are known from historical, ethnographic and informant sources. A field course in conjunction with the Clayoquot Sound Summer Program. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Cross-listed with ANTH 211 and S SCI 211. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
Independent Study-American Minority and Ethnic Studies  (1-5)
Allows and encourages a student to study independently in an area of their special interests in American and ethnic minority studies. Student and instructor decide course content, type and scope of work. PREREQUISITE: AMES 100 and instructor's permission.
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