Academics

Course Descriptions

American Minority and Ethnic Studies (AMES)


AMES 100  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 100. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.
AMES 150  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 100 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.

AMES 194  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 100 or instructor's permission.
AMES 211  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.

AMES 299  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.