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SOCSC 300
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
3 Units
Same As: ETHNS 300 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies)
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; IGETC Area 4C
Enrollment Limitations: ENGWR 101 (College Writing)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course uses comparative methods to introduce the diverse institutional, cultural, and historical issues relating to the past and present life circumstances of Asian Americans, Mexican/Hispanic/Chicano/Latino Americans, Black Americans, Native Americans, and other recent immigrant groups in the U.S. This course is designed to introduce students to a broad field of ethnic studies content, such as multiculturalism, racism, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, etc.
SOCSC 320
Socio-Cultural, Economic and Political Experience of the African-American
3 Units
Same As: ETHNS 320
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course will expose students of all ethnic backgrounds to the issues germane to the experience of African Americans in the United States. More specifically, this is an interdisciplinary course in which students of all ethnic backgrounds will examine the gender, political, economical, cultural and social development experience of African Americans in the United States. This course is the same as ETHNS 320, and only one may be taken for credit.
SOCSC 325
Asian Experience in America
3 Units
Same As: ETHNS 330 (The Asian American Experience in America)
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; IGETC Area 4C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This class is an exploration of the rich diversity of Asian-American groups within the United States, with an emphasis on the historical and cultural contributions of both immigrant and refugee populations, including an investigation of socio-economic, educational, legal and political issues. The students will analyze, compare, and contrast the Asian-American assimilation experience with Latinos, African-Americans, and Native Americans. They will gain an understanding of American ethnocentrism, ethnicity, and racism to help develop a personal foundation of cultural tolerance.
SOCSC 330
Mexican-Americans in the United States
3 Units
Same As: ETHNS 340 (Chicanos/Mexican Americans in the U.S.)
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; IGETC Area 4C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a socio-historical examination of Mexican-Americans as a minority group with an emphasis on the impact of political and geographic factors.
SOCSC 480
Honors Seminars in Social Science
1 Unit
Same As: HONOR 370
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Honors Seminars in Social Science are special one-unit intensive courses for academically accomplished students or those with the potential for high academic achievement. In these seminars, students will study topics in the movements, trends and philosophies found in the Social Sciences. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as HONOR 370. This course, under either name, may be taken a total of one time for credit.
SOCSC 495
Independent Studies in Social Science
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
SOCSC 499
Experimental Offering in Social Science
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB