Ethnic Studies

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley offers undergraduate majors and minors in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Native American Studies. Our faculty members represent a range of disciplinary backgrounds from the humanities and social sciences. Most focus on one ethnoracial group or geographic area, but many have comparative foci, and all members of the faculty seek to provide collectively a comparative framework for understanding both the specificities and the differences among the situations of racially-marginalized groups in the U.S. and beyond.

Several of our faculty members also emphasize the intersections of race with gender, sexuality, and class. All of our faculty members are committed to fostering an interdisciplinary method that expands the kinds of primary sources, as well as the kinds of research questions, one would work with in any of the traditional disciplines. Our students regularly work at nuanced readings of cultural texts (broadly understood to include literature, art, music and other forms of expression) and at the same time seek to situate those texts —and their readings — in the context of struggles over power and structural inequality.

For information regarding the PhD program in Ethnic Studies, see the Ethnic Studies Graduate Group information in this Guide.

Undergraduate Programs

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies: BA, Minor
Chicano Studies: BA, Minor
Ethnic Studies: BA (group major), Minor
Native American Studies: BA, Minor

Graduate Program

Ethnic Studies: PhD

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Courses

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Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

ASAMST R2A Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Through the study of the literary, political, social and psychological dimensions of representative works of Asian American literature, this course introduces students to close textual analysis, fosters critical judgment, and reinforces academic writing skills. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ASAMST R2B Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines literary works by Asian American, African American, Chicano, and Native American writers in their political and social contexts, focusing on similarities and differences between the experiences of ethnic minorities in the U.S. Emphasis is on literary interpretation and sustained analytical writing. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ASAMST 20A Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Introductory comparative analysis of the Asian American experience from 1848 to present. Topics include an analysis of the Asian American perspective; cultural roots; immigration and settlement patterns; labor, legal, political, and social history.

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ASAMST 20AC Asian American Communities and Race Relations 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course will be a survey of contemporary issues affecting the Asian American community. We will look at the different theories that explain the current status of Asian Americans and the interrelationship between the Asian American community, nation, and world. The course will focus on the issue of race relations, the commonalities and differences between Asian Americans and other race and ethnic groups.

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ASAMST 20C Cultural Politics and Practices in Asian American Communities 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Analysis of social, intellectual, and artistic currents in Asian American communities. Focus will be on social practices, popular culture, the arts and expression (e.g. language and literature), and the historical and political contexts in which they are produced and consumed.

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ASAMST 97 Field Studies in Asian American Communities 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
University organized and supervised field program involving experiences in schools, school-related activities, community and community-related activities.

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ASAMST 98 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics which will vary from semester to semester.

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ASAMST 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual research on a topic which leads to the writing of a major paper. Regular meetings with faculty sponsor.

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ASAMST 121 Chinese American History 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Chinese American history, 1848 to present. Topics include influence of traditional values, Eastern and Western; patterns of immigration and settlement; labor history; the influence of public policy, foreign and domestic, on the Chinese individual and community.

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ASAMST 122 Japanese American History 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This course will be presented as a proseminar with selected topics in order to give students an opportunity to participate in the dynamics of the study of Japanese American history. Topics include immigration, anti-Japanese racism, labor, concentration camps, agriculture, art and literature, and personality and culture.

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ASAMST 123 Korean American History 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Summer 2011 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2011
Koreans in America from 1876 to the present. Topics include comparative immigration and settlement patterns; labor and socio-economic life; political activities; community organization; and issues related to the contemporary population influx.

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ASAMST 124 Filipino American History 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Topics include consequences of the Spanish-American War on Filipino emigration; conditions in Hawaii and California and the need for Filipino labor; community development; changing relations between the U.S. and the Philippines; effects ofthe independence movement and World War II on Filipino Americans; and contemporary issues.

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ASAMST 125 Contemporary Issues of Southeast Asian Refugees in the U.S 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
This course will introduce students to the sociocultural, economic, educational, and political issues facing Southeast Asian refugees in the U.S. While the course focus is on the Asian American experience, references will be made to the pre-migration experiences and histories of the Southeast Asian refugee groups. The processes and problems in the formulation of refugee programs and services in the U.S. also will be addressed in their implications
for refugee resettlement and adaptation experience. Emphasis will be placed on comparative analyses of the Southeast Asian refugee communities.
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ASAMST 126 Southeast Asian Migration and Community Formation 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
This course will examine Southeast Asian migration and resettlement in the U.S. in the context of the United States involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the Vietnam War. It will also address the post-war "legacies" and their impact on the societies and politics of the three countries as well as neighboring states in the region. Asylum politics and refugee camp experiences will be addressed in the discussion of the formation
of U.S. resettlement policies and of the adaptation of Southeast Asian refugees.
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ASAMST 127 South Asian American Historical and Contemporary Issues 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Examines immigration and social history of South Asian Americans from the early 20th century to present. Development of South Asian American communities within the social, political and economic contexts of South Asia and the U.S.

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ASAMST 128AC Muslims in America 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The course traces Islam's journey in America. It will deal with the emergence of identifiable Muslim communities throughout the U.S. and focus on patterns of migration, the ethnic makeup of such communities, gender dynamics, political identity, and cases of conversion to Islam. The course will spend considerable time on the African American, Indo-Pakistani, and Arab American Muslim communities since they constitute the largest groupings. It also
examines in depth the emergence of national, regional, and local Muslim institutions, patterns of development pursued by a number of them, and levels of cooperation or antagonism. The course seeks an examination of gender relations and dynamics across the various Muslim groupings, and the internal and external factors that contribute to real and imagined crisis. The course seeks to conduct and document the growth and expansion of mosques, schools, and community centers in the greater Bay Area. Finally, no class on Islam in America would be complete without a critical examination of the impacts of 9/11 on Muslim communities, the erosion of civil rights, and the ongoing war on terrorism.
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ASAMST 131 Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Analyzes the global presence of an Asian group with a significant U.S. population: migration/settlement history, transnational economic/political/cultural interactions between diasporic communities and with land of origin, impact on Asian American community/identity formation. Instructor selects group(s).

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ASAMST 132 Islamaphobia and Constructing Otherness 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010
This course will examine and attempt to understand Islamophobia, as the most recently articulated principle of otherness and its implications domestically and globally. The course will also closely examine the ideological and epistemological frameworks employed in discourses of otherness, and the complex social, political, economic, gender-based, and religious forces entangled in its historical and modern reproduction.

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ASAMST 132AC Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course will examine and attempt to understand Islamophobia, as the most recently articulated principle of otherness and its implications domestically and globally. The course will also closely examine the ideological and epistemological frameworks employed in discourses of otherness, and the complex social, political, economic, gender-based, and religious forces entangled in its historical and modern reproduction.

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ASAMST 138 Topics in Asian Popular Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Topics in Asian popular culture. Analysis of historical and contemporary issues addressed in popular media in Asia, such as 1990s Hong Kong cinema, fifth generation Chinese films, films of China and Taiwan, Japanese and Korean anime, South Asian and Bollywood cinema, and South Korean film and television drama. Course topics will vary with the expertise of the particular instructor.

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ASAMST 141 Law in the Asian American Community 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Course will examine the nature, structure, and operation of selected legal institutions as they affect Asian American communities and will attempt to analyze the roles and effects of law, class, and race in American society. May be taken with 197.

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ASAMST 143AC Asian American Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
This course examines the state of Asian American health, the historical, structural, and cultural contexts of diverse Asian American communities, and the role of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in the production of unequal outcomes between Asian Americans and other racial/ethnic groups as well as across different Asian American subgroups.

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ASAMST 144 Religions of Asian America 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will examine how Asian American communities engage religion and how, in turn, they are shaped by the different facets of religious life. Religion is examined in the form of major traditions-Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity-and readings will introduce students to key concepts, practices, and institutions which help to define these trajectories.

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ASAMST 145AC Politics, Public Policy, and Asian American Communities 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
An examination of the purpose, power, and function of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government and their relationship to the Asian American community. The course presents a range of contemporary issues to illustrate how government institutions and the Asian community define issues and respond to political challenges.

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ASAMST 146 Asian Americans and Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines the historical and contemporary issues which shape the educational experiences of Asian Americans. Critical issues such as bilingual education, university admissions, and the education of Asian immigrants as well as theoretical models of Asian American academic success will be explored and critically analyzed.

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ASAMST 150 Gender and Generation in Asian American Families 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The influence of cultural legacy, ethnic background, immigration history, community structure, class and economic status, and racism on gender and generational relations in the Asian American family.

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ASAMST 151 Asian American Women: Theory and Experience 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian American women in relation to work, sexuality, intellectual and artistic activity, and family and community life as well as the development of Asian American feminist thought and its relation to cultural nationalism.

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ASAMST 151AC Asian American Women: Theory and Experience 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian American women in relation to work, sexuality, intellectual and artistic activity, and family and community life as well as the development of Asian American feminist thought and its relation to cultural nationalism.

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ASAMST 165 Research Methodologies in Asian American Communities 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Approaches to research in the Asian American community with emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. Problems of research design, measurement, and data collection, processing ,and analysis will be considered.

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ASAMST 171 Asian Americans in Film and Video 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Introduces students to films and videos by and about Asian Americans; presents an overview of the development of the Asian American media arts field in relation to current cultural theories and American film history and theory.

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ASAMST 172 Asian American Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Introduces students to representative works of Asian American literature by writers from the major ethnic subgroups; examines the works in their sociohistorical context; analyzes thematic and formal elements intertextually to form a coherent understanding of the Asian American literary tradition.

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ASAMST 173 Creative Writing 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Instruction and practice in forms and techniques of prose, verse, drama or other writing as an expression of Asian American experiences and a contribution to evolving Asian American culture; may focus on specific genres or tasks depending on instructor.

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ASAMST 175 Contemporary Narratives on the Philippines and the United States 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
The course will examine the various strategies of (re-)narrating colonial/neocolonial history in three genres: literature (novels, short fiction, poetry), essays, and films from the Philippines and the United States. Notions such as imperialism, nation, narration, history, nationalism, memory, ethnicity, language, power, gender, and subject formation will be discussed.

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ASAMST 176 Genre in Asian American Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Investigates specific genres in Asian American literature (e.g., autobiography, biography, drama, etc.) in terms of formal characteristics, innovations, comparisons of works from various subgroups in relation to counterparts in dominant Anglo-American tradition.

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ASAMST 177 Asian American Art: Remapping Modernity: Art and Artists in the 20th Century 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
Seminar in contemporary Asian American visual art, with focus on the politics of production and reception. Works by such artists as Y. David Chung, Hung Liu, Yong Soon Min, Long Nguyen, and Manuel Ocampo will be studied.

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ASAMST 178 Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Explores gender/sexuality issues in Asian American literature and culture, such as simultaneous construction of gender/ethnicity/race/culture; heterosexual (masculinist/feminist) and gay/lesbian cultural projects; the body; family relations; matrilineal and patrilineal traditions. Instructor selects focus.

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ASAMST 181 Chinese American Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Analyzes literary representations of contemporary and/or historical experiences of Chinese Americans; genre, formal, and stylistic features; definition of cultural identity and development of literary tradition. Primarily English-language works, some translations from Chinese.

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ASAMST 183 Korean American Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Critical readings of major Korean American literary work, including autobiography and personal memoir, autobiographical fiction, poetry, short stories and novel, with attention to conditions surrounding the production and consumption of these writings.

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ASAMST 190 Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced seminar in Asian American Studies with topics to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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ASAMST 190AC Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2012, Summer 2010 First 6 Week Session
Advanced seminar in Asian American Studies with topics to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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ASAMST 194A Asian Pacific American Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
The Asian Pacific American Theme House (APATH) seminar is designed to provide APATH community members and any other UC Berkeley students interested in finding an academic and rigorous space to learn about university culture and expectations and to explore their interests in Asian American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identities, communities, leadership and career aspirations. The fall semester focuses on transition to college through the lens
of AAPI issues and experiences of Asians in the U.S. The spring semester focuses on strategies of persistence and tenacity. This yearlong course is a required component for APATH residents however the course is open to any Berkeley students to enroll.
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ASAMST 194B Asian Pacific American Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
The Asian Pacific American Theme House (APATH) seminar is designed to provide APATH community members and any other UC Berkeley students interested in finding an academic and rigorous space to learn about university culture and expectations and to explore their interests in Asian American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identities, communities, leadership and career aspirations. The fall semester focuses on transition to college through the lens
of AAPI issues and experiences of Asians in the U.S. The spring semester focuses on strategies of persistence and tenacity. This yearlong course is a required component for APATH residents however the course is open to any Berkeley students to enroll.
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ASAMST 195 Senior Thesis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Writing of a thesis under the direction of member(s) of the faculty.

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ASAMST H195A Senior Honors Thesis for Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Course for senior Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies maors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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ASAMST H195B Senior Honors Thesis for Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course for senior Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies maors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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ASAMST 197 Field Study in Asian American Communities 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
University organized and supervised field program involving experiences in schools, school-related activities, community, and community-related activities.

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ASAMST 198 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics which will vary from semester to semester.

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ASAMST 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Individual research on a topic which leads to the writing of a major paper. Regular meetings with faculty sponsor.

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Chicano Studies

CHICANO 1AX Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1998 10 Week Session, Summer 1997 10 Week Session, Summer 1995 10 Week Session
To acquaint Summer Bridge students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano literature. An introduction to writing, begining with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organizational of a full composition.

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CHICANO R1A Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Course will acquaint students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano/a literature. An introduction to writing, beginning with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organization of a full composition. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition Requirement.

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CHICANO R1AN Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session, Summer 2011 8 Week Session
Course will acquaint students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano literature. An introduction to writing, beginning with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organization of a full composition. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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CHICANO R1B Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines literary works by Chicano/a writers in their political and social contexts. Emphasis is on literary interpretation and sustained analytical writing. The course aims to develop students' fluency in writing longer and more complex papers, with specific attention to the development of their research skills and their ability to incorporate source material effectively. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition
Requirement.
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CHICANO 5 Intensive Elementary Spanish Language and Latin American Culture 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
Continuation of Spanish 1 in the area of grammar. Special emphasis on increasing vocabulary and developing functional fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Focus on conversational practice of everyday situations, supplemented by language laboratory work. Further study and discussion of different aspects of Latin American culture.

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CHICANO 10 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Language and Mexican Culture 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
An intensive Spanish language immersion course in Mexico with a review and enrichment of grammar and vocabulary, and practice in composition. This course will also present an overview of Mexican culture including historical, geographical, and economic aspects, as well as literature, art, music, and folklore, with special focus on family life and direct social contact. Particular emphasis
will be placed on the period from independence to the present.
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CHICANO 20 Introduction to Chicano Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
An introduction to the cultural life of Chicanos with its regional differences. Key themes are the symbols and cultural norms created by the historical interaction between Chicanos and American society as expressed in literature, art, music, and folklore. Attention will also be given to change and continuity in Chicano cultural norms on the basis of historical events.

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CHICANO 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 freshmen.

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CHICANO 39A Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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CHICANO 40 Introduction to Chicano Literature in English 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
The course will introduce students to modern Chicano literature written in English, and will provide necessary background for understanding more specialized courses in the area.

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CHICANO 50 Introduction to Chicano History 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
A general overview of the Chicano historical experience in the U.S.

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CHICANO 70 Latino Politics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
A critical analysis of the Latino political experience in the United States. The course compares and contrasts the ideologies, political organizations, and political leadership in the Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican, and Central American communities. The contemporary issues confronting Latinos are critically examined.

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CHICANO 97 Field Study in Chicano Studies 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent field experience in the community relevant to specific aspects of Chicano studies.

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CHICANO 98 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics which will vary from semester to semester.

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CHICANO 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Individual research by lower division students. Limited to freshmen and sophomores.

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CHICANO 110 Latina/o Philosophy and Religious Thought 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
For the last 30 years, the themes of identity and liberation have dominated the social ethic and religious thought of subaltern subjectivities in the Americas. The centrality of these ideas respond to the increasing awareness of and opposition to the legacies of the history of conquest, colonization, racism, and sexism in the region. In this course, we are going to study the intellectual production
of various ethnic groups in the Americas, particularly Latinas and Latinos in the 20th century, in order to clarify the ties between concerns for cultural and religious identity and the articulation of alternative ethical and political visions.
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CHICANO 130 Mexican and Chicano Art History 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
A survey of Mexican and Chicano art from Mesoamerican period to contemporary Chicano art. Special focus on the mural movements and the relationship between artistic production and the development of Chicano symbols and cultural production.

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CHICANO 133 Chicano Music 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2008
What is Chicano music? When did it begin? Who are considered Chicano musicians? How has Chicano music changed in relationship to the historical changes in the Chicano community? How has Chicano music helped shape and been shaped by popular music and popular culture? How has Chicano music been a music accommodation and/or resistance? What role have Chicano artists/musicians played as cultural workers? Does Chicano music have a political agenda?
How have Chicano artists and recording companies fared in the music industry? These are a few of the questions we will explore in this course. Course goals and objectives will be accomplished through readings, research, guest lectures, performance, film, and listening to Chicano music. Classroom discourse will be the key ingredient to the success of this course.
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CHICANO 135A Latino Narrative Film: to the 1980s 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course examines narrative films primarily of the 1970s and 1980s that deal with the Latino/Chicano experience and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin America will be encompassed in the course, as well as experimental and independent productions.

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CHICANO 135B Latino Narrative Film Since 1990 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course examines major narrative films produced since the 1980s that deal with the Latino/Chicano experience and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin America will be encompassed by the course.

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CHICANO 135C Latino Documentary Film 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
This course examines documentary films that are Latino-produced and/or Latino-based in content. The course will emphasize documentary film analysis and interpretation, taking into account the influences of both U.S. and Latin American cinema; alternative media, docudrama, pod-casts, and the like will also be discussed.

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CHICANO 141 Chicana Feminist Writers and Discourse 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
A critical and theoretical analysis of contemporary Chicana Writers and Chicana Feminist Discourse.

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CHICANO 142 Major Chicano Writers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Critical analysis of the works of major Chicano Playwrights, Poets and Fiction Writers.

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CHICANO 143 Chicano and Latin American Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
A study of the relationships and parallel aspects between Latin American and Chicano literature. Emphasis on the literature of protest as a constant underlying current from the Conquest to the present.

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CHICANO 150B History of the Southwest: Mexican-United States War to Present 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
The relationship between people of Mexican descent and American society from 1880 to the present.

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CHICANO 152 The History of Latina/o Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Latinas/os have long been the object of intellectual thought: they have been written about, they have been studied and quantified, and quite often not in positive terms. In this course, we will turn Latinas/os from objects of discourse to subjects of discourse, as active participants in intellectual thought. Our goal will be to explore how Latinas/os have reflected critically upon and written about their position as Latinas/os within the United States.
In doing so, we will counter the general notion that Latina/o intellectual thought is, at best, a recent phenomenon or, at worst, non-existent.
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CHICANO 159 Mexican Immigration 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course provides an overview of Mexican immigration to the United States. The relationship between immigration and Chicano community formation will be examined. Issues addressed include settlement patterns, socialization, educational aspiration, identity transformation, and historical changes.

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CHICANO 161 Central American Peoples and Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2010
A comparative survey of the peoples and cultures of the countries of the Central American Isthmus from a historical and contemporary perspective.

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CHICANO C161 Central American Peoples and Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011
A comparative survey of the peoples and cultures of the seven countries of the Central American Isthmus from a historical and contemporary perspective.

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CHICANO 162 The U.S. Role in Central America 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
A critical examination of the role played by the United States in Central America from the 19th Century to the present. The focus will be on trends in U.S. policy, including an assessment of current policy alternatives in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the impact of those policies in Latinos in the United States.

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CHICANO 163 Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The main goal of this course is to offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of the Caribbean migration experience to the United States. We will cover crucial issues such as the migration origins, modes of incorporation, racism, cultural/identity strategies, and the political-economic relationship between the country of origin and the metropolitan host society. To understand the specificity of Caribbean migrants to the USA, it is fundamental
to understand the regional Caribbean migration circuits to Western Europe. Thus, the course will provide a comparative perspective with Caribbean migrations to Western Europe.
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CHICANO 165 Cuba, the United States and Cuban Americans 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines the contested formation of Cuban identity, where the questions of race and the relationship to the United States have constituted fundamental issues in the debate over the meaning of Cubanidad. The course will address the ways in which Cuba dealt with the issue of race and national identity after the revolution of 1959, as well as, for the Cuban emigre community in the United States. Issues of gender, class, and cultural
expression will be crucial elements of analysis throughout the course.
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CHICANO 172 Chicanos and the Educational System 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
An examination of the historical and contemporary relationship between the educational system and the Mexican community in the United States; the history of schooling practices within the Mexican population as a backdrop to an examination of the current educational conditions of the Chicano students; the different historical trends in the education of Chicanos including alternative schools, bilingual
education, school segregation, and higher education.
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CHICANO 174 Chicanos, Law, and Criminal Justice 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
An examination of the development and function of law, the organization and administration of criminal justice, and their effects in the Chicano community; response to these institutions by Chicanos.

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CHICANO 176 Chicanos and Health Care 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Relationship of the health care delivery system in the U.S. to the Chicano community. To include an examination and understanding of the concept of mental health as defined by Chicanos. Analysis of program alternatives and the Chicano response to health care problems and issues.

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CHICANO 180 Topics in Chicano Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Topics in Latino/a-related art, history and contemporary issues, such as neighborhood development (e.g., Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, Mission district of San Francisco), mural arts movements, Spanish-language media, labor history, unionization efforts, immigration, demographic shifts, regional economic and/or social history, and transnational communities. Course topics will vary with the expertise of the particular instructor.

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CHICANO 180AC Topics in Chicano Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will introduce students to specific Chicana/Latina, Native, Asian, & African American art history and cultural practices developed as an essential aesthetic of art made by Artists of Color in the Bay Area. Focus is placed on the politics, ideas, and methods for working in community that are still viable and integral to current art practice with a commitment to social justice. The course will offer hands-on experience in community
schools and organizations. Art experience welcome but not required.
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CHICANO 180M Topics in Chicano Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2008 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 Second 6 Week Session
This course, taught in Spain, is designed primarily to permit instructors to deal with topics with which they are especially concerned; subject matter usually is more restricted than that of a regular course.

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CHICANO 194A Casa Mora Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
The purpose of the Casa Magdalena Mora Seminar is to assist Casistas (i.e. Casa Mora residents) with their transition to student and academic life at UC Berkeley, and more importantly engage them in a critical and analytical dialogue and research for issues affecting Chican@ and Latin@ communities. This course is open to everyone.

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CHICANO 194B Case Mora Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
The purpose of the Casa Magdalena Mora Seminar is to assist Casistas (i.e. Casa Mora residents) with their transition to student and academic life at UC Berkeley, and more importantly engage them in a critical and analytical dialogue and research for issues affecting Chican@ and Latin@ communities. This course is open to everyone.

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CHICANO 195 Senior Thesis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Writing of a thesis under the direction of the member(s) of the faculty.

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CHICANO H195A Senior Honors Thesis for Chicano Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Course for senior Chicano Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Chicano Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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CHICANO H195B Senior Honors Thesis for Chicano Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course for senior Chicano Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Chicano Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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CHICANO 197 Field Work in Chicano Studies 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Supervised independent field experience in the community relevant to specific aspects of Chicano Studies. Regular meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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CHICANO 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Directed group study in Chicano Studies for advanced students. Regular meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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CHICANO 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Independent work for advanced students in Chicano Studies. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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Ethnic Studies

ETH STD 10AC A History of Race and Ethnicity in Western North America, 1598-Present 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
This course explores the role of "race" and ethnicity in the history of what became the Western United States from the Spanish invasion of the Southwest to contemporary controversies surrounding "race" in California. Rather than providing a continuous historical narrative, or treating each racialized "other" separately, the course works through a series of chronologically organized
events in which issues of racial differences played key roles in creating what became a western identity.
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ETH STD 11AC Theories and Concepts in Comparative Ethnic Studies An Introduction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
This explores the work of key theorists of race, ethnicity, and de-colonization whose work and ideas have formed the basis of scholarly work in the broad, interdisciplinary field of comparative ethnic studies. It is intended both to offer beginning students a ground in the ideas and methods they will encounter throughout their major, and to introduce names, texts, and concepts with which all majors should be familiar.
This course satisfies the American cultures requirement.
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ETH STD 20AC Introduction to Ethnic Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2010 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2009, Summer 2009 Second 6 Week Session
The University, its relationship to corporate structures, legislative bodies, community people, and specifically, Third World people will be analyzed. The University's values will be critically examined. The history of ethnic studies programs in this country, their development, and, their struggles will be discussed.

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ETH STD 21AC A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This survey course will examine the historical experiences of European immigrants, African Americans, and Latinos, emphasizing the themes of migration and economic change since the late 19th century. Though the class will focus on the three groups, the course will also address salient features of the experiences of Asian Americans, Native Americans, and recently arrived immigrants in light of the
themes of the course. Intragroup differences such as class and gender will be discussed.
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ETH STD 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment iimited to 15 freshmen.

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ETH STD 41AC A Comparative Survey of Protest Movements Since the 60's 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
An introductory, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of Native American, Mexican American, African American, and Asian American social and political struggles from 1960 to the present. The course traces the development of protest movements created by people of color in response to racial, class, gender, and political inequality in the context of U.S. politics and history. The course critically examines the internal and external factors contributing
to the rise and fall of social and political movements and concludes with an analysis of the current conjuncture of race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, and sexual preference in U.S. politics.
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ETH STD N41AC A Comparative Survey of Protest Movements Since the 60's 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1998 10 Week Session
An introductory, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of Native American, Mexican American, African American, and Asian American social and political struggles from 1960 to the present. The course traces the development of protest movements created by people of color in response to racial, class, gender, and political inequality in the context of U.S. politics and history. The course critically examines the internal and external factors contributing
to the rise and fall of social and political movements and concludes with an analysis of the current conjuncture of race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, and sexual preference in U.S. politics.
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ETH STD C73AC Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2009
This course examines the history of indigenous, aboriginal, native, or "tribal" peoples over the last five centuries. Particular attention is paid to how these groups were brought into relations with an expanding Europe, capitalist development, and modern nation-states. How have these peoples survived, what are the contemporary challenges they face, and what resources and allies have they drawn on in the present?

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ETH STD 97 Field Study in Communities of Color 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Supervised community field study.

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ETH STD 98 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics which will vary from semester to semester.

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ETH STD 98BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department
faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.
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ETH STD 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual research on a topic which will lead to the writing of major paper. Regular meetings with the faculty sponsor. Limited to freshmen and sophomores.

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ETH STD 100 Comparative Ethnic Literature in America 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Analysis of how selected works (poetry, short stories, novels, drama, and oral literature) reflect African American, Chicano, Asian American, and Native American consciousness and experiences.

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ETH STD N100 Comparative Ethnic Literature in America 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2008 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
Analysis of how selected works (poetry, short stories, novels, drama, and oral literature) reflect African-American, Chicano, Asian-American, and Native American consciousness and experiences.

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ETH STD 101A Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
The course provides an overview of social science methods used in ethnic studies fieldwork, archival research, oral histories, literature review, and critical theory. Particular attention is given to research design, forms of data, research presentation and analysis, and the ethical questions involved in doing research on communities of color. The course will emphasize presenting research in a clear
, concise manner, and students will be expected to do a research practicum and present their work in writing on a regular basis.
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ETH STD 101B Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
The course provides an introduction to basic theoretical approaches to the literary and other cultural productions of ethnic or "minority" communities in the United States. It also involves the study of important writings by Latina/o, Native American, African American, Asian American, and mixed race writers, and to a lesser degree, the visual art production of these same communities. The
course will focus with particular care on discourses of racialization, gender, and sexuality.
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ETH STD 103A Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Racialization and Empire 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2013 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2012 First 6 Week Session
Designed primarily to give majors in Asian American studies, Chicano studies, Latin American studies, ethnic studies, and Native American studies elementary training in theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity. Emphasis will be placed on writing and discussion. For a precise schedule of offerings, see department catalog during pre-enrollment week each semester.

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ETH STD 103C Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Racialization and Contemporary Communities 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Summer 2010 Second 6 Week Session
Designed primarily to give majors in Asian American studies, Chicano studies, Latin American studies, ethnic studies, and Native American studies elementary training in theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity. Emphasis will be placed on writing and discussion. For a precise schedule of offerings, see department catalog during pre-enrollment week each semester.

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ETH STD 103E Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Racialization, Gender, and Popular Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
Designed primarily to give majors in Asian American studies, Chicano studies, Latin American studies, ethnic studies, and Native American studies elementary training in theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity. Emphasis will be placed on writing and discussion. For a precise schedule of offerings, see department catalog during pre-enrollment week each semester.

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ETH STD 122AC Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The depiction of race and ethnic relations in American films from the 1960s to the present. The course covers independent features as well as mainstream Hollywood studio films.

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ETH STD 126 Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Spring 2008, Spring 2006
Course focuses on the production of sexualities, sexual identification, and gender differentiation across multiple discourses and locations.

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ETH STD C126 Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course focuses on the production of sexualities, sexual identification, and gender differentiation across multiple discourses and locations.

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ETH STD 130 The Making of Multicultural America: A Comparative Historical Perspective 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
How and why did American society become racially and ethnically diverse? This comparative study of racial minorities and European immigrant groups examines selected historical developments, events, and themes from the 17th century to the present.

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ETH STD N130 Racial Inequality in America: A Comparative Historical Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2007 10 Week Session, Summer 2007 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session
A comparative and historical study of racial inequality from 1600 to the present. Readings and lectures will focus on white racial attitudes and the subordination of Afro-Americans, Asians, Chicanos, and Native Americans within the context of American society and culture.

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ETH STD 135 Contemporary U.S. Immigration 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
The myth, reality and history of U.S. immigration. This course discusses issues raised by the recent immigration in a comparative, historical approach. An examination of theories, politics, and policy of U.S. immigration restriction.

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ETH STD 136 Immigrant Women 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session
Examines patterns of women's immigration to the U.S. in specific socio-historical and cultural contexts. Special attention to race, ethnic, and identity issues from woman-centered analysis and methodology.

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ETH STD 141 Racial Politics in America 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2004, Spring 2003
A critical and comparative analysis of contemporary politics and issues affecting Mexican American/Latino, Native American, Asian American, and African American communities in the United States.

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ETH STD 144AC Racism and the U.S. Law: Historical Treatment of Peoples of Color 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Intensive histori-legal survey of racism in the United States, exploring the legal antecedents of the country's contemporary stratified society, and emphasizing the role of law as a social policy instrument. Readings and lectures will investigate the prevailing legal currency of racism in the United States through an examination of the country's formative legal documents and the consequent effects
of a myriad of judicial decisions on peoples of color.
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ETH STD N144 Racism and the U.S. Law 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2007 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
A comparative examination of the historical treatment of the four major groups of color under United States law. Some contemporary issues are also examined. The experiences of individuals and groups under repressive law and how communities resist such laws and policies are other considerations. Students will study landmark case law and legislation dealing with race-based issues and critical
theoretical discourses concerning race and law in the U.S.
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ETH STD 145 Religion and Ethnicity 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
A comparative analysis of religion as practiced by Latinos, Blacks, Asians and Native Americans and of the interplay of ethnicity and religion.

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ETH STD 147 Women of Color in the United States 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2013 Second 6 Week Session
Examines the history and contemporary situations of Chicana/Latina, African American, Asian American and Native American Women. Conceptual focus will draw on lived experiences and theoretical constructs of race, class and gender.

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ETH STD 147AC Women of Color in the United States 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
Examines the history and contemporary situations of Chicana/Latina, African American, Asian American and Native American Women. Conceptual focus will draw on lived experiences and theoretical constructs of race, class, and gender.

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ETH STD N147 Women of Color in the United States 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1997 10 Week Session, Summer 1996 10 Week Session
Examines the history and contemporary situations of Chicana/Latina, African American, Asian American, and Native American women. Conceptual focus will draw on lived experiences and theoretical constructs of race, class, and gender.

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ETH STD 150 People of Mixed Racial Descent 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Deals with phenomenon of people of mixed-race descent, focusing on United States but with reference to other nations for comparative purposes. Includes historical perspective as well as exploring the psychology, sociology, literature, and cinema pertaining to topic.

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ETH STD 159AC The Southern Border 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The southern border--from California to Florida--is the longest physical divide between the First and Third Worlds. This course will examine the border as a distinct landscape where North-South relations take on a specific spatial and cultural dimension, and as a region which has been the testing ground for such issues as free trade, immigration, and ethnic politics.

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ETH STD 173AC Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course examines the history of indigenous, aboriginal, native, or "tribal" peoples over the last five centuries. Particular attention is paid to how these groups were brought into relations with an expanding Europe, capitalist development, and modern nation-states. How have these peoples survived, what are the contemporary challenges they face, and what resources and allies have they drawn on in the present?

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ETH STD 174 Existential Panic in American Ethnic Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course comprises extensive analyses of the ways in which American ethnic writers engage ontologies of self in characters who attempt to move beyond and out of the existential panic of being seen before they are seen. The direction of the course will move from the promise of Americanness, (i.e., Romanticist notions of self) in traditional American literary works to the legislated self in works by writers of color to modernist and postmodernist
pastiche by various ethnic American writers.
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ETH STD 175 Literature from Ethnic Movements 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Comparative survey of literature and cultural production from, and reflective of Ethnic Movement eras, particularly, but not limited to, those of the sixties. Representative literatures include Asian American, Chicano, African American, and Native American.

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ETH STD 176 Against the Grain: Ethnic American Art and Artists 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Comparative survey of art and other cultural production from a cross-section of selected American ethnic groups (in general, Asian American, Chicano, African American, and Native American). We approach works from various critical/theoretical perspectives, often constructing them as we analyze, and through the lens of Ethnic Studies.

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ETH STD 180 Selected Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Students will examine social dynamics as well as cultural and intellectual productions by or about communities of color nationally and internationally from different methodological perspectives.

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ETH STD N180 Selected Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies - Study Abroad 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This study abroad course is designed primarily to permit instructors to deal with topics with which they are especially concerned; subject matter usually is more restricted than that of a regular course.

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ETH STD 181AC Prison 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, this course embraces the longue duree of critical prison studies, questioning the shadows of normality that cloak mass incarceration both across the globe and, more particularly, in the contemporary United States. This course thus explores a series of visceral, unsettling juxtapositions: "freedom" and "slavery"; "citizenship" and "subjugation"; "marginalization"
and "inclusion", in each case explicating the ways that story making, political demagoguery, and racial, class, and sexual inequalities have wrought an untenable social condition.
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ETH STD C181 Prison 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, this course embraces the longue duree of critical prison studies, questioning the shadows of normality that cloak mass incarceration both across the globe and, more particularly, in the contemporary United States. This course thus explores a series of visceral, unsettling juxtapositions: "freedom" and "slavery"; "citizenship" and "subjugation"; "marginalization" and "inclusion"
, in each case explicating the ways that story making, political demagoguery, and racial, class, and sexual inequalities have wrought an untenable social condition.
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ETH STD 182AC Race, Rights, and Citizenship 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
This course will critically examine the complex relationship between race, rights, and citizenship. We will closely review contemporary laws on immigration, national security, voting rights, language access and affirmative action, and their associated social contexts and legal conflicts around racial profiling, education access, and citizenship rights. Citizenship rights are
understood broadly in this class from “alienage” (the hierarchical demarcation of non-citizen versus citizen) to the right to marriage. A primary focus of this course is to understand how despite discrimination, outsiders have gained access to “insider” rights and in the process have naturalized what previously was considered out of the norm.

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ETH STD 190 Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
In addition to class meetings, an extra assignment/research component will be added to the course to increase contact hours with students. Possible components include additional readings, outside-of-class research projects, and any other project which the instructor feels will add to the value of the course. Topics to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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ETH STD 190AC Advanced Seminar in Ethnic Studies 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
For a four unit course, an extra assignment/research component will be added to the course to increase contact hours with students. Possible components include additional readings, outside-of-class research projects and any other project which the instructor feels will add to the value of the course. Topics to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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ETH STD N190 Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2011 Second 6 Week Session
This study abroad course is designed primarily to permit instructors to deal with topics with which they are especially concerned; subject matter usually is more restricted than that of a regular course.

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ETH STD 195 Selected Issues in Comparative Ethnic Studies Research 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Fall 2008
Doing research on issues in U.S. communities of color. Students will examine theories of society and do research on topics from different methodological perspectives. Issues will vary from semester to semester.

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ETH STD 196 Senior Thesis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Writing of a thesis under the direction of member(s) of the faculty.

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ETH STD H196A Senior Honors Thesis for Ethnic Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Course for senior Ethnic Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Ethnic Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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ETH STD H196B Senior Honors Thesis for Ethnic Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course for senior Ethnic Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Ethnic Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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ETH STD 197 Field Study in Communities of Color 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Supervised community field study.

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ETH STD 198 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics which will vary from semester to semester.

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ETH STD 198BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department
faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.

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ETH STD 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Individual research on a topic which leads to the writing of major paper. Regular meetings with the faculty sponsor.

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Native American Studies

NATAMST R1A Native American Studies Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course introduces students to the genres of Native American literature (written and oral traditions), provides historical and cultural frameworks for understanding, appreciating, and interpreting Native American writings, and develops basic skills in expository and creative writing. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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NATAMST R1B Native American Studies Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Course examines Native American written and oral traditions in historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis on literary interpretation and creative and analytical writing, so that students increasingly write from positions of strength. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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NATAMST 20A Introduction to Native American Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course explores the interactions, from friendship treaties and land deals to contemporary American governmental policies, between America's original inhabitants with Europeans and Euro-Americans. Emphasis will be placed on how tribal peoples continue to react to the national myths and policies created by Europeans and Euro-Americans.

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NATAMST 20B Introduction to Native American Studies II: Cultural Practice, Art, and Identity 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course explores Native American identify practices in written and oral traditions in literature, art, dance, theatre, ceremony, and song. The place of these traditions in the contemporary day will be emphasized as creative struggles for maintaining and elaborating on Indian identity in the context of colonialism.

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NATAMST 39A Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2013
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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NATAMST 71 Native Americans in North America to 1900 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
An ethnohistorical analysis of America's original inhabitants and their interactions with Europeans and Euro-Americans emphasizing an Indian perspective.

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NATAMST 72 Native Americans in North America 1900-Present 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A survey and analysis of issues affecting Native Americans in the 20th and 21st centuries. Course will explore political, economic, and social/cultural developments as they shape federal-Indian relations and tribal sovereignty.

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NATAMST C73AC Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2009
This course examines the history of indigenous, aboriginal, native, or "tribal" peoples over the last five centuries. Particular attention is paid to how these groups were brought into relations with an expanding Europe, capitalist development, and modern nation-states. How have these peoples survived, what are the contemporary challenges they face, and what resources and allies have they drawn on in the present?

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NATAMST 90 Freshman Seminar--Myth, Memory and History 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The course will introduce students to different ways of understanding the history of American Indians and to basic resources and research methods for studying the history of Indian tribes.

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NATAMST 97 Field Work in Native American Communities 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual conferences to be arranged. Supervised experiences relevant to specific aspects of the Native American community in off-campus settings. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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NATAMST 98 Supervised Group Study and Research 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Supervised research by lower division students.

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NATAMST 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual conferences to be arranged. The individual student, with consent and guidance of an instructor, researches an interest not covered in the courses offered in the Program.

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NATAMST 100 Native American Law 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Historical background of the unique relationship between the United States government and Native American tribes, and examination of contemporary legislation, court cases, and federal, state, and local policies affecting Native American social, political, legal, and economic situations.

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NATAMST 101 Native American Tribal Governments 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The roles of tribal governments in the formation of internal and external policies affecting the lives of Native American people, the basis for their political power historically and in contemporary society, and their structure and functions.

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NATAMST 102 Critical Native American Legal and Policy Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Key contemporary issues in the critical study of tribal and federal policy pertaining to American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. Topics include political and cultural sovereignty; religious, gendered, sexual, racial, and other tribal minorities, and civil rights within tribes; Native legal identity and tribal enrollment; the role of violence against women in the history of colonialism, and the struggle for justice and healing; and the
movement for traditional or other culturally appropriate forms for tribal self-governance.
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NATAMST 105 Indigenous Issues Across the Americas 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course addresses how Indigenous communities throughout the Americas deal with their contemporary political dilemmas. It explores the ways in which internal colonialism, projects of assimilation, political and economic marginalization, land loss, and resistance have affected how Indigenous people view themselves in relationship to the dominant societies in which they reside. It explores local differences, attentive to the specificity of the
national or regional dimension of “the Indian Problem.” And it examines the varied and often complimentary tactics that Indigenous people take in their pursuit of political and cultural self-determination.
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NATAMST 110 Theories and Methods in Native American Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Overview of literary theory and criticism, historiography, and social sciences theories and methods useful in the study of Native American literature, history and contemporary tribal groups. Course will develop skills of information gathering and development of theories that structure information.

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NATAMST 120 Topics in Native American Arts 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2012, Fall 2008
This course explores the practice of Native American art forms from the perspective of Native American Artists and scholars. Focused on specific art forms such as dance, music, film, crafts, and other traditions, this course provides a critique of conventional understandings of the relationships of Native American cultural traditions and their place in the world of "art."

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NATAMST 120AC Photography and the American Indian: Manifest Destiny, American Frontier, and Images of American Indians 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course explores the development of photography, historical photographs of Indigenous peoples, Black Indians, and the push to win the American West. Central to the course are research methods that deconstruct stereotypical representations of Native Americans, African Americans (who either married into Native nations, were owned by Native peoples, or who joined the military to fight Native peoples), and the theories and methods that influenced
photography.
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NATAMST 145 Images of Native Americans in American History 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course explores the ways in which an invented, generic "Indian" has played a variety of roles in master narratives of United States history. We shall examine changes in images of key figures and events constituting "our" collective historical memory.

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NATAMST 149 Gender in Native American Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines gender roles from the period before the invasion to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the ways in which contact with European gender practices transformed those prevalent in Native North American before the conquest.

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NATAMST 150 Native American Narratives 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2002, Spring 2000
This workshop provides intensive study of the crafts of writing in relation to various Native American genres as well as writing and discussion of student work.

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NATAMST 151 Native American Philosophy 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
A study of the philosophical and metaphysical aspects of Native American world views, with emphasis on systems of knowledge, explanations of natural phenomena, and relations of human beings to nature through ritual and ceremonial observances.

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NATAMST C152 Native American Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
An analysis of the written and oral tradition developed by Native Americans. Emphasis will be placed on a multifaceted approach (aesthetic, linguistic, psychological, historical, and cultural) in examining American Indian literature.

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NATAMST 158 Native Americans and the Cinema 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
This course will analyze the sociological, psychological, and literary aspects of Hollywood moviemakers' stereotyping of the American Indian through the history of film. The format will include representative Indian films, lectures, and guest speakers from the movie industry.

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NATAMST N158 Native Americans and the Cinema 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1997 10 Week Session, Summer 1996 10 Week Session
This course will analyze the sociological, psychological, and literary aspects of Hollywood moviemakers' stereotyping of the American Indian through the history of film. The format will include representative Indian films, lectures, and guest speakers from the movie industry.

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NATAMST 160 Maya Traditions 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
This course considers Maya traditions as performance, oral literature, and creative resource which informs the present and the future. The course will illustrate the ways Maya mythic narratives are tied and untied in Maya cultural histories and geographies with close attention to contemporary use of the 260-day sacred calendar, creation accounts, ceremony, and the publically emergent role of the AjQ'ijab, the spiritual leaders.

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NATAMST 161 Native American Art 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
This course is a survey of contemporary Native American Indian art from the 19th century to the present. The general philosophical foundations of traditional tribal arts and culture will be discussed in the first week of the course. The second and third week of the course contemporary art will be studied through selected readings, slide presentations, and other reproductions of painting and sculpture by Native American Indian artists.

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NATAMST 162 Native American Environments 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
This course is a general survey of competing environmental interests of Native American Indians. Sacred sites and stewardship of the environment will be discussed in the first week. The legacy of radioactive waste disposal on tribal land will be studied in the second week of the course. Lectures in the third week will consider mining and the pollution of air and water on treaty reservations.

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NATAMST 163 Native American Ceremonies 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
This course will consider Native American Indian ceremonies through the introductory examination of diverse religious beliefs, practices, and performances. Among the topics discussed will be the role of healing practices, revitalization movements, and religious changes in tribal communities in North America. The lectures will compare various tribal philosophies and world views in the context of culture and history.

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NATAMST 164 Native Americans of California 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
This introductory course will compare the general cultural themes and political histories of Native American Indians in California. The lectures in the first week of the course will consider demographic studies and the diversity of tribal cultures. The second week will review colonial dominance, mission activities, assimilation policies, and relations with the United States government. In the third week discussions will focus on the general
political issues of tribal casinos in California.
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NATAMST 165 Native American Images 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
Native American Indians have been the cultural objects of photographers and the exotic figures of filmmakers for more than a century. Lectures in the first week will critique the images of Native American Indians in photographs. The second week will focus on selected scenes in motion pictures. General theories of simulation, historical and ethnographic representations will be considered in the third week. Students will read selected essays
and view slides and scenes from films.
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NATAMST C166 Native American Novelists 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 1999 10 Week Session
Native American Indian literature is a distinctive collection of fiction, poetry, autobiographical narratives, and oral stories in translation. This course will provide a general literary and historical context of this distinctive literature, consider narrative subjects and themes, and focus on critical readings of contemporary novels by Native American Indian authors.

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NATAMST 167 Plains Warriors 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course will compare the general cultural themes and political histories of Native American Indian warrior cultures of the North American Great Plains, with an emphasis on the diversity of traditional cultural roles.

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NATAMST C168 Museums and Sacred Sites 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course considers the experiences, interpretations, and protections of Native American Indian cultural resources in museums and sacred sites. Creation stories, sacred geography, and ceremonies will be compared.,Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course considers the experiences, interpretations, and protections of Native American Indian cultural resources in museums and sacred sites. Creation stories, sacred geography, and ceremonies will be
compared.
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NATAMST C168 Museums and Sacred Sites 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course considers the experiences, interpretations, and protections of Native American Indian cultural resources in museums and sacred sites. Creation stories, sacred geography, and ceremonies will be compared.,Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course considers the experiences, interpretations, and protections of Native American Indian cultural resources in museums and sacred sites. Creation stories, sacred geography, and ceremonies will be
compared.
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NATAMST C169 Native American Philosophies 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course is a comparative discussion of Native American Indian philosophies, distinctive worldviews, and interpretations of sacred and secular ceremonies and stories. The Ghost Dance and other revitalization movements will be studied.

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NATAMST 170 Native American Sovereignty 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course will explore the unique legal status of Native American Indian tribes and reservation lands in the United States, including discussions of treaties, federal trust relationships, and the evolution of laws and policies that determine sovereignty.

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NATAMST C171 Native American Poetry 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2001 10 Week Session, Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course will give an in-depth analysis to a selection of contemporary Native American Indian poetry. The issues of voice, cultural traditions, and sense of place, memory, imagery, and humor will be the focus of lectures.

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NATAMST 172 Medicine and Public Health 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2000 10 Week Session
This course considers the health of Native American Indian communities past and present. The lectures will be comparative and explore medical public health issues in urban areas and on reservations.

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NATAMST 173 First Nations in Canada 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course will examine the cultural history and contemporary political dynamics of First Nations in Canada. The lectures will focus on early encounters with natives recorded in , and on recent land claims and the Nunavut treaty.

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NATAMST 173AC Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course examines the history of indigenous, aboriginal, native, or "tribal" peoples over the last five centuries. Particular attention is paid to how these groups were brought into relations with an expanding Europe, capitalist development, and modern nation-states. How have these peoples survived, what are the contemporary challenges they face, and what resources and allies have they drawn on in the present?

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NATAMST C174 Imagining the Other 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2000 10 Week Session
European images of the exotic existed long before 1492. After Columbus, they were applied to people of the Americas who were thus turned into objects of fear and desire. While these images were modified over the centuries, basic elements of positive, and negative stereotyping connected with notions of race, gender, and environmental conditioning have persisted to the present day. This class will study a selection of European and North American literary
texts from the late 18th century to the present, focusing on the discourse of culture, alterity, and identity as well as, on such aspects as the Romantic idealization of "natural man," savagism, natural nobility, communicational boundaries, and forms of cultural hybridity.
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NATAMST 175 History of Native Americans in California 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
History of the Native Americans of California with emphasis on the lifeways, mores, warfare, and relations with the United States government. Attention will be given to the background and evolution of acculturation up to the present.

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NATAMST 176 History of Native Americans in the Southwest 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
An historical analysis of the Native American Nations of the southwestern United States.

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NATAMST 178 Topics in Native American History 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course explores the history of Native Americans from the point of view of Native American historians and scholars. Focused on specific periods and regional case studies the course provides a rereading of much United States history as it has been conceived, set into periods, written, and taught. The chronological scope of the course begins before the European invasions and continues to the end of the 20th century.

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NATAMST 178AC Africans in Indian Country 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2012 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2011
This seminar will explore the intersections of Native American and African American histories and communities in the context of the United States which was formerly "Indian Country." We will read historical texts, first-person accounts, fiction, and primary documents primarily from the perspective of Native American, African American, and Black-Indian scholars and writers.

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NATAMST 179 Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American West 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present, and how these communities have continually adapted traditional cultural practices to meet ever-changing environmental realities. With this broader context, this course examines how specific indigenous communities have navigated their relationship
with the natural world amidst the challenges of colonialism, globalization, environmental ruin, and climate change in the North American West. Additionally, this course highlights the active role of Native peoples in regional and environmental histories of the region.
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NATAMST 190 Seminar on Advanced Topics in Native American Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced seminar in Native American Studies with topics to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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NATAMST 194A Native American Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
This course is the first of the two-semester seminar required for the Native American Theme Program residents. This installment of the seminar component will build a general understanding of basic historical developments affecting Native and Indigenous peoples of North America, with a focus on Native American identity and contemporary issues from a variety of academic and philosophical standpoints, laying the groundwork for the spring seminar. Using an interdisciplinary
lens that covers academic genres to memoir, the course will think critically and reflectively about Native American identity both historically and contemporaneously, and its intersections with gender, class, and other forms of difference.
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NATAMST 194B Native American Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course is the second half of the two-semester seminar required for the Native American Theme Program residents. This installment of the seminar uses builds on concepts from the fall semester to take a more in depth look at Native identity and community through Native scholars. Using an interdisciplinary lens that covers academic genres to memoir, the course asks students to think critically and reflectively about Native American identities in the academy, communities
, activism and as well as in their own lives.
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NATAMST 195 Senior Thesis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Writing of a thesis under the direction of member(s) of the faculty.

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NATAMST H195 Native American Studies Honors Course 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
The course will entail directed study and completion of an honors research project under the direction of a faculty committee. The project should have originated from a regularly scheduled course in the department.

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NATAMST H195A Senior Honors Thesis for Native American Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Course for senior Native American Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Native American Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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NATAMST H195B Senior Honors Thesis for Native American Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course for senior Native American Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Native American Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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NATAMST 197 Field Work in the Native American Community 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual conferences to be arranged. Supervised experiences relevant to specific aspects of the Native American community in off-campus settings. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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NATAMST 198 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual conferences to be arranged. Group discussion, research, and reporting on topics by students.

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NATAMST 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Individual conferences to be arranged. The individual student, with consent and guidance of an instructor, researches an interest not covered in the courses offered in the Program.

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Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Thomas J. Biolsi, Professor. Native Americans, American Indians, governmentality.
Research Profile

Carolyn Chen, Associate Professor.

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor. Asian American history, Filipino American studies, immigration history, adoption studies, nursing history.
Research Profile

Raul Coronado, Associate Professor.

Keith Feldman, Assistant Professor. Critical theory, US cultural studies, Israel-Palestine, theories of race and ethnicity, comparative diaspora studies, public humanities.
Research Profile

Ramon Grosfoguel, Associate Professor. Global cities, international migration, ethnic studies, race/ethnicity, latino studies, Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies, international comparative development, political-economy of the world-systems, urban sociology.
Research Profile

Shari Huhndorf, Professor. Interdisciplinary Native American studies, cultural studies, gender studies, American studies, literary and visual culture.
Research Profile

Beatriz Manz, Professor. Latin America, human rights, peasantry, migrations, social movements, political conflict, Mayan communities in Guatemala, issues of memory, grief.
Research Profile

David Montejano, Professor. Social change, historical sociology, political sociology, community studies, race & ethnic relations.
Research Profile

+ Michael Omi, Associate Professor. Racial politics, racial theory, racial stratification, racial and ethnic categories and the US Census, racist and anti-racist social movements.
Research Profile

Laura E. Perez, Associate Professor. Chicano studies, US Latina and Latin American women's writing, Chicana/o literature, visual arts, contemporary cultural theory, Latin American women's oppositional writings.
Research Profile

Beth Piatote, Associate Professor. Native American studies.
Research Profile

John Powell, Professor. Civil rights and civil liberties, structural racialization, racial justice and regionalism, concentrated poverty and urban sprawl, opportunity based housing, voting rights, affirmative action in the United States, South Africa and Brazil, racial and ethnic identity, spirituality and social justice, and the needs of citizens in a democratic society.
Research Profile

Alex M. Saragoza, Associate Professor. Ideology, modern Mexico, Latin American history, structural origins of Mexican migration, cultural formations in Mexico, Mexican cinema, radio, television.
Research Profile

Lok Siu, Associate Professor.

Raymond Telles, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Khatharya Um, Associate Professor. Education, memory, Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American histories and communities, Southeast Asian diaspora, refugees, international migration, transnational and diaspora studies, genocide studies.
Research Profile

Chris Zepeda-Millan, Assistant Professor. Immigration, social movements, race, ethnic studies, Latino Politics, research methods.
Research Profile

Lecturers

Hatem A. Bazian, Lecturer. Near Eastern studies.
Research Profile

Francisco Casique, Lecturer.

Gregory P. Choy, Lecturer.

Christopher Chua, Lecturer.

Harvey C. Dong, Lecturer.

Tom Fleming, Lecturer.

Pablo Gonzalez, Lecturer.

Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani, Lecturer.

Anna P. Leong, Lecturer.

Enrique E. Lima, Lecturer.

Hannah B. Michell, Lecturer.

Joseph A. Myers, Lecturer.

Fae M. Ng, Lecturer.

Diane J. Pearson, Lecturer.

Victoria E. Robinson, Lecturer.

Celia H. Rodriguez, Lecturer.

Jane K. Singh, Lecturer.

Winston Tseng, Lecturer.

Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Norma Alarcon, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Allen, Professor Emeritus.

Mario Barrera, Professor Emeritus. Theories of ethnicity, ethnic minority films.
Research Profile

Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor Emeritus. Labor, citizenship, undocumented students, caring work, settler colonialism, skin color bias.
Research Profile

Patricia Penn Hilden, Professor Emeritus. Ethnicity, gender, museums, race, North America, Native Americans, slavery in the Caribbean, feminist studies.
Research Profile

Elaine H. Kim, Professor Emeritus. Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.
Research Profile

Carlos Jr. Munoz, Professor Emeritus. Immigration, Mexican American politics, ethnic and racial politics, multiculturalism, affirmative action.
Research Profile

Jose D. Saldivar, Professor Emeritus.

L. Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus.

Sau-Ling Cynthia Wong, Professor Emeritus. Ethnicity, sexuality, telecommunications, Asian Americans, demographic transformation, fragmentation, globalization, transportation, internet technology, international conference, construction of gender.
Research Profile

Contact Information

Department of Ethnic Studies

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Phone: 510-643-0796

Fax: 510-642-6456

ethnicst@berkeley.edu

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Department Chair

Shari Huhndorf, PhD

506 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-643-0796

huhndorf@berkeley.edu

Student Affairs Officer

Laura Jimenez-Olvera

532 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-642-0243

lauraj@berkeley.edu

Student Affairs Officer

Dewey St. Germaine

530 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-643-6420

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