CWSGR Courses

Ethnic Studies Major - Women's Studies Concentration

First-Year (9 credits)

ETST 100 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)
Fall, Spring, Summer.
Key concepts, theories, and historical experiences that form the basis of scholarly work in comparative ethnic studies, domestically and internationally.
WS 200 - Introduction to Wome's Studies
Fall.
Examination of gender roles in work, education, spirituality, relationships, health, institutions, and organizations.
SPCM 200 - Public Speaking
Fall, Spring, Summer.
Fundamentals of public speaking emphasizing content, organization, delivery, audience response.

Sophomore-Year (12 credits)

ETST 205 - Ethnicity and the Media (GT-SS3)
Fall
Ethnic representation across time as represented in auto/biograph.
ETST 208 - Native American Art and Material Culture
Spring. Credit not allowed for both ETST 208 and ART 208
Traditional arts and material culture of the indigenous peoples of North America including art, fiction, poetry, and popular media.
ETST 210 - Asian American Leaders and Leadership
Fall
Cultural, historical and social influences on Asian American leaders and leadership explored via personal histories, culture, and values.
ETST 234 - Introduction to Native American Literature
Spring. Credit not allowed for both ETST 234 and E 234.
Native American writings and their significance in American culture.
ETST 239 - Introduction to Chicano Literature
Fall, Spring. Credit not allowed for both ETST 239 and E 239.
Chicano fiction and poetry with consideration of historical roots and influences.
ETST 240 - Native Ameican Cultural Experiences (GT-AH2)
Fall
Exploration of Native lives and expressions through examination of Native architecture, art, music, film, activism, and literature.
ETST 252 - Asian-American History (GT-HI1)
Fall. Credit not allowed for both ETST 252 and HIST 252.
Asian-American historical experience in the United States from 1850s to the present time.
ETST 253 - Chicana/o History and Culture (GT-HI1)
Fall (odd years).
Historical study of Chicana/o/Mexicana/o people and culture from Spanish colonization to beginning of 20th century.
ETST 255 - Native American History (GT-HI1)
Spring. Credit not allowed for both ETST 255 and HIST 255.
History of Native American peoples in the United States to the present, including origin stories.
ETST 256 - Border Crossings: People/Politics/Culture (GT-SS3)
Spring.
Colonial and post-colonial discourse, politics of representation and epistemology of "location" it has produced: first and third world.
ETST 261 - Latina/o Populations in the U.S.
Fall.
Historical processes and sociocultural phenomena that define Latina/o populations in the U.S.
ECON 211 - Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)
Fall, Spring, Summer.
Role gender plays in economies; the way gender affects economic outcomes for individuals and societies.
ETST 254 - La Chicana in Society
Fall (odd years).
Historical contributions of Chicana women and current gender issues in Chicano communities in the U.S.
PHIL 251 - Feminist Philosophies
Fall.
Conceptual, moral, and social analysis of women's issues from a variety of philosophical feminist perspectives.

Junior-Year (12 credits)

Select One Course:

E 330 - Gender in World Literature
Spring.
Selected world literature ranging from ancient world to present, considered in light of various complexities of gender relations.
E 332 - Modern Women Writers
Spring.
Selected 20th-century women writers in variety of genres emphasizing relationships between gender, writing, and reading.
E 334 - Gay and Lesbian Literature
Spring.
Literature by gay and lesbian authors on gay and lesbian themes.

Select One Course:

HIST 320 - Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789
Fall. Prerequisite: HIST 100 or HIST 101 or HIST 171; completion of 45 credits. Credit not allowed for both HIST 320 and HY 417.
Women and gender in western Europe (15th-18th centuries); political, social, economic, religious, and cultural developments.
HIST 358 - American Women's History to 1800
Fall. Prerequisite: HIST 100 or HIST 101 or HIST 170 or HIST 171 or HIST 150 or HIST 151; completion of 45 credits.
History of Indian, African, and European women in North America from early colonial contact through the American Revolution and into Early Republic.
PSY 327 - Psychology of Women
Spring, Summer. Prerequisite: PSY 100.Must register for lecture and recitation.
Contemporary theory and research focusing on emotional, cognitive, biosocial, and interpersonal contributions to female identity and sex role.
SPCM 335 - Gender and Communication
Analysis and exploration of communication as it relates to gender and women's and men's roles and identities.

Select Two Course:

ANTH/ETST 318 - Peoples and Cultures of the Southwest
Fall, Spring (even years). Prerequisite: ANTH 100. Credit not allowed for both ETST 318 and ANTH 318.
Analyze development of cultures of the American Southwest; colonialism, migration, political incorporation, and socioeconomic processes.
ANTH/ETST 319 - Latin American Peasantries
Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: ETST 100 or (ANTH 100; ANTH 200). Credit not allowed for both ETST 319
Sociocultural, economic, and political responses of Latin American peasantries to poverty and global processes.
ANTH 338 - Gender and Anthropology
Spring (odd years). Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or ANTH 200.
Theory, themes, and debates in anthropological gender studies, ethnographic survey of women and men cross-culturally.
ETST 310 - African-American Studies
Fall.
Meaning of African-American studies in context of American higher education; historical development of such studies; perceptions and misperceptions.
ETST 312 - African-American Situation
Fall.
Examination of historical, political, social, and economic experiences of the African-American people.
ETST 316 - Multiculturalism and the Media
Spring. Credit not allowed for both ETST 316 and JTC 316.
Media and multiculturalism with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and other protected groups.
ETST 320 - Ethnicity and Film: Asian-American Experience
Fall.
Asian-American film image and film representation through both mainstream and independent movies.
ETST 324 - Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law
Spring.
Legal history of Asian-Pacific Americans examined through case studies.
ETST 340 - Native American Perspectives on Conquest
Spring.
Native life and expression in the U.S. through response of Native-Americans to conquest via revitalization movements, literature, arts.
ETST 344 - Native American Religious History and Issues
Fall.
Native ritual, ceremony, and sacred existence; clearer understanding of Native life and religious ways.
ETST 352/SOSW 352 - Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes
Fall. Credit not allowed for both ETST 352 and SOWK 352
Historical and contemporary lives of women, children, and tribal communities.
ETST 354 - A Century of Black Cinema
Fall.
History of Black cinema in 20th century.
ETST 360 - Service and Leadership in Black Communities
Fall, Spring.
Socio-cultural context of leadership in and beyond the African American community.
ETST 365 - Global Environmental Justice Movements
Fall, Spring.
How the world's poor and minorities self-empower to challenge institutional racism and government apathy in order to secure basic environmental rights.
ETST 370 - Caribbean Identities
Fall, Spring.
Development of Caribbean identities from the arrival of Amerindian groups to the abolition of slavery in the nineteenth century.
ETST 371 - The Modern Caribbean Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Modern political and socio-economic developments in the Caribbean with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender.
ETST 404 - Race Formation in the United States
Fall.
Concept of race as a social construct in the shaping of U.S. character, values, and institutions.
PSY 437 - Psychology of Gender
Fall. Prerequisite: PSY 210.
Psychology of gender in cultural context.
WS 495 - Independent Study
Fall, Spring, Summer. Prerequisite: Approval of Women's Studies Director and relevant department head(s).

Senior-Year (18 credits)

IE 470 - Women and Development
Fall.
Research and policy issues related to women in developing countries.

Select Two Course:

ETST 100 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)
Fall, Spring, Summer.
Key concepts, theories, and historical experiences that form the basis of scholarly work in comparative ethnic studies, domestically and internationally.
ANTH/ETST 318 - Peoples and Cultures of the Southwest
Fall, Spring (even years). Prerequisite: ANTH 100. Credit not allowed for both ETST 318 and ANTH 318.
Analyze development of cultures of the American Southwest; colonialism, migration, political incorporation, and socioeconomic processes.
ANTH/ETST 319 - Latin American Peasantries
Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: ETST 100 or (ANTH 100; ANTH 200). Credit not allowed for both ETST 319 and ANTH 319.
Sociocultural, economic, and political responses of Latin American peasantries to poverty and global processes.
ANTH 338 - Gender and Anthropology
Spring (odd years). Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or ANTH 200.
Theory, themes, and debates in anthropological gender studies, ethnographic survey of women and men cross-culturally.
ETST 310 - African-American Studies
Fall.
Meaning of African-American studies in context of American higher education; historical development of such studies; perceptions and misperceptions.
ETST 312 - African-American Situation
Fall.
Examination of historical, political, social, and economic experiences of the African-American people.
ETST 316 - Multiculturalism and the Media
Spring. Credit not allowed for both ETST 316 and JTC 316.
Media and multiculturalism with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and other protected groups.
ETST 320 - Ethnicity and Film: Asian-American Experience
Fall.
Asian-American film image and film representation through both mainstream and independent movies.
ETST 324 - Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law
Spring.
Legal history of Asian-Pacific Americans examined through case studies.
ETST 332 - Contemporary Chicana/o Issues
Spring.
Current Chicana/o issues including conquest, immigration, urbanization, health in context of societal trends.
ETST 340 - Native American Perspectives on Conquest
Spring.
Native life and expression in the U.S. through response of Native-Americans to conquest via revitalization movements, literature, arts.
ETST 344 - Native American Religious History and Issues
Fall.
Native ritual, ceremony, and sacred existence; clearer understanding of Native life and religious ways.
ETST 352/SOSW 352 - Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes
Fall. Credit not allowed for both ETST 352 and SOWK 352.
Historical and contemporary lives of women, children, and tribal communities.
ETST 354 - A Century of Black Cinema
Fall.
History of Black cinema in 20th century.
ETST 360 - Service and Leadership in Black Communities
Fall, Spring.
Socio-cultural context of leadership in and beyond the African American community.
ETST 365 - Global Environmental Justice Movements
Fall, Spring.
How the world's poor and minorities self-empower to challenge institutional racism and government apathy in order to secure basic environmental rights.
ETST 370 - Caribbean Identities
Fall, Spring.
Development of Caribbean identities from the arrival of Amerindian groups to the abolition of slavery in the nineteenth century.
ETST 371 - The Modern Caribbean
Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: None.
Modern political and socio-economic developments in the Caribbean with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender.
ETST 404 - Race Formation in the United States
Fall.
Concept of race as a social construct in the shaping of U.S. character, values, and institutions.
PSY 437 - Psychology of Gender
Fall. Prerequisite: PSY 210.
Psychology of gender in cultural context.
WS 495 - Independent Study
Fall, Spring, Summer. Prerequisite: Approval of Women's Studies Director and relevant department head(s).
WS 472 - Seminar in Women's Studies-Social Sciences
Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Women's Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

AUCCIV. Depth & Integration

ETST 405 - Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.
Spring.
Roles of and interconnections among ethnicity, class, and gender for various groups in the United States.
ETST 493 - Ethnic Studies Research Methods and Writing
Spring. Prerequisite: ETST 100; 18 additional credits of ETST courses; senior standing.
Research ethics, methodology, theory, and writing in ethnic studies.