Associate in Arts Degree: African-American Studies

The Associate in Arts Degree in African-American Studies is designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary examination of the experiences of persons of African descent in the United States.  Students will analyze issues pertaining to the African-American community in particular while holistically developing a critical understanding of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in American society.

Required Courses (12 units):

ETHS 101 C American Ethnic Studies 3 units
or ETHS 101HC Honors American Ethnic Studies (3 units)
ETHS 129 C Introduction to African-American Studies 3 units
ETHS 130 C African-American History I 3 units
ETHS 131 C African-American History II 3 units

Three (3) units from the following elective courses related to the African-American experience:

ENGL 255 C African-American Literature I 3 units
ENGL 256 C African-American Literature II 3 units
ETHS 235 C American Social Justice Movements 3 units
HIST 135 C History of Africa 3 units
MUS 113 C Jazz History 3 units
POSC 209 C Urban Politics 3 units

Three units (3) from the following elective courses:

ETHS 150 C Introduction to Chicana/o Studies 3 units
ETHS 151 C Chicana/o History I 3 units
ETHS 152 C Chicana/o History II 3 units
ETHS 153 C Chicana/o Contemporary Issues 3 units
ETHS 160 C Native American History 3 units
ETHS 170 C Introduction to Asian Pacific
American Studies
3 units
ETHS 171 C Asian Pacific American History 3 units
Total units required for the major: 18 units