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Ethnic Studies Department Courses

ES 101 INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES (3)
This interdisciplinary course focuses on the ethnic group experience in the United States with emphasis on African Americans, Native Americans, Chicanos/as, Latinos/as, and Asian Americans. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

ES 201 INVENTING ETHNIC AMERICA (3)
Examination of contemporary America, focusing on the way elements of diverse ethnic societies--family, leisure, education, and employment--intersect, determine identity, and shape lifestyles.

ES 212 SURVEY OF CHICANO/A-LATINO/A STUDIES (3)
An interdisciplinary survey of the Chicano/a-Latino/a experience, 1848-present. Topics include conquest and colonization, cultural resistance, social stratification, immigration, grassroots movements, and expressive culture. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 213 CONTEMPORARY LATINO/A CULTURE AND ISSUES (3)
A comparative interdisciplinary treatment of contemporary Latino/a cultures and current issues affecting their status in the United States. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 221 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES I (3)
An interdisciplinary survey of the African American experience beginning with pre-colonial Africa and ending with World War I. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 221H SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES I (3)
An interdisciplinary survey of the African American experience beginning with pre-colonial Africa and ending with World War I. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

ES 223 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES II (3)
Interdisciplinary survey of the African American experience beginning with the economic collapse of 1929, the New Deal, and ending in the 1990s with conservative efforts to end civil rights laws of the 1960s. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 231 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES I: FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS (3)
Examination of the experiences of first- and second-generation Asian Americans through personal narratives, historical texts, videos, and creative writings. Materials will cover a wide historical period, from the mid-1800s to present. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 233 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES II: ACTIVISM AND EMPOWERMENT (3)
A look at historical and contemporary Asian American activism and issues, from early labor organizing to the Asian American Movement of the 1960s and 70s to contemporary issues and efforts toward community empowerment. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 241 SURVEY OF NATIVE AMERICANS AND ALASKAN NATIVES (3)
Comprehensive examination of Native American and Alaskan Native cultures and history, both prior to and following contact with outsiders. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 242 FEDERAL-INDIAN RELATIONS IN 19TH CENTURY U.S. AND CANADA (3)
Comprehensive ethno historical course analyzing native experience with the developing United States and Canadian federal government policies to 1900. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 243 NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY U.S. (3)
Comprehensive course dealing with Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian experience under the 20th century United States government. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

ES 311 NARRATIVES OF LATINO MIGRATIONS (3)
A study of the scholarship and creative literature dealing with migrations from Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States.

ES 314 CHICANO/A LITERATURE (3)
A survey of select works in various genres. Attention to questions of cultural production, reception, critical approaches and how factors such as race, gender, and class impact Chicano/a discursive practices. CROSSLISTED as ENG 314.

ES 321 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL & SOCIAL THOUGHT IN 20TH CENTURY (3)
This interdisciplinary course examines the dialogues, conflicts and self-representations produced by African Americans beginning with the closing years of the 19th century (1895) and ending with the opening days of World War II.

ES 323 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL DISCOURSE (3)
Interdisciplinary course examines key African American political discourse(s) that emerged in response to major social and cultural transformations occurring in the United States after World War II to the present.

ES 332 ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS AND THE MEDIA (3)
A broad study of representations of Asians/Pacific Islanders and Asian Pacific Americans in various United States media and their effects.

ES 334 ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)
An examination of various work by Asian Americans with particular attention to critical frameworks and issues of identity and representation. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 345 NATIVE AMERICANS IN OREGON (3)
Analysis and understanding of the complex experiences of Native Americans in the present state of Oregon, from early contact with those of other ethnicities to contemporary demographic contexts. (H) (NC)

ES 351 ETHNIC MINORITIES IN OREGON (3)
Exploration of the cultures and contributions of major ethnic groups in the state of Oregon. With timelines, oral histories, and audiovisual aids, the course will allow students to learn the ethnic and regional diversity in Oregon history. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 352 ASIAN REPRESENTATION IN HOLLYWOOD AND INDEPENDENT CINEMAS (3)
This four-week summer seminar held annually at Central University for Nationalities (CUN) in Beijing introduces students to ethnic representation in American film culture. The course is organized around the themes of image, identities, and representation, and focuses on Asian representation in Hollywood movies and independent films made by Asian Americans. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 354 LITERATURE OF ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
Literary works by ethnic minorities addressing issues of race and ethnicity in U.S. culture and society. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (ES 101 or ES 201)

ES 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

ES 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

ES 401 RESEARCH (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 403 THESIS (1-16)
PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 406 PROJECTS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 407 SEMINAR (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 408 WORKSHOP (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

ES 409 PRACTICUM (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 411 CHICANO/AS IN/ON FILM (3)
Exploration of how Mexicans and Mexican Americans have been portrayed in Hollywood film and how contemporary filmmakers from this group are challenging traditional representations.

ES 437 GENDER ISSUES IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES (3)
An examination of various ways gender issues have affected Asian American Studies and the ways race and gender are conceptualized as categories of oppression within the field.

ES 444 NATIVE AMERICAN LAW: TRIBES, TREATIES, AND THE UNITED STATES (3)
Examination of the parameters of native treaty relationships with the federal and state governments, and considers the future of these agreements.

ES 445 NATIVE AMERICAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3)
Examination of scientific and technological discovery, continuity, and change among indigenous peoples, with particular emphasis on selected communities of pre- and post-European contact North America. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

ES 448 NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES (3)
Native American perspectives on ways of knowing, sources of meaning and ethics, the nature of reality, self, community, and cosmos. Includes lectures, scholarship, story-telling, poetry, theater, and music as forums for this exploration. Introduces ideas of leading Native American thinkers about the human relation to the natural world, sources of strength and wisdom, the nature of time and place and spirit, right ways of acting in communities, both civic and biotic, and the place of beauty in a well-lived life. CROSSLISTED as PHL 448/PHL 548.

ES 451 THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (3)
A seminar examining various theories of race and ethnicity, their historical contexts, and applications.

ES 452 ETHNICITY IN FILM (3)
Using ethnicity and gender as primary frames of reference, this upper-division/graduate level seminar seeks to introduce students to critical film theory and examine ethnicity and gender as a force both in front of and behind the camera. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 453 ETHNOHISTORY METHODOLOGY (3)
A seminar developing techniques for collecting, analyzing, and incorporating ethnic community histories in research papers and theses. (Bacc Core Course)

ES 455 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR (1)
Prepares students for the internship and provides an opportunity to explore career options and/or graduate study. PREREQS: ES 101 and ES 201

ES 457 LITERATURE BY WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
A comparative examination of works by various women writers of color and their treatment of such issues as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender.

ES 458 RACIAL PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION (3)
This interdisciplinary course will examine the linkages between race and patterns of urbanization. It will examine how ideologies about race and gender have set the themes of debate and discussion about urbanization in both theoretical and popular discourses. PREREQS: ES 101 and ES 201

ES 460 ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (3)
Seminar addresses serious inequities and social justice issues in contemporary American society. With a textbook specifically on pedagogy, the class will examine the role of race and ethnicity in our public policy and social justice, specifically focusing on housing, poverty, employment, public health, education, law enforcement and the environment.

ES 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

 

GRADUATE COURSES

ES 501 RESEARCH (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 503 THESIS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 506 SPECIAL PROJECTS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 507 SEMINAR (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 508 WORKSHOP (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

ES 509 PRACTICUM (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 510 INTERNSHIP (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ES 537 GENDER ISSUES IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES (3)
An examination of various ways gender issues have affected Asian American Studies and the ways race and gender are conceptualized as categories of oppression within the field.

ES 544 NATIVE AMERICAN LAW: TRIBES, TREATIES, AND THE U.S. (3)
Examination of the parameters of native treaty relationships with the federal and state governments, and considers the future of these agreements.

ES 548 NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES (3)
Native American perspectives on ways of knowing, sources of meaning and ethics, the nature of reality, self, community, and cosmos. Includes lectures, scholarship, story-telling, poetry, theater, and music as forums for this exploration. Introduces ideas of leading Native American thinkers about the human relation to the natural world, sources of strength and wisdom, the nature of time and place and spirit, right ways of acting in communities, both civic and biotic, and the place of beauty in a well-lived life. CROSSLISTED as PHL 448/PHL 548.

ES 551 THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (3)
A seminar examining various theories of race and ethnicity, their historical contexts, and applications.

ES 552 ETHNICITY IN FILM (3)
Using ethnicity and gender as primary frames of reference, this upper-division/graduate level seminar seeks to introduce students to critical film theory and examine ethnicity and gender as a force both in front of and behind the camera.

ES 553 ETHNOHISTORY METHODOLOGY (3)
A seminar developing techniques for collecting, analyzing, and incorporating ethnic community histories in research papers and theses.

ES 557 LITERATURE BY WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
A comparative examination of works by various women writers of color and their treatment of such issues as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender.

ES 558 RACIAL PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION (3)
This interdisciplinary course will examine the linkages between race and patterns of urbanization. It will examine how ideologies about race and gender have set the themes of debate and discussion and about urbanization in both theoretical and popular discourses. PREREQS: ES 101 and ES 201

ES 560 ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (3)
Seminar addresses serious inequities and social justice issues in contemporary American society. With a textbook specifically on pedagogy, the class will examine the role of race and ethnicity in our public policy and social justice, specifically focusing on housing, poverty, employment, public health, education, law enforcement and the environment.

ES 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

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