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EGS 100 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies

5 Credits
An interdisciplinary examination of race and racism, ethnicity, and culture through intersectional and diasporic perspectives. Learn about the histories, knowledges, and cultures of historically marginalized communities, with a focus on United States based people of color. Emphasis placed on how these communities collectively resist oppression and foster solidarity across difference.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve All students, regardless of color, class, or creed.  
Active Date 20200401T13:21:13

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline

• Systematic Power and Oppression
• Identity Formation
• Colonialism & Decolonization 
• Histories of Resistance
• Diasporic Communities 

Student Learning Outcomes
Compare and synthesize the experiences and histories of racialized minority groups in the United States of America.

Apply the frameworks learned in class to students' lived experiences and observations.

Demonstrate an understanding of the creation, maintenance and transformation of power structures and forms of oppression, including, but not limited to, white supremacy, race and racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia.

Articulate an understanding of course content through multiple modalities, including but not limited to the written word, public speaking, and visual art.

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