Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2018

  • Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    For centuries, people of Asian descent have settled in all parts of the World. As they migrate from their ethnic “homelands,” they have had to learn new ways of life, incorporate select cultural and social practices, and...
  • Freshman Seminar

    Instructor: Catherine Ceniza Choy

    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...
  • Latino Narrative Film: to the 1980s

    Instructor: Ray Telles

    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...
  • Chicanos and Health Care

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective, Bernard L. Griego

    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...
  • A History of Race and Ethnicity in Western North America, 1598-Present

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    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...
  • The Making of Multicultural America: A Comparative Historical Perspective

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    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. ...
  • People of Mixed Racial Descent

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    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.   ...
  • The Southern Border

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    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...
  • Freshman Seminar – “Documenting Marginal Lives”

    Instructor: Juana María Rodríguez

    In this 1 unit Freshman Seminar, we will learn to use the bibliographic resources of UC Berkeley to document the lives, issues, achievements, and scholarship of people of color on Wikipedia with a special emphasis on queer...
  • Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    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...
  • Freshman Seminar – “Queer Latinx Studies: Theory in the Flesh”

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    In the 1980s and as a result of their involvement in the various social movements of the 1970s, Latinas and other women of color began to publish what are now canonical texts in women of color feminism...
  • Indigenous Issues Across the Americas

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    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...
  • Native Americans and the Cinema

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    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...
  • Native American Literature

    Instructor: Beth Piatote

    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. ...
  • Working with Grammar: Linguistic Tools for Learning and Teaching a Native American Language

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective, Line H.L. Mikkelsen

    This course is for people who want to learn a Native American language, understood to include any of the hundreds of indigenous languages of North, Central, and South America. Since most of these languages are not taught...
  • Native American Studies Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    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....