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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies

Lilia DeKatzew, Ph.D., Chair

Office: Bizzini Hall 123
Phone: (209) 667-3136

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Ethnic Studies

Professor: Rios-Bustamante, Yang
Associate Professor: DeKatzew
Assistant Professor: Cotten

Minor in Ethnic Studies 
Minor in Chicano Studies 
Minor in African American Studies 
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Bilingual Crosscultural: Southeast Asian 
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Bilingual Crosscultural: Spanish 
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Ethnic Studies 
Social Sciences degree concentration in Ethnic Studies 

Ethnic Studies is a multidisciplinary program coordinating courses, activities, and projects to enhance the student’s understanding of the roles, functions, and lifestyles of U.S. ethnic minorities. Students may take interdisciplinary courses offered through the Ethnic Studies program or other academic disciplines. See the Schedule of Classes for course availability each semester. Students interested in Ethnic Studies as a field should consult the faculty members above regarding the Special Major option.

Ethnic Studies Categories

The following is a list of the courses offered in Asian American Studies, African American Studies, and Chicano Studies designated according to the following categories:


Students are guaranteed that they can fulfill all upper-division requirements for both the minors in Ethnic Studies and African American Studies and for the concentration in Ethnic Studies in Stockton. Lower- and upper-division courses for the minors and concentration are offered in Turlock.

Liberal Studies Concentrations in Ethnic Studies, Bilingual/Crosscultural: Southeast Asian and Bilingual/Crosscultural: Spanish

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Social Sciences Concentration in Ethnic Studies.

Please refer to the Social Sciences program  section of the catalog.

Learning Objectives

Students will: 

  • Describe the fundamental concepts, theories and methods of research of Ethnic Studies such as critical race theory, historicism, and push-pull migration factors.
  • Explain the major historical and global events like imperialism (colonialism), conquest, slavery, and war that have contributed to the formation and development of major ethnic communities in the U.S.
  • Identify social policies relating to issues like immigration, racial segregation, ethnic internment, and language exclusion that affect these communities and connect scholarly inquiry to practical applications.
  • Investigate topics in Ethnic Studies on library and Internet databases and formulate critical analyses.
  • Participate effectively in California’s broad array of cultures and understand their specific needs and social issues.

Gender Studies

Betsy Eudey, Ph.D., Director

Professor: Broin
Associate Professor: Eudey

Office: Bizzini Hall 107B
Phone: (209) 664-6673

Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies  with concentrations in History, Society, and Inequality; Culture, Ideology, and Representation; and Ethnicity, Nationality, and Sexuality.
Minor in Gender Studies 
Social Sciences degree concentration in Gender Studies 

Social Sciences Concentration in Gender Studies.

Please refer to the Social Sciences program  section of the catalog.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify major contemporary social, economic, political, and psychological issues facing the sexes.
  • Discuss major topics and approaches in the history of feminist theory, queer theory, and masculinity theory.
  • Explore how social constructions of gender, sex, and sexual identity intersect with institutions, society, cultural practices, careers, and work environments.
  • Identify how differences in sex, sexual identity and orientation, race/ ethnicity, class, age, ablebodiedness, religion, geographic identification, and other identities structure the nature of gender-based inequality, justice, an oppression.
  • Analyze the variations in gender systems across cultures and time.
  • Explore strategies for transforming coercive and unequal gender systems and enhancing individual choice and our common humanity.
  • Connect scholarly inquiry to practical applications.
  • Engage in cultural critique of representations of sex, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with other identity and cultural factors.