As an Ethnic studies student you can take interdisciplinary courses that will prepare you to think critically about, and be an active member in our diverse society. The Ethnic Studies department at SJCC features courses in African American studies, Chicano/Mexican American studies & Vietnamese American studies. Through examination of socio-historical experiences of people of color you will develop an awareness of social justice that will give you a strong foundation for majoring in Ethnic Studies or social sciences and fulfill a general education graduation requirement.
Ethnic Studies students have followed many career paths that include:
EducationLawSocial WorkImmigrant RightsAdministration of Justice Civil RightsCommunity Organizing and more!
ETHNIC STUDIES COURSES
ETH 011 - Ethnic Film: Reel Studies
ETH 020 - African American Culture
ETH 026 - Vietnamese Women in the U.S.
ETH 027 - Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in American History
ETH 028 - Introduction to Critical Race & Social Justice
ETH 029 - Women of Color in the United States
ETH 030 - Chicana/o Culture
ETH 031 - Social Justice Issues in Mexican American Communities
ETH 032 - Introduction to Chicanx/Latinx Music in the U.S.
ETH 037A - Mexican American History I
ETH 037B - Mexican American History II
ETH 041 - Vietnamese American Culture
ETH 042 - Asian Pacific American Culture
Ethnic Studies Program Student Learning Outcomes
Critically analyze the socio-historical origins, processes and consequences of dominance and subordination in regards to race, ethnicity, class, gender, power, and social stratification.Compare the socio-historical evolution of major Ethnic groups in American society and test various theoretical models.Assess the racial history of America and relevant sociological terminology critical to that assessment.
Juan GamboaFaculty, Ethnic Studies(408) 298-2181 x3221Juan.Gamboa@sjcc.edu
Cindy HuynhFaculty, Ethnic Studies(408) 298-2181 x3592Cindy.Huynh@sjcc.edu
Andrés RodriguezFaculty, Ethnic Studies(408) 298-2181 x3845Andres.Rodriguez@sjcc.edu
Khalid WhiteFaculty, Ethnic Studies(408) 298-2181 x3050Khalid.White@sjcc.edu