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ES Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top ES 101 INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

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

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

Top ES 212 SURVEY OF CHICANO/A-LATINO/A STUDIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

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

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

Top ES 221H SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES I (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
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.

Top ES 223 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES II (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

Top ES 231 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES: MID-1800S-PRESENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of the histories and experiences of Asian Americans from the mid-1800s to the present through historical texts, oral histories, personal essays, video, audio, and creative writings. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 233 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES II: ACTIVISM AND EMPOWERMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

Top ES 241 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A survey of Native American cultures and history, both prior to and following contact with Europeans. Introduces the key contemporary issues and questions in the field of Native American studies. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 241H A survey of Native American cultures and history, both prior (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A survey of Native Amercan cultures and history, both prior to and following contact with Europeans. Introduces the key contemporary issues and questions in teh field of Native American studies. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

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

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

Top 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.

Top 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.

Top 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.

Top 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.

Top 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.

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

Top ES 345 NATIVE AMERICANS IN OREGON (4) 
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)

Top ES 350 PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND WRITINGS ON RACE (4)  WIC Core Course
Explores historical and contemporary cases of private, political, and public discourse on race and difference. Students will study diverse examples to explore strategies and methods of dominant and resistant discourse, as well as their social and material impacts. (Writing Intensive Course)

Top ES 351 ETHNIC MINORITIES IN OREGON (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

Top ES 353 ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduces environmental racism; the unequal impact of environmental harm on communities of color and indigenous peoples. Presents empirical evidence and theoretical frames, and explores efforts by government, residents, and activists to combat it. Considers questions of environmental justice via social structure, public access, open space, indigeneity, food, and media. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 354 LITERATURE OF ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
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)

Top ES 355 RACE, SPACE, AND DIFFERENCE (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A hands-on approach to exploring how we make space, and why geography is always infused with markers of social identity and exercises of power. Will will practice "reading" space and landscapes, and learn how notions of race and other forms of "difference" shape space (and vice versa) to produce experiences of inclusion, exclusion, cooperation, and conflict. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 373 APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Students study various ways of thinking about social justice and evaluate these in case studies and current events. As a basis for the Social Justice minor, students write a research paper on the theoretical and practical aspects of a social justice issue. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 373, WGSS 373, WLC 373.

Top ES 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

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

Top ES 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

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

Top ES 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

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

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

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

Top ES 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top 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.

Top ES 431 QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
"Queer of color critiques" refers to political theories and activism that emerge from LGBTQ people of color to examine the intersections between race, sexuality and gender. This course addresses these intersections through theory, history, and activism. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as QS 431 and WGSS 431. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top 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.

Top ES 444 NATIVE AMERICAN LAW: TRIBES, TREATIES, AND THE UNITED STATES (4) 
Examination of the parameters of native treaty relationships with the federal and state governments, and considers the future of these agreements.

Top ES 445 NATIVE AMERICAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

Top 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.

Top ES 451 THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A seminar examining various theories of race and ethnicity, their historical contexts, and applications.

Top ES 452 ETHNICITY IN FILM (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
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)

Top ES 453 ETHNOHISTORY METHODOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A seminar developing techniques for collecting, analyzing, and incorporating ethnic community histories in research papers and theses.

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

Top 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.

Top ES 458 RACIAL PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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

Top 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.

Top ES 461 RACISM AND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The prison industrial/punishment complex in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has become a growth industry with the privatization of prisons, and mass incarceration of mostly people-of-color. This course examines the history and growth of this industry and the implications that it has on this democracy.

Top ES 472 INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES (3)  WIC Core Course
"Two-spirit" refers to North American indigenous genders outside of European male/female binaries. Two-spirit communities argue for decolonization as a central political struggle, calling all people to unlearn settler colonial gender/sexuality on Native land. This course addresses indigenous two-spirit/GLBTQ issues through theory, literature, activism, and art. CROSSLISTED as QS 472, WGSS 472. PREREQS: QS 262 or ES 242 or WGSS 414 or instructor permission

Top ES 477 QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR ARTS AND ACTIVISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
LGBTQ people of color often engage struggles for social justice through artistic movements. This course will focus on arts by LGBTQ people of color and the way these artistic movements contribute to activism that interrupts interlocking systems of oppression. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as QS 477/QS 577, WGSS 477/WGSS 577. PREREQS: QS 262 and QS 462

Top ES 485 CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE (2) 
Working with an advisor from the Social Justice minor, students conduct research to synthesize and extend analysis of a particular social justice issue, building on three previous papers or projects. Results are presented in a 10-15 page paper and a public poster, presentation or website. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 485, WGSS 485, WLC 485. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQS: (ANTH 373 or ES 373 or WGSS 373 or WLC 373) and (ANTH 410 or ES 410 or WGSS 410 or WLC 410)

Top ES 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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