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2022-2023 Catalog 
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AMES 100 - Introduction to American Minority and Ethnic Studies

Credits: 5
Social and historical overview of the interrelationships between Native American, African American, Latino and Asian Americans in the United States. Focuses on relations with each other and with the dominant society.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
Course Fee: $2.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe the systems of oppression and its relations to the concepts of privilege, prejudice, discrimination, segregation, integration, pluralism, acculturation, and assimilation.
  2. Connect major historical events that have significantly impacted people of color.
  3. Explain contributions members of ethnic and minority groups made to the United States.
  4. Analyze experiences or points of view held by members of different ethnic groups.
  5. Uncover issues and breakthroughs that ethnic minorities face in United States today.

Program Outcomes
  1. Articulate knowledge of comparative and interdisciplinary topics related to ethnic minority groups’ narratives.
  2. Demonstrate skill in community organizing.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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