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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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AMES 150 - Race and Ethnicity in the Pacific

Credits: 5
An interdisciplinary social and theoretical overview of the interrelationships that exist among various groups in the Northwest consisting of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Focuses on the historical, economical, political and social connections of Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American/Pacific Islander 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: $1.00

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

  1. Distinguish social constructions, power relationships, prejudice, discrimination and segregation, integration, pluralism and assimilation.
  2. Articulate the ways in which race/ethnicity intersects with gender, sexuality, and class.
  3. Indicate key historical events unique to the history of race and ethnicity in the Northwest.
  4. Discuss significant contributions that each group makes to the development of Northwest history and society.
  5. Interpret narratives and frames of reference held by members of different racial and ethnic groups.
  6. Investigate problems and opportunities that various racial and ethnic groups face in the Northwest.

Program Outcomes
  1. Articulate knowledge of comparative and interdisciplinary topics related to Black, Indigenous, and other People of color’s 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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