Rock Creek Campus
Building 5, Room 245
Ethnic Studies is the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity that centers the knowledge and experiences of people of color within and beyond the United States. At PCC, Ethnic Studies courses prepare students to live and thrive in a diverse world by engaging with difficult subjects like race and racism, colonialism, indigeneity, ethnicity and citizenship. We approach these topics using an intersectional and interdisciplinary lens grounded in Critical Race Theory. Students in our courses will also explore the long history of community formation, activism, resistance, and coalition-building in and among communities of color.
ES 101. Introduction to Ethnic Studies. 4 Credits.
Introduces the ethnic group experience in the United States with an emphasis on African Americans, Native Americans, Latinas/os, and Asian Americans. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS.