The program in African American Studies at De Anza College is designed to give an interdisciplinary approach to the study of people of African descent in the United States.
Since the courses generally fall within the history and social science area, they are also useful in fields related to the social sciences, law, and government.
Equally important are the advantages the program gives for opportunities to work in community service organizations related to the problems of various minority groups, with specific emphasis on African Americans.
NEW GE Ethnic Studies Requirement
Any of the following courses will satisfy the new IGETC Area 7 and CSU GE Area F – Ethnic Studies requirement. Check the class schedule or visit the program websites to learn more about these classes:
- AFAM 10: Introduction to African American Studies
- AFAM 11: Sankofa: Roots of the African American Experience
- ASAM 11: Asian Americans and Racism
- CETH 10: Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality
- CETH 29 (also listed as ADMJ 29): Ethnic Studies, Cultural Pluralism and American Law and Justice
- CHLX 10: Introduction to Chicanx/Latinx Studies
- NAIS 12: Ethnic Studies and the Historical Experiences of Native Americans
Updated Class Listings
Many courses that were previously labeled as Intercultural Studies or ICS are now offered through new departments. Be sure to check the class schedule for courses with these prefixes:
- AFAM (African American Studies)
- ASAM (Asian American and Asian Studies)
- CETH (Comparative Ethnic Studies)
- CHLX (Chicanx and Latinx Studies)
- ICS (Intercultural Studies)
- NAIS (Native American and Indigenous Studies)
All courses offered through these departments will satisfy De Anza's ICS course requirement for an associate degree.