Ethnic Studies (ES)
A grade of C or better in the prerequisite courses is required for all courses. (A C- is not acceptable.)
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3) Basic concepts and theories for analyzing dynamics of ethnic group experiences, particularly those represented in Hawai‘i, and their relation to colonization, immigration, problems of identity, racism, and social class. DS
ES 213 Race, Class, Gender in Popular Culture (3) Contemporary issues of race, class, and gender in popular culture (film, television, music, social media, sports, etc.). Introduction to critical media analysis and social science theories and methods. DS
ES 214 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations (3) Race and ethnic relations in world perspective; social, economic, and political problems associated with perception, existence, and accommodation of these groups within the wider society. (Cross-listed as SOC 214) DS
ES 221 Hawaiians (3) The unique culture, religion, history, language, land system, and governance of Native Hawaiians. Transformation of the Hawaiian social system by the capitalist economy. Current issues and Native Hawaiian quest for sovereign governance. DS
ES 301 Ethnic Identity (3) Individual and group problems of identity, identity conflict, culture conflict, inter-ethnic relations. Critical review of available material on Hawai‘i. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 305 African American Experience I (3) Afrocentric perspective. Analysis of the black political/cultural diaspora, including ancient African kingdoms, the slavery experience, organized resistance, emancipation struggles, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 306 African American Experience II (3) Afrocentric sociopolitical analysis. The struggle for freedom: Reconstruction period, reign of terror, intellectual and cultural awakenings, civil rights movements, contemporary issues. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 310 Ethnicity and Community: Hawai‘i (3) Site visits to museums, social welfare units, etc., as well as guest lecturers from the community including police, health, education. Pre: one DS or DH course. (Summer only) DS
ES 318 Asian America (3) History of selected Asian immigrant groups from the 19th century to the present. Topics include: immigration and labor history, Asian American movements, literature and cultural productions, community adaptations and identity formation. Pre: junior standing or higher. (Cross-listed as AMST 318) DH
ES 320 Hawai‘i and the Pacific (3) Hawai‘i as part of the Pacific community: selected historical and contemporary problems of Pacific areas; cultural and economic imperialism, land alienation, and the impact of development on Pacific peoples. Pre: one DS or DH course. DH
ES 330 Japanese in Hawai‘i (3) Issei roots in Japan; the role of Japanese in labor, politics, and business; sansei and perspectives on local identity and culture. The Japanese in light of changing economic, social, and political conditions in Hawai‘i today. Pre: one DS or DH course. DH
ES 331 Chinese America: History, Politics, and Representation (3) Ethnohistorical and contemporary view of the experiences of the Chinese in Hawai‘i and the U.S. mainland; specific roles and contributions; immigration, social organization, and identity. Pre: one DS or DH course. DH
ES 333 Filipinos in Hawai‘i (3) Historical and contemporary experiences; immigration; traditional culture and values; plantation experience; labor organizing; development of Filipino community; racism; discrimination; and ethnic identity. Pre: one DS or DH course. DH
ES 338 American Indian Experience (3) Provides a comprehensive look at the indigenous foundation of life and society in the Americas and elaborates on historical and contemporary importance of American Indian rights issues. Pre: one DS or DH course. DH
ES 339 South Asian Migrants: Culture and Politics (3) Historical and contemporary experiences of South Asian migrants in North America, Pacific, Caribbean, and/or African diasporas; causes and patterns of migration, inter-ethnic relations policies; role of race, gender, culture in community, identity formation. A-F only. Pre one ES or WS course in the 100, 200 or 300 level; or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as WS 339) DS
ES 340 Land Tenure and Use in Hawai‘i (3) Dynamics of change: indigenous Hawaiian land tenure; Great Mahele and Kuleana Act; ethnic succession of land ownership; concentration of ownership today; effects of land development on ethnic communities. Pre: one DS or DH course. DH
ES 350 Economic Change and Hawai‘i’s People (3) Development of modern Hawaiian economy and impact on Hawai‘i’s people. Sugar, pineapple, and tourism industries; role of local and multinational corporations; scenarios for Hawai‘i’s future development. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 360 Immigration to Hawai‘i and U.S. (3) Historical overview: "push and pull factors"; effect of changing economy; experiences of various ethnic groups; problems of recent immigrants; immigration policies in the U.S. and Hawai‘i. Pre: one DS course. DH
ES 365 Pacific/Asian Women in Hawai‘i (3) Adaptive strategies of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Samoan, and Southeast Asian women in Hawai‘i; feminist anthropological and historical analysis. Pre: one ANTH, SOC, or WS course. (Cross-listed as WS 360) DS
ES 370 Literatures of Hawai‘i (3) Writings of various ethnic groups in Hawai‘i, ancient to contemporary. Songs, stories, poetry, fiction, essays that illustrate the social history of Hawai‘i. Pre: one ENG DL course or consent. (Cross-listed as ENG 370) DL
ES 372 Asian American Literature (3) Basic concepts and representative texts for the study of Asian American literature by writers from a variety of backgrounds. Pre: one ENG DL course or consent. (Cross-listed as ENG 372) DL
ES 373 Filipino Americans: History, Culture and Politics (3) An introduction to the study of Filipino Americans in the U.S. and the diaspora. The course pays special attention to labor migration, cultural production and community politics. Pre: sophomore standing. (Cross-listed as AMST 373) DS
ES 375 Issues of Diversity in Higher Education (3) Examines issues of diversity within higher education. Examines different dimensions of diversity including ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, and sexual orientation. Will utilize national and local case studies. Junior class standing or higher. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 380 Fieldwork in Ethnic Studies (V) Specialized supervision of individual student research projects in historical, oral history, or contemporary problems. Repeatable to total of 6 credit hours. Pre: consent.
ES 381 Social Movements in Hawai‘i (3) Role of various contemporary movements for social change in Hawai‘i: community, ethnic, labor, student, etc. Theories of social movements and social change. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 390 Gender and Race in U.S. Society (3) Historical and sociological studies of race and gender in U.S. society; grassroots feminist and racial/justice activism on the continent and in Hawai‘i. A-F only. Pre: 101 or WS 151 or junior standing. (Cross-listed as WS 390) DS
ES 392 Change in the Pacific—Polynesia (3) Impact of cultural and physical change and their interrelationship. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 395 Multiethnic Popular Culture: Hip Hop (3) Historical, social, cultural, and political aspects of the formation and development of Hip Hop culture in Hawai‘i and other Pacific islands. Special attention to the significance of Hip Hop in facilitating cultural interactions. Junior standing or higher. Pre: one DS or DH course or consent.
ES 399 Directed Reading/Research (V) Repeatable up to 6 credits. Pre: consent only.
ES 410 Race, Class, and the Law (3) Historical context and implications of landmark court decisions and legal issues affecting social change in ethnic communities in Hawai‘i and the continental U.S. Pre: one 300-level course in ES, POLS, or SOC. DS
ES 418 Women and Work (3) Gender and racial division of labor nationally and internationally; racial and gender differentials in wages, training, working conditions and unemployment; historical trends and future directions. Pre: one 300-level ES or WS course, or SOC 300; or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 418 and WS 418) DS
ES 420 American Ethnic and Race Relations (3) Surveys ethnic and race relations in the U.S. Focus on historical conflicts and critical issues such as racism, immigration, affirmative action, changing economic structures, and the role of government. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS
ES 440 Contemporary Diasporas in Comparative Perspective (3) Compares the circumstances under which contemporary Asian, Pacific Islander, or African migrants form diasporas across the globe; focus on a particular ethnic group to examine its site-specific experiences. A-F only. DS
ES 443 Filipino Americans: Research Topics (3) A research seminar on the study of Filipino Americans. Special themes in film/video/media, the performing arts, or literature may be offered. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 401)
ES 455 (Alpha) Topics in Comparative Ethnic Conflict (3) Causes and dynamics of ethnic conflicts with attention to problem resolution; (B) Middle East; (C) Hawaiian sovereignty in Pacific context. Pre: 320 or 392, or consent for (C). DS
ES 456 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawai‘i (3) The historical and contemporary social processes involved in inter-ethnic relations in Hawai‘i. Pre: SOC 300 or one ES 300 level course, or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 456) DS
ES 460 Global Ethnic Conflict (3) Ethnic conflicts cause most wars on our globe today. Theory and case studies will examine the causes and consequences of ethnic conflicts and how to prevent them. Junior standing or higher. Pre: one DS or DH course or consent. (Fall only)
ES 480 Oceanic Ethnic Studies: Theories and Methods (3) Engagement with theoretical elements and qualitative and quantitative research methods of Oceanic Ethnic Studies: theories of class, race, indignity, migrancy, diaspora and political economy; community-based and participatory research methods. A-F only. Pre: one upper division ES or SOCS course or consent.
ES 486 Peoples of Hawai‘i (3) Critically examines the historical and contemporary experiences of various people of Hawai‘i and utilizes anthropological and ethnic studies approaches to study identity, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sex, class, land, and residence. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as ANTH 486) DS
ES 492 Politics of Multiculturalism (3) The development of ethnic relations and political approaches to multiculturalism in two multiethnic nations: Canada and the U.S. A-F only. Pre: SOC 300 or one 300 level ES course, or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 492) DS
ES 493 Oral History: Theory and Practice (3) Literature and methodology; project design. Students develop and execute an oral history project. Junior standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ANTH 493) DH
ES 495 Hawaiian Labor History (3) Conditions of work under varying political, social, and economic transformations in Hawai‘i; anthropological, sociological, and historic data. Pre: HIST 151 and HIST 152. DH
ES 496 Special Topics in Ethnic Studies (3) Selected themes in ethnic studies exploring current issues and new topics; taught by regular and visiting faculty. Repeatable two times. Pre: one 300-level DS or DH course.
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