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Our program offers an array of courses designed to explore a variety of topics within a cross-cultural context.

† This course meets all Title 5 standards for Associate Degree Credit.

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CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 114 †
(Sociology 114)
Introduction to the Sociology of Minority Group Relations

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Analysis of conflict and process between majority and minority groups and a
socio-historical overview of minority group relations in the United States.
Topics include a sociological analysis of theories of ethnic prejudice and racial
discrimination.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D3 or D7 or D10; IGETC 4C or 4J
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 115 †
Cross-Cultural Awareness

3 units, 3 hours lecture

A theoretical overview of cross-cultural communication from the disciplines of
anthropology and sociology is offered. Conflict and process in multicultural
communication and interaction across cultures are emphasized. Attention is
given to specific subcultures which professionals in people-centered professions will encounter.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D2; CSU D3; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 118 †
(History 118)
U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives I

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

This course is designed to explore the role and development of the Mexican/
Chicano/Chicana people in the history of the Southwest United States. An
examination of significant aspects of United States history with emphasis on
the social, economic, political and cultural implications to Mexican/ Chicano/Chicana people in the United States. Beginning with pre-Colombian
Meso-America to the Mexican-American War (1848) selected aspects of history
will be highlighted for the purpose of examining the experiences and contributions of this unique indigenous ethnic group. The Federal Constitution
is studied with special emphasis on the impact and effects on the Mexican/
Chicano/Chicana ethnic group. Particular attention is given to political
philosophies and impact of legislation on the Mexican/Chicano/Chicana
community.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4C
Transfers to CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 119 †
(History 119)
U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives II

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

This course is designed to explore the role and development of the Chicano/
Chicana people in the history of the Southwest United States. An examination of significant aspects of United States history with emphasis on the social, economic, political and cultural implications to Chicano/Chicana people in the United States. Beginning with the Mexican-American War (1848) to the present period selected aspects of history will be highlighted for the purpose of examining the experiences and contributions of this unique indigenous ethnic group. The Federal Constitution is studied with special emphasis on the impact and effects on Chicanos/Chicanas. Particular attention is given to political
philosophies and impact of legislation on the Chicano/Chicana community.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4C or 4F
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 122 †
(Spanish 122)
Spanish for the Native Speaker I

5 units, 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in Spanish 121 or three years of high school Spanish or equivalent.

Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish for the bilingual speaker. This
course is designed to help Spanish speaking students further improve their
oral and written communication skills. Emphasis on writing, reading comprehension, and vocabulary building at the intermediate level in a
cultural context. Exposure to the diversity within the cultures of the
Spanish-speaking world. This course is designed to provide the bilingual
speaker with the linguistic and learning skills required for successfully
completing upper division courses in Spanish. This course will be taught in
Spanish.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 123 †

(Spanish 123)
Spanish For the Native Speaker II

5 units, 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in Spanish 122 or 220 or four years of high school Spanish or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Cross-Cultural Studies 122 with emphasis on
grammar, vocabulary building, precision in word choice, readings, and writing in selected topics within cultural contexts in art, literature, culture, history, and film as these appear in the Spanish speaking world.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC(credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 124 †

American Culture and Institutions

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An introduction to American culture stressing the governmental, political, economic, geographical and general cultural aspects of American society. An
overview of the development of American values using terminology and perspectives from these social and behavioral sciences.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D3
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 125 †
(Psychology 125)
Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An introduction to theories and research findings regarding cultural influences
on human behavior and cognitive processes (life-span development, abnormal behavior and mental health, drug use, self-concept, emotion, social behavior, perception, learning, intelligence, and memory). By providing students with a non-judgmental understanding of how culture influences human behavior, this course will make them more equipped to interact in a world where there is increasing contact among different cultures.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D2; CSU D3 or D9; IGETC 4C or 4I
Transfers to: CSU, UC(credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 126 †
Chicano/Chicana and Mexican Art

3 units, 3 hours lecture

A survey of Mexican art from pre-Columbian times to the present, including Chicano/Chicana folk and contemporary art. Some attention is given to relationships between Chicano/Chicana and traditional Mexican art, as well as to the relationships among Chicano/Chicana and Anglo-American and European art.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C3; CSU C1; IGETC 3A
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 127 †
Images of the Chicana/Latina

3 units, 3 hours lecture

A study of Chicanas/Latinas through the written and visual images conveyed
by Chicanas/Latinas and non-Chicanas/non-Latinas. Myths about the Chicanas/Latinas are explored and examined against the presentation of a varied viewpoint. Attention will be given to the evolution of the literary, cultural, political and socio-economic experience of the woman of Chicana/Latina background.

Satisfies General Education for: CSU E; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 128 †
Culture and Identity: The Chicano/Chicana Experience

3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course is a broad introduction to Mexican/Chicano/Chicana culture in
the United States and Mexico. Emphasis is placed on identifying and documenting the multifaceted and evolving cultural patterns which identify the Chicano/Chicana community in the United States. This course is taught from a
multidisciplinary approach borrowing from the visual arts, drama, history,
literature, music, and the social sciences.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D3; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 130 †
(History 130)
U.S. History and Cultures: Native American Perspectives I

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

An historical survey of the indigenous people throughout the North American
Continent from the earliest recorded knowledge to the period of 1850. Attention will be given to Indian perspectives of native and nonnative cultures. The influence of American Indians on the Federal Constitution and the political philosophies of early Americans will be studied. Indian political organization and its parallels and differences in early American political organizations and philosophies are studied. Particular attention is given to legislation and its impact on Indian culture and society.

This course meets Track 1 Part A or Track 2 Part B of the American Institutions
requirement.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 131 †
(History 131)
U.S. History and Cultures: Native American Perspectives II

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

An historical survey of the indigenous peoples of the North American Continent from the period of 1850 to the present. Attention will be given to contemporary, historical, political, and socio-economic issues affecting the
American Indian nationwide, statewide and locally. Indian perspectives of
native and nonnative cultures will be included. The Federal and State
Constitutions are studied with special emphasis on the effects and influence of
the Indian culture and society. Particular attention is given to political philosophies and the impact of legislation on Indian culture and society.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 132 †
American Indian Lifestyles and Spirituality

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An in-depth analysis and discussion of American Indian personality development as influenced by native traditions and non-Indian influences. This course will examine the ways in which American Indians view the world, their
place in it, and their responsibilities to it. Emphasis is placed on tribal and
family relationships and social adjustments made by individuals. Deals with
adaptability and altering of traditions and customs given the changing
conditions or requirements of the times.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D3; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 133 †
The History and Cultures of California Indians

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An historical overview of California native people and their timeless cultural
elements. Areas to be studied will include: an investigation into pre-European contact cultures and the subsequent impact of Spanish missions and Anglo-American institution and values.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D3; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 134 †
Introduction to American Indian Art

3 units, 3 hours lecture

The study of historic and modern creative art forms of American Indians.
This course will investigate the historical origins of American Indian art
from rock paintings to contemporary artists and artisans.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C3; CSU C1; IGETC 3A
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 143 †
Images of Black Women

3 units, 3 hours lecture

A study of the images of black women in America as presented through their
own writings and through the writings of others. Myths about the black woman
are explored and examined against the presentation of a broad viewpoint. Self images of black women writers are compared and contrasted with the perceptions of black women presented by other writers.

Satisfies General Education for IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 144 †
(Communication 144)
Interracial Communication

3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course provides an analysis of the rhetorical and interpersonal communication of the majority of blacks and whites and other cultures. Emphasis given to communication’s role in managing and resolving interracial
conflict and to the role of communication in the struggle for black equality in
America. Attention is given to the philosophy of black communicators in
their historical, social, and political context and to the effect of that philosophy on race relations.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 145 †
Black American Lifestyles

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Black American lifestyles in the past, present, and future. Examination of contemporary issues, their roots and their effects on modern day America.
Black American personality development, family relationships, and social adjustment.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D3; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 147 †
(History 147)
Middle East History and Culture

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An examination of significant historical and cultural factors that shape the
perceptions, attitude, and views of the people of the Middle East. Attention
will be given to the role of religion, nationalism, and Islamic currents. The
relationship between the East and the West will be examined and assessed.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2 or D6; IGETC 3B or 4F
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 149 †
(Japanese 149)
Japanese Culture and Civilization

3 units, 3 hours lecture

A survey of major characteristics of Japanese culture as seen in Japan today.
This course will compare and contrast traditional Japanese culture and values
with the modern Japanese culture. This course will examine what role history
has played in the development of traditional Japanese culture and the role
western culture has played in the development of the modern Japanese
culture. It will examine the issues that this dichotomy creates and the relationship between Japan and the western world. This course will be taught in English.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 150 †
(History 150)
U.S. History: Asian American Perspectives I

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

An historical analysis of the Asian American experience from 1848 to World War II. Attention will be given to the origins of the United States Constitution and the political philosophy of its framers. An analysis of the Asian American perspective: cultural roots, immigration and settlement patterns, labor, legal, political and social history. Emphasis is placed on Filipino Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans and recent immigrant groups from Korea and
Southeast Asia.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4F
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 151 †
(History 151)
U.S. History: Asian American Perspectives II

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

An historical analysis of the Asian American experience from WWII to the
present. Attention will be given to the origins of the United States Constitution
and the political philosophy of its framers. An analysis of the Asian American perspective: cultural roots, immigration and settlement patterns, labor, legal, political and social history. Emphasis is placed on Filipino Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans and recent immigrant groups from Korea and
Southeast Asia.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4F
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 152 †
(French 152)
The French-Speaking World: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Major characteristics of the French-speaking world as reflected in its culture, civilization, and literature. The course will compare French-speaking European countries (such as France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg) to French-speaking countries of Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. The class is conducted in English.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2 or D3
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 153 †
(Child Development 153)
Diversity Issues in Early Childhood Education

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Analysis of the many contexts and variables related to an individual's socialization process and how these factors impact on one's work with children and families. Using an anti-bias approach, the class will examine and discuss topics related to ethnicity, religion, race, sex, disability and lifestyles as they are represented in our schools and society at large. Students will better understand their own attitudes toward groups other than their own and apply this knowledge to their work with young children. This course is applicable to the Child Development Permit Master Teacher multicultural specialization and is relevant for parents and others who work with families and children.

Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 154 †
(History 154)
Early History of Women in World Civilization

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

This course covers the concepts and images of womanhood and gender, social economic, political, cultural and intellectual aspects of women in world society from prehistoric to the period of the Renaissance (1500 A.D.). Western and Non-Western indigenous women of color will be discussed, including those
from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. The objective is to gain an understanding and global view of women's past accomplishments, as well
as limitations, which may illuminate their present and future.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D4 or D6; IGETC 4C or 4D or 4F
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 155 †
(History 155)
Modern History of Women in World Civilization

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

This course covers the concepts and images of womanhood and gender, social, economic, political, cultural and intellectual aspects of women in world society from 1500 A. D. to the modern era. Western and Non-Western indigenous women of color will be discussed, including those from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. The objective is to gain an understanding and global view of women's past accomplishments, as well as limitations, which may illuminate their present and future.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D1; CSU D4 or D6; IGETC 4C or 4D or 4F
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 162 †
Gangs: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An examination of gangs with emphasis on the cultural composition of gangs.
Attention will be given to Latino/Latina, Black American, Asian, Pacific Islander, White Supremacist, Skin Heads and the various prison gangs. Attention will be given to gang member perspectives of their involvement in gang activity. The influence and impact of gangs on the various ethnic communities will be studied. Gang organization and composition and its parallels and differences along ethnic lines will be examined.

Transfers to: CSU, UC

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 170 †
American Indian Tribal Governments and Indian Sovereignty

3 units, 3 hours lecture

An introduction to traditional tribal governments and to their structure. This
course examines the legal rights of tribal governments and the changing roles of federal and state governments in relations to tribal governments. Issues of
sovereignty in interactions between tribal-federal and tribal-state relationships
are examined.

Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 172 †
Tribal Gaming and the Law

3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course provides insights into the history of tribal gaming. Examines the
regulatory and legal issues of tribal gaming. Deals with the Seminole Case,
the Cabazon Decision, the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act, Propositions 5 and 1A, Class I, Class II and Class III Gaming, the Tribal Government Gaming and Economic Self-Sufficiency Act of 1998 and Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. Deals with tribal gaming myths and facts, economic impact of Indian gaming and Indian Sovereignty.

Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 174 †

Organizational Culture of Gaming

3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course examines the overall commercial gaming industries from a wide variety of perspectives including economics, psychology, and sociology. The variety of impacts associated with gaming are examined and its implications for society. Provides an objective analysis of the economic and social impacts of gaming and legal and regulatory issues.

Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 176 †
Tribal Gaming Theory

3 units, 3 hours lecture

The organizational culture and applications of tribal gaming will be explored with specific attention given to the various subcultures found in this people-centered workplace. This course examines probability theory and quantitative methods in tribal gaming including game theory, odds of games and the playing of specific games. This course offers an analysis of various tribal gambling games, strategies, and examines such topics as the Kelly Criterion, randomization, tournament play, errors in game design, the organizational culture of tribal gaming and tribal gambling systems in general.

Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 178 †
Gambling Behavior: Addiction and Problem Gaming

3 units, 3 hours lecture

This course provides insights and understanding into gaming behavior and problem gaming. Included are studies from the fields of psychology, sociology and social work which address theories of addiction, compulsive and pathological gambling behavior, gambling and youth and pathological gambling and criminal behavior. This course will examine approaches to treatment of problem gaming and treatment strategies, gambling behavior and attributes,
proactive approaches to addressing problem gaming and its prevalence in
society.

Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 180 †
(History 180)
U.S. History: Black Perspectives I

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

An examination of significant aspects of United States history with emphasis on the social, economic, political, and cultural implications to Black people in
the United States. Attention is given to Black history and culture beginning in
ancient Africa and its ramifications on significant events in the history of
America. This course traces the development of the Afro-American through the period of slavery in America to the Civil War. Parallels and differences are drawn between the national character of the early American colonists and the African slaves. The Federal Constitution is studied as well as the political philosophies of early Americans. Implications of the impact of Blacks on the Constitutional Convention, i.e., the 4/5 Clause and subsequent amendments to the United States Constitution are examined. Particular attention is given to local and state legislation, i.e., regulations of slavery, movement of Blacks and social implications.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 181 †
(History 181)
U.S. History: Black Perspectives II

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

An examination of significant aspects of United States history from the Civil War to the present. Emphasis is placed on the socio-economic, political, and
cultural experience of Black people in the United States. The study begins at
the emancipation of the slaves right after the Civil War and concentrates on
the free Blacks in America. The covered time period is 1865 to the present. The
Federal and State Constitutions are studied with special emphasis on the
amendments that were passed since the 13th amendment freed the slaves.

This course meets Track 2 Part B of the American Institutions requirement for CSU
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College D3; CSU D3 or D6; IGETC 4C
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 194 †
Community Service Learning Experience

1 unit, 5 hours work experience plus concurrent enrollment in 6 units at Grossmont College

Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) is a community outreach program which promotes the national agenda of volunteer engagement. The purpose is to provide students the opportunity to explore options and careers in a selected area of study. For work experience requirements, See page 28.
Transfers to CSU

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 199
Special Studies or Projects in Cross-Cultural Studies

1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual study, research, or projects in the field of cross-cultural studies under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences required. Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and/or division. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 236 †
(English 236)
Chicano Literature

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in English 110 or
equivalent.

A survey and literary analysis of folk, traditional, and contemporary Chicano
literature. Literary works originally written in English and the Chicano bilingual idiom as well as English translations of works written in Spanish will be taught.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 237 †
(English 237)
American Indian Literature

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in English 110 or
equivalent.

A survey and literary analysis of American Indian literature; folk, creation and origin stories, legends, and poetry from the oral tradition to contemporary American Indian authors.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 238 †
(English 238)
Black Literature

3 units, 3 hours lecture,
Recommended Preparation: A “C”or “CR” grade or higher in English 110 or equivalent.

A survey and literary analysis of folk, traditional and contemporary Black literature. The literature as a reflection of Black experience in the world, and
the effects of the literature on American culture and politics.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited, See page 34)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES 299
Selected Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies

1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Varies with topic.

Selected topics in Cross-Cultural Studies not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of
Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences and International Programs in
relation to community/student need(s) and/or available staff. May be offered as a seminar or lecture class.

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