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Ethnic Studies (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 transferrable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation  Petitions that are submitted without a counselor’s approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest degree requirements, check the LAVC catalog.

Complete the following 6 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
AFRO AM 004 The African American in the History of the U.S. I 3
AFRO AM 005 The African American in the History of the U.S. II 3
CHICANO 007 The Mexican-American in the History of the United States I 3
CHICANO 008 The Mexican-American in the History of the United States II 3
JEWISH 001 The Jew in America 3
JEWISH 025 The History of the Jewish People 3

Complete 2 courses from the following (6 units)

Course Course Title UNITS
AFRO AM 002 The African American in Contemporary Urban Society 3
AFRO AM 020 African-American Literature I 3
CHICANO 002 The Mexican-American in Contemporary Society 3
CHICANO 044# Mexican Civilization 3
HISTORY 020 History of California and the Pacific Coast 3
JEWISH 002 The Jewish Religious Heritage 3
JEWISH 010# Hebrew Civilization II 3
JEWISH 027 Holocaust: A Prototype of Genocide 3
SOC 002 American Social Problems 3
SOC 011 Race and Ethnic Relations 3

Total units required for major: 24

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 15

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.