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Ethnic Studies

The district is proud to collaborate with Cal State Long Beach in offering free dual enrollment Ethnic Studies Courses to Long Beach Unified 11th and 12th graders.  Students who successfully complete courses earn both Long Beach Unified and CSULB credit toward graduation.  

The primary course, US Diversity and the Ethnic Experience, is a survey of four major ethnic groups (Native American, African American, Chicano/Latino American and Asian American) from the earliest periods of Native American history, through migrations to the Americas, into the present conditions of U.S. society.  Special attention is given to the formation and transformation of each ethnic group and their individual and collective roles in the development of the United States.

Additional classes may be available for students that complete the primary course and wish to gain deeper knowledge in the specified content areas. 

 Sign up for Fall 2021 Ethnic Studies


Fall 2021 Class Schedule

  • September 11 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • September 18 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • September 25 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • October 2 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • October 9 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • October 16 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • October 23 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • October 30 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • November 6 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • November 13 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • November 20 - In session 9:00-12:30
  • November 27 - NOT in session
  • December 4 - In session 9:00-3:30
  • December 11 - In session 9:00-12:30

Video - Legacy and Leadership: The Long Beach Ethnic Studies Program

Video - Student Voices: The Long Beach Ethnic Studies Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the CSULB site for answers to the following F.A.Q.'s

Will this credit transfer to any university?

What is dual-enrollment?

How do I drop or withdraw from the course?  What is the difference?

How do I transfer credit to my high school school and college?

How do I log onto MyCSULB?

What is Title IX?

What if I receive an email with an alert and I don't know what to do?

Will I receive a CSULB Student ID Card?

Will I have access to campus resources?  

Contact Info

For more info about the Ethnic Studies classes contact:

Alan Sheppard, ASheppard@lbschools.net