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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 10th, 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 9:00-12:30
  • December 11 - In session 9:00-3:30

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this credit transfer to any university?
Yes. These are college credits that will transfer to any accredited institution, even outside of the CSU system.


What is dual-enrollment?
Dual-enrollment means that you get high school and college credit at the same time. This program may allow students to take one less class in high school while enrolled. Check with your school counselor for specific details.

Students often will be able to leave their high school early or come in later. The program also gives students three college credits. If the student completes both the intro and secondary course, they will get 6 credits—almost half a semester’s worth of college credit!


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

Universities give students a period of time to test out a course. This is called the “add/drop” period of a class. Students can add or drop the course with no penalty or mark on their transcript, as if they never signed up for the course in the first place. That is why it’s important to make this decision early in the class.

Steps to drop:

  1. Speak with your professor. They are there to ensure your success and growth within the class. Often times, they will ease any concerns you have about completing the course.
  2. If, after talking with your professor, you still want to drop the class, please go to your high school counselor. They will have you fill out a form that drops you from the class.
  3. Once the form is filled out, you will be dropped.

*If you miss the first three classes, you will be automatically dropped from the course.

Withdrawing:

Students must withdraw from the course if they decide they want to quit the course AFTER the add/drop deadline has passed. Unfortunately, this will be on your transcript, so make sure you consult your professor and high school counselor before making that decision.

Steps to withdraw:

  1. Speak with your professor. They are there to ensure you success and growth within the class. Often times, they will ease any concerns you have about completing the course.
  2. If, after talking with your professor, you still want to drop the class, please go to your high school counselor. They will have you fill out a form that withdraws you from the class.
  3. Once the form is filled out, you will be withdrawn.


How do I transfer credit to my high school and college?
Transferring Credit to Colleges-Official Transcript Required

If you end up attending CSULB, your credit will already be there! If you decide to attend a different university, you just need to order an official transcript by following the steps below.

Steps to Order:

  1. Turn off your pop-up blocker.
  2. Have your debit or credit card ready for payment.
  3. Have the recipient’s address (mailing or email) available.
  4. Log into your MyCSULB Student Center.
  5. In the Academics section, select Transcript: Official from the pull-down menu.

Cost: All official transcripts are $12 per transcript.  Payment must be made by debit or credit card. Additional charges apply for paper transcripts delivered via special handling.

Transferring Credit to High Schools - Unofficial Transcript Submitted to Your Counselor

If you are a current CSULB student, you may view and print your unofficial transcript from your MyCSULB Student Center by following these steps:

  1. In the Academics section, select Unofficial Transcript from the pull-down menu.
  2. Choose CSU Long Beach as the Academic Institution.
  3. Choose Unofficial Transcript as the Report Type.
  4. Read Information for Students and click View Report.

There is no fee for accessing your unofficial transcript. 

Customer Support: If you have questions about the process or encounter difficulty in entering your order, please contact CSULB’s customer service hotline at 847-716-3005.  Representatives are available from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Monday-Thursday, and from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fridays.

To get more information on transcripts, click here to begin the CSULB Enrollment Services process.


How do I log on to MyCSULB?
The MyCSULB Student Center provides a "home base" for accessing your student information. Once you have logged into your Single Sign-On portal using your Campus ID and password, click on the "myCSULB" button to launch your Student Center.

  1. Sign In
    • First Time Users: Activate Account (see below)
    • Current Users: Sign in by entering Username and Password
  2. Activate Account
    • First Time Users: You will need to enter your Campus ID number and your date of birth to begin account activation. You will also be required to set security questions.
  3. Forgot Password / Reset Password
    • Enter your Campus ID number and your date of birth to reset your password and security questions.
    • Tip: Your Campus ID is the nine-digit number you use when logging into MyCSULB and BeachBoard.
  4. Support
    • If you are experiencing problems using MyCSULB, please contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance at 562.985.4959 or helpdesk@csulb.edu


What is a Title IX?
Title IX sexual misconduct prevention training is required by all students entering the university. A hold is placed on your account until you complete the training. You should have received an e-mail about completing the training, but you can also find your status in MYCSULB’s student center under the “holds” section.

Instructions:

Title IX Login Information

  1. Click this link or type it into your browser: https://studentsuccess.org/SSO/csulbna.
  2. Use your student identification number and password to log on (Beach ID).
  3. If you don’t remember your Beach ID password, please reset your password right away. Too many log-in attempts will result in your account being locked.
  4. When you are finished following the email instructions and completing the Title IX Compliance, the site provides a Certificate of Completion. Please print and retain a copy for your records.
  5. If you have a registration hold because of this training requirement, the hold will be removed after one full business day.

If you are unsure how to go about doing this, please contact cpie-DualEnrollment@csulb.edu so we can guide you further.


What if I receive an email with an alert and I don't know what to do?
Contact CSULB at cpie-dualenrollment@csulb.edu.


Will I receive a CSULB Student ID Card?

Unfortunately, students no longer receive ID cards. If you would still like one, you may go to the University Bookstore and pay $5.00 for one. Call ahead for an appointment at 562-985-5093.


Will I have access to campus resources?
You will have access to the Campus Library if you need it. You will not have access to the Wellness Center or campus Bus Transportation.


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?  

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

Video - Student Voices: The Long Beach Ethnic Studies Program

Contact Info

For more info about the Ethnic Studies classes contact:

Alan Sheppard, ASheppard@lbschools.net