AB 1460 – Adds Ethnic Studies Courses To CSU Campuses

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 12, 2020

This law provides that, starting with the 2021–22 academic year, the California State University must provide for courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses.

The California State University must collaborate with the California State University Council on Ethnic Studies and the Academic Senate of the California State University to develop core competencies for an ethnic studies course required for undergraduate graduation. The council and the academic senate must approve the core competencies before the commencement of the 2021–22 academic year.

The university may not increase the number of units required to graduate. This graduation requirement shall not apply to a post-baccalaureate student if the student has satisfied either of the following:

The student has earned a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency; and

The student has completed an ethnic studies course at a postsecondary educational institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency.

(AB 1460 added Section 89032 to the Education Code.)