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AB-3310 Community colleges: ethnic studies.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 78240) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  2.7. Ethnic Studies Courses
 (a) Commencing with the 2021–22 academic year, each community college district shall offer courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses. The units earned by students for successful completion of these courses shall be eligible for transfer to count toward a baccalaureate degree and, if applicable, shall meet ethnic studies graduation requirements at the California State University. Each community college district shall collaborate with its academic senate in the development of these courses.
(b) Commencing with the 2023–24 academic year, each community college district shall require the completion of at least one course in ethnic studies of at least three units as a requirement for a student to obtain an associate degree. A community college district shall not increase the number of units required to obtain an associate degree in order to implement this requirement.
(c) The chancellor shall develop and adopt appropriate regulations for the implementation of this section.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.