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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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ENGL 325 - Asian-American Literature


Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
Literature of different genres by Asian-American authors that reflects diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, and that explores themes such as immigration, class, gender, and sexuality.  

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 3670.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. analyze and interpret Asia-American literary works in their social, political, and historical contexts to become more aware of themselves and their world;
  2. identify similarities and differences among various Asian American and Pacific Islander groups and the contexts in which these have evolved, as represented in literature;
  3. engage in collaborative assignments, such as discussion, oral presentation, and peer editing, and listen respectfully to interpretations of others;
  4. write clear thesis-driven essays about literature, demonstrating their understanding of literary terminology, analytical and persuasive skills, and awareness of their own writing process;
  5. demonstrate, in discussion and in writing, an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, expressed by diverse Asian-American literary voices.


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.



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