May 19, 2022
ES 362 - Concentration Camps, USA
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
The personal, social, legal, and economic impact of U.S. government evacuation and internment of U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Comparison with contemporary and historical detainments of U.S. residents during times of national crisis.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ES 3556.
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-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Identify and explain the historical context, power dynamics and cultural products that enabled and effected the incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent at the beginning of World War II.
- Explain concepts of colonialism, genocide, environmental racism, and resilience in relation to Japanese-American internment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan and conduct research on Asian American relationships under internment using appropriate social or behavioral science method
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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