Dec 04, 2023
ES 327 - Decolonize Your Diet
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Sustainability
An examination of the indigenous roots of Mesoamerican cuisine and an exploration of social, political, and spiritual aspects of food and diet in Mexican and Central American communities in the US.
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 3010.
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 - Sustainability
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- List foods native to the Americas and describe their significance;
- Describe the ”Latino/a Health Paradox” as proposed by public health scholars; and
- Critically analyze the concept of acculturation in relation to the health of Latinx communities in the US.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Sustainability 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.
- identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
- analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
- describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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