Oct 04, 2023
ES 380 - Queer of Color Histories, Cultures, and Identities
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Study of queer of color communities in the US, historically and in the present. Course examines the ways that queer of color communities have resisted the confines of “the normal” by creating resistant cultures, liberatory spaces, and political solidarities.
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: ES 4300.
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 - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define key terms in queer of color theory;
- Discuss the ways that race, gender, and sexuality are social constructions; and
- Apply key terms in queer of color theory in the analysis of queer of color art, literature, film, video, and other cultural practices.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- 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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