May 19, 2022
ES 305 - Reel Injun: American Indians in Film
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Critical study of portrayals of American Indians in the mass media (film, television, advertising, journalism, arts) and the consequences of simplification, disinformation, and the promotion of stereotypes.
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.
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
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able recognize contemporary ethnography and media by native producers and identify cultural interpretations and critical race theory.
- Students will be able to demonstrate skills in media literacy, critical thinking and analysis as they explore more objective and accurate cultural representations of American Indians.
- Students will be able demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the frameworks and key concepts related to the consequences of simplification, disinformation and the promotion of stereotypes to promote equity and social justice in our communities. Students will gain Media literacy.
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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