Dec 05, 2023
ES 100 - Introduction to Social Justice in Communities of Color
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-F-ES; Social Justice
A survey of social justice movements in communities of color beginning with the 1968 Third World Liberation Strikes at SFSU and UC Berkeley. Course considers the formation of Ethnic Studies and ongoing relationship between social justice and Ethnic Studies scholarship.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ES 1001.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-F - Ethnic Studies, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to: Define social justice and apply to issues facing communities of color in the US;
- Explain strategies deployed by activists when fighting to resist racism and transform social structures;
- Recognize the complexity, heterogeneity and power dynamics between and within racialized groups in the US;
- Research and write effectively, in individual and collaborative contexts, on issues, ideas, perspectives, and values that affect people of color in the United States.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- 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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