Oct 01, 2022
ES 360 - Asian American Intimacies and Families
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
This course problematizes the patriarchal heterosexual nuclear Asian American family based on marital and biological ties. It examines how and why cultural practices and public policies continue to prioritize biological familial bonds despite the emergence of intentional family formations.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements, and ES Majors: ES 100 and ES 200.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ES 3555.
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 - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- List the variety of intimate relationships and family types Asian American ethnic groups have been a part of as evidence to challenge the pervasive image of the “model” Asian American family (married heterosexuals of the same race and their biological children).
- Explain the ways in which cultural traditions and larger socio-historical forces, including power differentials (racial, legal, gender, generational, etc.), shape/d Asian American ethnic groups’ intimacies and families.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to accurately apply social science concepts from research/literature on Asian American intimate relationships and family.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Diversity 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.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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