Nov 30, 2023
ES 326 - Peoples of Central America
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
The developmental relationship between United States communities of Central America origin and contemporary Central America. Focus on historical, socioeconomic, and cultural factors, as well as revolutionary movements, economic dependence, migration patterns (to the United States) and social change.
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 3800.
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
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to analyze and distinguish between the geography and contemporary history of Central America.
- Students will be able to develop and construct an analytic framework that takes into account the role of local Central American leaders and US economic policy in the area.
- Students will learn how to construct and interpret testimonial literature from the region.
- Students will be able to interpret and illustrate the effects of a globalized economy in the region.
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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