Dec 05, 2023
ES 340 - Black Literature
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
An eclectic exploration of the Black literary tradition as a source of theorizing about the Black condition utilizing graphic novels, genre writing, classic literature, poetry, and playwriting.
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 3691.
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 - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Through the engagement with diverse expressions of Black Literature in different time periods, students will recognize the complexity, heterogeneity and power dynamics between and within Black communities in the U.S. (SLO #3)
- Through the engagement with diverse expressions of Black literature, students will research and write effectively, in individual or collaborative contexts, on issues, ideas, perspectives, and values that have affected Black people in the U.S. (SLO#4)
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Diversity 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.
- 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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