May 21, 2022
ES 341 - Enslavement and Resistance in the Americas
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
Investigation of the history and resistance of African American enslavement throughout the Diaspora and implications for the modern world.
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 3130.
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: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will explain the complex origins, history, and ultimate demise of African American enslavement, inter-connections throughout the Diaspora, and implications for the modern world.
- Students will explain the heterogeneous and often regionally specific realities of enslavement, and be able to explain the relationship between specific crops and manufactured goods and social/political/cultural structures of enslaved communities of African peoples int he United States.
- Students will openly debate the efficacy of slave rebellions, the history of maroon activity, and everyday resistance to the system of slavery.
- Students will research the economic significance of African American enslavement on the development of the American economy, including and emphasis on the importance of sugar, rice, tobacco, and the manufacture of alcohol.
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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