Oct 01, 2023
ES 364 - Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
This course examines contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in California. It will combine community analysis and knowledge derived from service learning in AAPI social justice organizations.
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.
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
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Analyze key social science concepts from text and lectures relevant to the contemporary formation of APIA communities.
- Apply key concepts from the above to engage with various APIA groups through service learning.
- Recognize the complexity, heterogeneity and power dynamics within the various APIA communities.
- Analyze how power and identity affect social outcomes for different APIA communities based on organizations’ reports, students’ research and including neighbor tours.
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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