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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HIST 480 - Baseball in the United States and the Caribbean

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity

History of baseball in society and culture in the US and Caribbean. Focus on the tension between urban and rural values, the relationship between business and labor, cultural assimilation, racial segregation and integration, the globalization of sport, and diversity and inclusion.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and junior standing or above.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
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: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. understand basic analytic concepts for assembling, organizing, and interpreting historical evidence, and achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting historical materials;
  2. write and speak clearly and persuasively about historical themes and topics, and work collaboratively with others in solving historical problems;
  3. conduct historical research in primary sources, provide original interpretation of sources, and accurately reference all sources.
  4. demonstrate a developing intellectual curiosity and a habit of lifelong through choice of research topics, the number and quality of questions asked in class, the application of course concepts or themes to familiar cultural experiences;
  5. demonstrate the potential for participating in, and contributing to, a democratic society as an informed, engaged, and reflective citizen through the lens of sport and leisure

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. 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;
  4. 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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