Oct 04, 2023
ES 328 - Afro-Latinx Cultures, Identities, Histories
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Using a comparative, intersectional lens, this course explores the history, culture, and social aspects of Black Latin Americans and Black Latinx peoples. The course includes discussion of cultural production, social struggles, spiritual and religious traditions, and sexualities of Afro-Latinx communities.
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 A1, A2, A3, and B4 with 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-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Compare the institution of slavery and its abolition in the US to the institution of slavery and its abolition in Latin America
- Compare and contrast the concepts of race and ethnicity in Latin American to those same concepts in the US
- Describe the social aspects of Afro-Latinx sexualities, histories, and cultures
- Identify and categorize elements of Afro-Latinx cultures including art, music, and literature
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice 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.
- 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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