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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 389 - Social Justice and Reform Movements in America

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Examination of reform movements in US history, which may include: Abolitionism, Evangelicalism, Reconstruction, Labor, Civil Rights, feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, and the rise of the Religious Right; including discussion of what drives organization, identity development and tactics employed for change.

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.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

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

  1. Identify major reform movements in US History and the language and tactics employed by various groups to work towards social justice and equity;
  2. Analyze successes and shortcomings of sharing messages and the challenges to achievement of goals;
  3. Apply the content of the reading and lectures to understand how the global historical context shapes the messages of and challenges to social justice movements in the US;
  4. capture and analyze a historical moment in the history of social justice reform using images, primary sources using digital tools.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.

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