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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ES 300 - Writing for Social Justice

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
The theory and practice of persuasive writing with a focus on producing prose that advances a social justice mission. 

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and 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-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

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

  1. Convey ideas in clear, coherent, grammatically correct prose adapted to their particular purpose, occasion, and audience;
  2. Effectively frame and analyze a topic or problem related to social justice for oppressed communities;
  3. Conduct independent research, evaluate sources, and interpret and integrate information and ideas appropriately from oral and written sources
  4. Demonstrate the ways in which writing is a process involving practice, revision, and editing;
  5. Proofread essays at the sentence level in order to conform to academic standards; and
  6. Discuss the ways that writing, grammar, and standards are embedded in power relations and appreciate the power of words to advance social struggle.

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.
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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