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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ES 395 - Muslims in the Americas

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
Examines Muslim experience in the Americas from the 16th century to the present. Explores articulations of Islam in sociohistorical context through topics including intersectional identities, political engagement, religious conversion, immigration, community development, racism/Islamophobia, cultural expression, civil rights and activism.

Prerequisites: Completion of GE A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- 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 - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

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

  1. Identify key themes and events in the history of Muslim American communities since the sixteenth century, from conquest and enslavement to waves of immigration and conversion;
  2. Contextualize Muslim American experience in global and historical perspective, with attention to religious and cultural features;
  3. Compare how individuals, ethnicities and organizations have articulated Muslim identity, culture and politics;
  4. Analyze racialization of American Muslims through discourses of Orientalism, Islamophobia, anti-Black racism and xenophobia; and
  5. Evaluate contemporary Muslim struggles for civil rights, inclusion and justice.

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.
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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