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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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PHIL 380 - Christianities in the United States

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
This course will cover the range of forms Christianity has taken in America over the last four centuries, with a particular emphasis on the variety of traditions present today.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
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. write a clear, academically rigorous, argumentative essay.

2. read excerpts from the Bible and other Christian texts, examine various interpretations of these texts, and develop arguments as to your own interpretations.

3. demonstrate knowledge of the variety of Christianities found in the U.S. and understand them in contrast to each other and in social and historical context.

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 U.S. cultural groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures.
  3. Analyze the intersection of categories of race and gender as they affect U.S. cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities.
  4. Recognize the way that multiple differences (including, e.g., gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within U.S. cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.

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