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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ES 384 - Interracial Sex and Marriage

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Interracial sexuality is a critical nexus where race and sexuality intersect with social anxiety and desire. Considering both Hollywood and independent film, this course examines filmic representations of changing social attitudes toward interracial sex and marriage in the US. 

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: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
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: Fall & Spring

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

  1. List and explain key moments in the history of interracial marriage, including anti-miscegenation laws, the Loving V. Virginia Supreme Court decision, the Hayes Code, the Civil Rights Movement, the Post-Civil Rights era, and the legalization of same sex marriage;
  2. Explain the importance of historical context in analyzing films that depict interracial sex, interracial relationships, and interracial marriage;
  3. Analyze film scenes that portray an interracial relationship, considering how race, gender, and sexuality are portrayed; and
  4. Summarize the ways that ideas about interracial sex and marriage have changed over time with attention to intergroup and intra-group differences; and
  5. Identify strategies individuals and groups have used to fight for marriage equality for their communities and describe the resistance they encountered

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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