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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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ES 304 - American Indian Oral Literature


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
Examination of American Indian oral tradition in historical and contemporary contexts. Compare and contrast oral and written literatures, indigenous and western knowledge systems, the different form and function of orality and literacy, and subjective and objective ways of knowing.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and ES 100 and/or ES 200.
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 - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Students will be able to identify the different genres, forms, and techniques of oral literature and oral history

2. Student storytelling teams will prepare online and in person in order to demonstrate their knowledge of type of story, perspective of teller, voice and oration, plot and character, themes and issues, and other responses to the story(ies). 

3. Students will be able to differentiate the types of indigenous and western knowledge systems, the different form and function of orality and literacy, and subjective and objective indigenous indigenous epistemologies.

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 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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