Feb 25, 2024
ES 306 - American Indian Liberation
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Study of organized American Indian liberation and revitalization movements, resistance to colonialism and continued exploitation.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 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-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to explain how American Indians have learned to adapt to colonization and the numerous elements that contribute to their continued problems including economic and educational challenges, structural racism, social and environmental justice, and the loss of culture and identity.
- Students will be able to categorize types of American Indian resistance and recognize the complexity of past and existing power dynamics between American Indian communities and racialized groups in the US.
- Students will be able to critique the results of cultural genocide in North America and be able to explain the concepts of colonialism, decolonization, genocide, environmental racism, and/or resilience as foundations of indigenous epistemologies and sovereignty.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- 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;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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