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ES 120 - The People’s History I

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; US-1; US-2; Social Justice
Topical and comparative approach to the contributions of diverse peoples and cultures to the development of the United States from European contact to 1877.  

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Online Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences, American Institutions/Code US-1 and US-2, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. apply an Ethnic Studies disciplinary lens to the study of US history;
  2. explain the development of the US Constitution concerning issues of race, class, and gender;
  3. identify key moments in the struggle for social justice for people of color, women, and working-class people in early US history.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes

  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
US-1. U.S. History Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the significance or interpretation of major historical events in a period of at least a hundred years of American history;
  2. Describe the contributions of major ethnic and social groups in a period of at least a hundred years of American history;
  3. Explain the role of at least three of the following in the development of American culture: politics, economics, social movements, and/or geography.
US-2. U.S. Constitution Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the development of the Constitution from the political philosophies of its framers to its later interpretation and amendment;
  2. Explain how the Constitution influenced the development of American political institutions and government;
  3. Explain citizen rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.
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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