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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ES 121 - The People’s History II

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

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-2 and US-3, 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 California State Constitution concerning issues of race, class, and gender;
  3. ● identify key moments in the struggle for social justice for people of color, women, GLBTQ, and working-class people in 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-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.
US-3. California Government Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the role of California’s Constitution in state and local government;
  2. Explain the place of California’s Constitution in the evolution of federal-state relations;
  3. Describe the political processes that enable cooperation and conflict resolution between state and/or local governments and the federal government.
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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