Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ES 122 - The Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in Black America

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-F-ES; Social Justice
Course will engage with eight major themes involving African descended figures, traditions, and representation across the Americas. These themes are music, sports, activism and social justice, gender and sexuality, Black business and commerce, politics, education, and labor.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-F - Ethnic Studies, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

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

  1. Examine and deconstruct popular culture events by identifying causes and/or motives;
  2. Identify major tropes of presentation and mis-representation that repeatedly surface around Black expressive cultures;
  3. Apply basic cultural theory concepts and vocabulary to discuss and evaluate cultural and political events; and
  4. Connect discourse surrounding national events to local and/or regional politics and culture.

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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