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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ES 222 - Race in the City

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-F-ES, Social Justice
This course explores structural forces and institutional practices that shape racial and class inequalities in U.S. cities. We investigate various urban and suburban cases to understand how communities of color demonstrate resilience and resistance across time.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground 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: Fall ONLY

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

  1. Identify key historical events that excluded communities of color from accessing opportunities that would lead to social mobility and wealth accumulation.
  2. Analyze how race manifests differently in urban, suburban, and rural contexts within the U.S.
  3. Explain how marginalized populations form communities and resist exclusion, displacement, and systemic racism.

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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