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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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ES 370 - South Asian American Communities


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
This course examines salient issues in contemporary South Asian American communities with origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal. It combines historical and social analysis with a focus on community-based activism.

Prerequisites: Completion of A1, A2, A3, and B4 with C- (CR) or better
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice)
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Identify key themes and events in the history of South Asian American communities since the nineteenth century;
  2. Contextualize South Asian American experience in global and historical perspective, with attention to political and cultural features;
  3. Compare how individuals, ethnicities and organizations have articulated South Asian identity, culture and politics;
  4. Analyze racialization of South Asian Americans through discourses of Orientalism and xenophobia; and
  5. Evaluate contemporary struggles for civil rights, inclusion and justice.


UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  2. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  3. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  4. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  5. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.



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