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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ES 396 - Muslim American Activism: Beyond Islamophobia, Orientalism and Empire

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
This course identifies ideologies of racism such as Islamophobia, Orientalism and xenophobia that target American Muslims in the 21st century. It examines racialization and surveillance of Muslims after 9/11, while focusing on political, social, religious and cultural 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 - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Analyze racialization of American Muslims through discourses of Islamophobia, Orientalism and xenophobia;
  2. Identify practices in law, policy and media used to discriminate against Muslim American communities;
  3. Compare activist strategies of Muslim individuals, organizations, social movements, communities; and
  4. Evaluate contemporary Muslim American discourses on civil rights, self-determination 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.
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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