ASAM82 (F20)

Welcome!

Dr. Fought and Dr. Yep look forward to co-learning with you this semester. There are many ways for students to succeed in this class. We think each student, faculty, and community partner contributes something that deepens the discourse. We structure the class in order to engage with the many different types of learning styles (e.g. visual, auditory, kinesthetic, abstract, applied, etc). This class will have components where we meet at the same time on Zoom (synchronous) and where we will work independently yet together (asynchronous). This class offers project-based assessments such as a podcast or a letter to a future student. Recognizing that we live in a dynamic and volatile world, we have three requests of the students: 1) communicate; 2) communicate; and 3) communicate. Thank you for bringing an open mind and heart as we co-learn for 15 weeks.

Citizenship Coaching with Community Partner: Literacy for All of Monterey Park

ABOUT THE COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In educational institutions, we often hear the terms diversity, multiculturalism, bilingualism, cross-cultural competency, and zero tolerance. These concepts point to the centrality of race as a social construction in schooling and teaching.  This class examines how race and ethnicity are defined in schooling and teaching from sociological, linguistic, and ethnic studies standpoints.  With a broad definition of education, we will discuss how race and ethnicity are constructed in education through different multiculturalist frameworks (e.g. conservative, liberal, critical) and language ideologies.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Students will differentiate among three multiculturalist frameworks (e.g.  conservative, liberal, and critical) 
  • Students will identify racialized language ideologies in schooling and teaching
  • Students will identify racialized language ideologies in their/our stories and in those of the community partners
  • Students will apply the concepts to the “real world” with principles of solidarity

TIPS FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS

  • “Come to class with an open mind. Be prepared to have your opinions challenged because that is what this class is designed to do. In taking a look at historical and current… systems and regulations, you may find your ideas about institutions changing.”
  • “If you need clarification, don’t be afraid to ask. The readings are tough and in order to get the discussion flowing, sometimes you need to establish some definitions and key ideas as a class. Even if you don’t usually participate in class, you will want to for this class. the nature of the discussion and the way Kathy (and Carmen) run (their) classes gets everyone involved.”
  • “If you have questions about the readings or the structure of the class in general, you can also go to Kathy (and Carmen’s) office hours because (they are ) super awesome and will make sure that you leave (their office hours) understanding the readings and expectations a lot more clearly.”

CLASS TECHNOLOGY

  • Sakai: all readings and grading will be here; please explore Sakai before the semester starts
  • Zoom: class sessions will be here; test out using chat, share screen, polls, and breakout rooms before the semester starts
  • Padlet: create an username and password, become familiar with posting, try posting on this ASAM82 class padlet
  • Kahoot: create an username and password, learn how to take and create Kahoots
  • Hitting some speed bumps with getting on Sakai? : contact your home campus IT
  • Navigating some hurdles with access technology?: contact Carmen or Kathy, student affairs at your home campus, and Associate Dean of Faculty in Academic Affairs at your home campus, student affairs at your home campus, Associate Dean of Faculty in Academic Affairs at your home campus, OBSA, CLSA, QRC, CAPAS, AARC, SCORE

TIPS FOR TAKING AN ONLINE CLASS

FUN FACTS

  • Dr. Yep is the first-generation of women in her family to graduate from a 4-year college and she loves eating mangos.
  • This class counts toward the Intercultural Studies, Social Responsibility Praxis, and Asian American Studies – Communities requirements. It is crosslisted among Asian American Studies, Linguistics, and Sociology,
  • Dr. Fought’s favorite hobby is to volunteer with animals and she has done animal rescue work with pigs, otters, and tigers.
  • This course is a discussion class and your preparation for class discussion is critical to its success. This class is based on a participatory education model and so your commitment to be an active contributor is essential to the learning process for all.

ONLINE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

In addition to registering to vote and voting (party affiliation and how you voted is not disclosed), select a project:

1) Provide online citizenship coaching with older immigrants and refugees in the San Gabriel Valley

2) Facilitate online ESOL conversation with older immigrants and refugees in the San Gabriel Valley

3) Create Online Ethnic Studies, K- 12

4) Propose something from a pre-existing relationship that you have that is relevant to course themes and concepts

Racial Politics of Teaching and Community Partner: Literacy for All of Monterey Park

BUILDING COMMUNITY

OPEN HOURS

Dr. Carmen Fought

Dr. Kathy Yep

ONE-ON-ONE MEETING

Dr. Carmen Fought

Dr. Kathy Yep

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