Sociology 142 :: Filipina/o American Community Issues
Instructor: Roderick Daus-Magbual, Ed.D. PEP Co-Instructors / Apprentices: Cielito Fernandez, MA Candidate Time : Tuesdays & Thursdays Location: Building 8, Room 4-246
Description An introduction to understanding the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of Filipina/o Americans. Using both social and psychological frameworks, the course will explore the effects of Spanish and American colonialism, diaspora, assimilation. and decolonization. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).
Beginning in the fall of 2007, Sociology 142 has been part of the Program curriculum and taught by Dr. Daus-Magbual. Meanwhile, the class has taught in collaboration with graduate students from Pin@y Educational Partnershps (PEP) since the fall of 2012 under the direction of Dr. Daus Magbual.
Our goal in this course is to transform students and teachers toward a more critical view of the world. The purpose of our work is to provide an academic space for students to critically examine Filipina/o American experiences, intersectionality of identities, and to understand histories of oppression and resistance, in a way which is relevant to their lives today. Throughout this course we will challenge the dominant narratives of Filipina/o American experiences by discovering and sharing our counternarratives. By creating a critical counterspace within the classroom, students will have the opportunity to engage with narratives of struggle and resistance through reading and responding to the word and the world. Through the creation and sharing of these multiple narratives, we seek to create humanizing experiences for students, teachers, and the community to build stronger relationships and understandings of his/herstory.
Our mission is provide students with a social justice curriculum based on critical pedagogy and critical Filipina/o American Studies. This will be achieved through teaching a culturally relevant history of resistance where students will develop an understanding of the his/herstories of people of color. In addition to the curriculum in the classroom, it is our goal as educators to build relationships with students through learning their stories. The curriculum will examine societal constructions of race, ethnicity and their connection to oppression in the U.S in relation to experiences of Filipina/o / Americans. Students and teachers will dialogue and strategize ways to deconstruct these histories through understanding intersectionality of identities, problem-posing, and sharing personal narratives. By connecting students through the personal, local, and global levels, students will develop critical views while also learning about the views and experiences of their peers.