Africana Studies

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Multicultural Requirement

The following courses will satisfy the Multicultural Requirement for teaching credential candidates. Please note that although candidates may select two of their three required sections from the courses listed below at least one section must focus on Chicano Culture.

Section A - The Child

  • PAS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools

    Prepares teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity, and the implementation of curriculum content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. Focuses on the history and culture of a specific ethnic experience and a comparative analysis made with other ethnic groups in California. Engages students to examine, critique, and reflect on their personal biases regarding children of color.

Section B - The Community

  • PAS 300 Contemporary Issues in the African American Community
    Prerequisite: Completion of the lower-division writing requirement. An in-depth exploration of the social, political, cultural, and economic issues in the African-American community. Provides insight on the extent to which these issues affect the Black individual and family in their interaction with majority American society. (Available for Section B of the Multicultural Requirement for Credential Candidates and for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies).

Section C - Linguistics

  • PAS 395 Bilingualism in the African American Community 
    Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement.
    Explores the genesis of African-American linguistic patterns with a focus on acquisition of Ebonics as a socio-cultural linguistic phenomenon. (Available for Section C of the Multicultural Requirement for Credential Candidates).