Upper-Division

OAKS 130 Writing Resistance: Creative Writing Workshop

Engages diasporic and people of color (POC) writers whose work inspires social justice. Through course materials and creative exercises, students examine and break down the roadblocks that create silence. Focuses on the craft of writing, and revision and performance to create socially relevant and powerful words through community engagement.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PR-S

OAKS 134 Diasporic Central Americans

Engages literature and culture from multiple generations of diasporic Central Americans in the U.S. whose work inspires conversations on politics and identity. Through course materials and oral history projects, examines the (in)visibility of this emergent Latinx group. Focus on oral history, aesthetics, poetics, and projects of representation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Chinchilla

OAKS 150 Queer History and Theory in the United States

Gives students a broad overview of the historical and social construction of queer identities in the United States. Through assigned readings and archival research, students contribute to the project of documenting queer history in the present. Students also examine how queer theory addresses the meanings that U.S. politics and culture have placed on sexual orientation over time.

Credits

5

Instructor

Philip Longo

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior Oakes College members.

OAKS 151A Corre la Voz: Community Literacies and Power Seminar

Required seminar for first-quarter students in the Corre la Voz program. Examines theories, curriculum design, and teaching methods that emphasize social connection, leadership, verbal enrichment, multi-modal literacies, and community empowerment. Taken concurrently with field study. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Co-requisite(s): course 151B. Enrollment is by interview only and successful application to the Corre la Voz program. (Formerly Corre la Voz: Community Literacies and Power.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Leslie Lopez

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

OAKS 151B Community Literacies Field Study

Field study for Corre la Voz interns. Intensive on-site training and participation in team teaching of dual-language (Spanish English) students (4th-5th grade). Literacies include social-emotional, expressive (artistic/dramatic), collaborative problem-solving, academic, and use of digital tools as well as traditional tools. Enrollment by interview only, and successful application to the Corre la Voz program. Concurrent enrollment in course 151A is required during the first quarter after which course 151B may be repeated by itself.

Credits

3

Instructor

Leslie Lopez

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

OAKS 152 Transformative Literacies

Combines a seminar on critical inquiry into different theories and practices of transformative literacy work with community-service placement or a creative project to assist a local organization in its mission communicating internally and externally.

Credits

5

Instructor

Leslie Lopez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to Oakes College members and community studies majors; other students may enroll by permission of the instructor.

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Winter

OAKS 153 Community Mapping

Students study the theories and methods of community mapping, and work in research teams to design and conduct social-research projects. Emphasizes research questions that focus on assets and capacities, as well as on participatory-action research for justice.

Credits

5

Instructor

Leslie Lopez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s):satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to Oakes College members and community studies majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Winter

OAKS 160 Cuir Américas

Advanced seminar on the politics of knowledge production and translation in queer theory across the Américas, considering the meaning and construction of queer/cuir in three languages. Students develop bibliographies of academic and activist work addressing the lives of queer/trans people throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Américas, including U.S. Latinx communities. Examines gaps in translation in this field, and students practice translation of work specific to sexual minority communities based on their language training and proficiency. Class works from the language and community expertise of students in the course inspired by bilingual poetics. Final projects produce a translation of a significant article or chapter-length work in queer theory from Spanish, Portuguese, or English to another one of these languages.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 160

Requirements

Prerequisites: SPAN 6, SPHS 6, or PORT 65B; or submission of a writing sample in either Spanish or Portuguese for instructor approval. Course requires language and composition proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

OAKS 167 Food Systems: Culture, Social Justice, Sustainability

Examines the complexities of food systems with special attention to labor practices, food access, and food production. Students consider the nature of culture in advancing problematic notions of food options and sustainability. A service-learning project is required.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Baker, Robin King

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

OAKS 188B Legal Field Practice: Professional Skills and Ethics

Offers placement, standards, and support during on-site experiential training in professional skills and ethics for students working in the legal field or with legal information to empower under-served communities. Previous or concurrent enrollment in LGST 188A or OAKS 188A and by permission of instructor.

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 188B

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall

OAKS 189 Building Websites for Social Change

In this fast-paced course, students learn to build an interactive, user-centered websites that serve the needs of a social justice organization. First half of the course involves learning the basics of Wordpress design, meeting with stakeholders, and helping them articulate their objectives and target audiences. Second half focuses on teamwork as students work with content to develop a Wordpress site and a short user guide for our partners. Lab-based, hands-on course with minimal homework requirements.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Oakes College affiliates have preference; other students email instructor for permission.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

OAKS 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching a lower-division seminar under faculty supervision. (See course 42.) Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing in Oakes; a proposal supported by a faculty member willing to supervise.

Credits

5

OAKS 193 Field Study

Supervised off-campus study conducted under the immediate and direct guidance of a faculty supervisor. To be used primarily by upper-division students doing part-time off-campus study. Prerequisite(s): approval of student's adviser, certification of adequate preparation, approval of provost. If taking two or more such courses in any one quarter, must obtain approval of academic adviser.

Credits

5

OAKS 195 Senior Thesis

Senior thesis related to college-sponsored individual majors. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Sponsoring faculty must be member of individual major committee.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

OAKS 198 Independent Field Study

College-sponsored individual study programs off campus for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g., supervision is by correspondence). Up to three such courses may be taken for credit in any one quarter. Prerequisite(s): approval of the student's adviser, certification of adequate preparation, and approval by provost.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

OAKS 199 Tutorial

Individual study for junior and senior members of Oakes College directed by a fellow of Oakes. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

OAKS 199F Tutorial

Independent study on various topics to be arranged between student and instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring