CARA Classes, Spring 2024

How to Find and Enroll in CARA Classes:

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Current Classes Offered:

OAKS 67 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.                                                                                                                 
  • 2 units in Person
  • M 5:20AM - 6:55PM
  • Instructor: Robin King
  • GE PR-S

 

 

 

OAKS 128: Latino Media in the U.S.

Explores the history and practice of Latino media in the U.S. with an emphasis on work created by, for, with, and about Latino constituencies. Course highlights the role that media plays in struggles for social change, political enfranchisement, creative self-expression, and cultural development. Course content varies with instructor.                                  

Also offered as Latin American&Latino Studies 128. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.                                                                      
  • T/Th 9:50 AM - 11:25 PM
  • 5 units
  • Instructor: Leslie Lopez
  • GE IM

  

OAKS 130 Writing Resistance: Creative Writing

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. 
                                                                                                             
  • T/Th 11:40 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 5 units
  • Instructor: Lindsay Knisley
  • GE PR-S

 

 

OAKS 151B: Community Literacies Field Study

Oakes 151B is a 3-unit field study that provides training and structure in mentor work in the Corre la Voz program.  Each mentor is assigned one or two students as mentees.  Mentors work in low-ratio learning activities with these students, focusing on reflective discussion; log their engagement during diverse activities; and develop strategies to build on their strengths and interests to advance growth.    Mentors also work in committees twice per quarter to design and lead “dinámicas” for the classroom; and they work in teams to plan and guide creative projects–e.g., drama, movie-making, poetry, and research.  
                                                                                                                  
Requirement(s):Oakes 151A/B are taken concurrently by new mentors in Corre la Voz, for a total of 5 units. 
                                                                                                                  
Enrollment: Permission code, please email instructor. 151B (field study) satisfies the PR-S requirement, and may be repeated for credit with a grade of B or higher in both A and B. 
  • W 7:10 AM - 8:45 PM
  • 3 units
  • Instructor: Leslie Lopez 
  • GE PR-S

 

OAKS/LGST 188A 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. 
  • T 5:20 AM - 6:55 PM
  • 2 units
  • Instructor: Henry Martin
  • GE PR-S

 

 

 

 

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. 
Online Synchronous Zoom                                                                                                    
  • Th 5:20 AM - 6:55 PM
  • 3 units
  • Instructor: Marina Garcia
  • GE PR-S

 

 

OAKS 189 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.

  • F 9:25 AM - 10:25 PM
  • 2 units
  • Instructor: Maya Escobar
  • GE PR-S