Module: Know Your Place

Laura Chin, Adjunct Professor of Political Science Eminent domain is a political science concept; defined as, “…the right of government to take private property for public use” (Ginsberg et al, 2013, p. 139). The Asian community within Stockton, California once had Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Manila. These communities were vibrant, thriving communities that brought in

Module: Asian Communities Today

Robert Stevenson, Professor of Art, Art History, and Humanities This curricular unit is designed to take the study of Asian culture to the local level into current times. Students will explore the contributions of one of the Central Valley’s largest Asian immigrant communities, the Sikh community. Students will learn about Sikh religious belief and iconography,

Module: Early Asian Immigration

Robert Stevenson, Professor of Art, Art History, and Humanities This curricular unit is designed to take the study of Asian culture to the local level. Students will explore the contributions of Asian immigrants to California’s Central Valley through early photography in The California Museum of Oakland’s online archive, historical resources from the University of California

Module: Making Sense of Life in the Central Valley

Individuals and families have come to and traveled California’s 450-mile long Central Valley for centuries to make a better living and life. Thousands of people from around the globe have settled or passed through this region for these reasons. Yet, most of us (students and instructors), know only a little about the cultures, experiences, struggles,

Module: Mythic Central Valley

Simply put, the Humanities study human culture throughout the world from the first moment of human existence until the present. Because all of cultural history is such a vast subject, humanists often aim to study certain cultures at certain times and to investigate representative cultural production that seems to best capture the human spirit—those “true

Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition and Political Philosophy

Description: This seminar will explore notions of democratic citizenship, civic virtue, and civic republicanism in the context of the multicultural of the Central Valley.  We will consider the following issues:  How do different interests and identities clash, negotiate, and accommodate each other within the context of a modern liberal nation state? How do community-based notions of

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