This course is a component of The Race and Oral History Project (ROHP), a collaboration of UC San Diego faculty, librarians, students, and community-based grassroots organizations dedicated to documenting and sharing the stories of understudied racial and ethnic communities in the Greater San Diego region. 

This quarter, students contribute to ROPH by helping to build Ethnic Studies curriculum in partnership with high school and community college students and instructors, anchored by the oral histories of understudied communities in the ROPH collection. 

By the end of the course, students will have developed public and digital humanities skills, built relationships with local schools, and contributed to the building of Ethnic Studies curriculum grounded in local oral histories. 


In this course, we will practice a culture of care, reciprocity, and mutual respect. We will hold ourselves accountable to our own biases and privileges and make space for each other, ensuring all voices are heard and valued. 

This course requires your dedicated commitment and consistent participation. Part of recognizing that you are valued members of the course means being mindful of our larger collective responsibility and accountability to each other, your classmates, and your school partners. The success of this course is ultimately built on the relationships of trust and care that you nurture with each other and with teacher and student partners throughout the quarter.  

I am committed to creating a course that is inclusive in its instruction and design. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of your achievement, please notify me immediately. You may also seek assistance or information from the Office for Students with Disabilities.