Intro Chican@/Latin@ Studies
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This course examines historical, political, social, and cultural issues in Chicano and Latino communities and surveys scholarship in Chicano and Latino studies. This course also explores the historical construction of race, ethnicity and identity with attention to how U.S. foreign policy in Latin America has influenced perceptions within and outside of the Chican@/Latin@ communities.
Course learning outcomes
1. Identify and define terminology and theory relevant to an Ethnic Studies approach.
2. Analyze ways in which the interactions of social categories, such as race, ethnicity, and gender shape socio-historical experience of Chicano/Latino identities.
3. Analyze ways Chicanos and Latinos have responded socially, culturally, and politically to conditions of discrimination, exploitation, and exclusion.
4. Examine and interpret how Chicanas and Latinas have impacted U.S. culture, politics, and history.
5. Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use appropriate information in written and oral presentations.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Social Science
- Cultural Literacy