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Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program Courses

For a complete list of CHICLA courses available at the University, see the Course Guide.

Current UW-Madison students can find classes and enroll through the Office of the Registrar’s  Course Search and Enroll site in MyUW (NetID required).  The general public can access courses through the Registrar’s Public App.

Many CHICLA courses meet the Ethnic Studies Requirement and other general education requirements for undergraduate degrees at the University.  The Guide listing for each course will list its designations, attributes, and requisites.

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FALL 2020 COURSES

The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies program provides this list to help students with academic planning.  It is based on the UW Madison Schedule of Classes.  If the information on this page conflicts with the Schedule of Classes, the Schedule is correct.  All classes are in-person unless otherwise indicated. Check Course Search and Enroll for rooms.

CHICLA/HISTORY 151: The North American West to 1850

Instructor: Megan Stanton
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS)

Explores the history of places that have been called the American West before 1850. We start with Indigenous occupation; continue with European invasion and the creation of two new nations, Mexico and the U.S.; and end with U.S. conquest. Economic, environmental, political, cultural, and social analyses, attention the dreams of many westerners: of North American, Latin American, European, African, and Asian origin or descent, and of all genders and class statuses.

CHICLA/HISTORY 153: Latina/Latino/Latinx History

Instructor: Marla Ramírez-Tahuado
9:30 am  – 10:45 am T & Th ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS)

Examines the historical, social, and legal experiences of Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in the United States since the mid 1800s with emphasis on the history of Mexican migrations. Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs is an umbrella term for people with origins in Latin America: including people from South America, Central American, and North America as well as Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

T 9:30am – 10:45am ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS) with an asynchonous second meeting (Megan Bailon); MWF 9:55am – 10:45am (José Villagrán); MWF 12:05 – 12:55pm (José Villagrán); T & Th 2:30pm – 3:45pm (José Villagrán).
Prerequisite(s): Fr & So only

Introduces students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chican@s & Latin@s in the U.S. Offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within the field pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the experience of people of Latin American descent in what is now the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.  Section 002 (MWF 9:55) is associated with a FIG.  Nine seats in that section are reserved for FIG students. 

CHICLA 268: The U.S. & Latin America from the Colonial Era to the Present (Crosslisted LACIS/HISTORY/POLI SCI)

Instructor:  Patrick Barrett
T & Th 11:00am – 12:15am ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS)

A critical examination of US-Latin American relations from the colonial era to the present, tracing the emergence and evolution of the United States as a hemispheric and global power and its political and economic impact on Latin America. Primary attention will focus on US relations with Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but other Latin American countries will figure prominently during certain episodes.

CHICLA 315: Racial Formation and Whiteness

Instructor: Revel Sims
W  1:20 am-3:15pm ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS)
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Examines the construction of whiteness in the United States from the colonial period to the present with an eye to the ways in which Chicanx Latinx communities have engaged with whiteness. Learn and apply a variety of relevant racial theories to historical cases, exploring the process of racialization through specific racial projects in time and space. Evaluate theories about identity, citizenship, and justice that influence contemporary anti-racist praxis and develop writing skills through essays that take positions on debates within Chicanx Latinx studies.

CHICLA 330 002 : Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Latinxs in the Midwest” (Meets with GEOG 470)

Instructor: Almita Miranda
TR  2:30pm – 3:45pm BLENDED
Requisites: Sophomore Standing.

Examines the histories of different Latinx communities in midwestern states (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio) through ethnographies, archival sources, film, and media analysis.

CHICLA 330 004 : Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Literature of Migration and Diaspora” (Meets with ENGL 375)

Instructor: Theresa Delgadillo
M & W  2:30pm – 3:45pm ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHONOUS)
Requisites: Sophomore Standing.

Literature by or about people who leave homes and homelands by choice or compulsion.

CHICLA 330 006: Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Political Economy of Race in the United States.” (Meets with POLI SCI 304)

Instructor: Benjamin Márquez
T & Th 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ONLINE (REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS)

Race in relation to American economic development. Problems of racial minorities in the American political and economic system. Enroll Info: Closed to students with credit for POLI SCI 462 before Fall 2017.

CHICLA 347: Race, Ethnicity, and Media (Crosslisted: COM ARTS)

Instructor: Lori Lopez
MW 2:30pm – 3:45pm ONLINE REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS LECTUERS, IN-PERSON DISCUSSIONS

Introduction to the changing images of race and ethnicity in U.S. entertainment media and popular culture. Surveys history, key concepts and contemporary debates regarding mediated representation of ethnic minorities. Critical and cultural studies approaches are emphasized.  CLS Certificate students and COM ARTS majors only. Enroll through Discussion Section.

CHICLA 440: Ethnicity, Race, Justice (Crosslisted SOC, LEGAL ST)

Instructor: Michael Light
MW 4:00pm – 5:15 pm BLENDED (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)  Half the class attends each meeting in person, while the other half attends remotely.
Prerequisites: C&E SOC 140, 210, 211, SOC 181, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, CHICLA 230, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245, LEGAL ST/​SOC  131, or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217

Explores the intersection of ethnicity, race, and justice including: 1) racial and ethnic relations in society 2) racial and ethnic differences in crime and violence, 3) racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system, and 4) race and ethnicity under the law. A major focus of this course will be to move beyond the black/white dichotomy, with a specific emphasis on US Latin@s.

CHICLA 478: Border and Race Studies in the Americas (Crosslisted SPANISH)

Instructor: Paola Hernández
T  1:00pm – 2:15 pm ONLINE: (Remote Synchronous)
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 223 and 224

Drawing from cultural studies, border studies and/or critical race theory, this course explores through cultural and literary texts the social and political issues regarding migration, contact zones, trans-culturation, and/or diaspora. Taught in Spanish.  CHICLA students may do written work in English.

CHICLA 530: Community-Based Research and Evaluation

Instructor: Carolina Sarmiento
T & Th 9:30 am – 10:45 am BLENDED (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
Requisites: Junior Standing

Engages with the theories, principles, and strategies of community-based research (CBR), scholar-activism and research justice as frameworks for building partnerships with communities of color. Focus on housing policy and the intersections of race, gender and class. Students should have already taken an introduction to CBR.

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SUMMER 2020 COURSES

CHICLA/HISTORY 245: CHICANA AND LATINA HISTORY

Instructor TBA
July 13-August 9, 2020, MTWTh 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HUMANITIES  2251.
Prerequisites: None

Introduces the cultural, economic, social, and political history of Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S. and focuses on four major themes: contact between different ethnic/racial groups; ideas of nation and nationalism; constructions of identity; and struggles for social justice.

CHICLA 501: CHICAN@ AND LATIN@ SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE U.S.

Instructor: José Villagrán
May 18-June 14, 2020, MTWTh 1:00 pm – 3:25 pm
Ingraham 223.
Prerequisites: CHICLA 201, 230, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, or HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245; or graduate/professional standing

Explores Chicana/o and Latina/o social movement participation and collective action from the 1940s to the contemporary moment. Using interdisciplinary scholarship and mixed media, analyze paradigms, theories, and debates pertaining to the historical and contemporary economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Latina/o position in the United States. Focuses on social movements and collective action (rooted in labor, community, civil and human rights organizing) and the topics of race and racialization, power and powerlessness, migration, community development, and gender. Compares the experiences of different Latin@ groups. Enroll Info: None

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SPRING 2020 COURSES

The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies program provides this list to help students with academic planning.  It is based on the UW Madison Schedule of Classes.  If the information on this page conflicts with the Schedule of Classes, the Schedule is correct.

CHICLA 102: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
Instructors: José Villagrán, Armando Ibarra
T & Th 1:20 pm-2:10 pm
Requisites: Fr & So only

Introduces students to a multicultural history of the US, focusing on each of the major ethnic groups. European Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Chicano/as, Latino/as and Asian Americans. Lecture section is 70869. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies
Instructors: Megan Bailon, Kristina Fullerton-Rico
T & Th 9:30am – 10:45am, MWF 9:55am – 10:45am
Requisites: Fr & So only

Introduces students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chican@s & Latin@s in the U.S. Offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within the field pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the experience of people of Latin American descent in what is now the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

CHICLA 231: Politics in Multi-cultural Societies
Instructor: Benjamin Márquez
MWF 9:55am – 10:45am
Requisites: Freshman & Sophomore Standing Only

Examines Race, ethnicity, and religion as political factors; cultural pluralism, politics, and policy in the United States and selected other multi-cultural politics. Lecture Section is 62285. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 301: Chicana/o & Latina/o History
Instructor: Marla Ramírez-Tahuado
TTh 9:30am – 10:45am
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Examines the history of the making of a people from pre-Hispanic time to the present. Examines how people of Mexican and Latin American descent in the United States have come to think of themselves as constituting a collectivity by examining the social, cultural, and political worlds of Chicana/os and Latina/os.  Analyzes the historical and contemporary social and legal effects of immigration flows by focusing on the development of the U.S.–Mexico border, U.S. immigration policies, gendered migrations, and U.S. definitions of belonging and exclusion in relation to Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs immigrant communities.

CHICLA 330: Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “U.S./Mexico Borderlands”
Instructor: Almita Miranda
TTh 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Draws on theoretical and empirical scholarship from history and various social science disciplines, including geography, anthropology, and sociology, to introduce students to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands region. Divided into three main parts—historical background (pre-and post-1848), Mexican migration, and contemporary border issues (2000s-present)—guides students through major shifts of the U.S.-Mexico border and issues affecting Latinx residents and migrants across time.

CHICLA 330: Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Farmers’ Markets and Entrepreneurs”
Instructor: Alfonso Morales
TTh 1:00 am – 2:15 am
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Reviews the history, practices, processes, and prospects of marketplaces generally, farmers markets in particular, and how these relate to entrepreneurship.

CHICLA 330: Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Gentrification in Latinx Communities”
Instructor: Revel Sims
TTh 11:00 am – 12:15 am
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Explores gentrification, especially in Latinx communities.  Investigates gentrification’s origin & theories that seek to explain it through four case studies—the Mission-San Francisco, Boyle Heights-Los Angeles, East Harlem-New York, & Pilsen-Chicago—to form critical conclusions.

CHICLA 332: Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change
Instructor: Almita Miranda
TTh 2:30pm – 3:45pm
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Explores the multiracial and multicultural reality of Latina societies by becoming familiar with the history and cultures of Chicana, Cuban-American, and Puerto Rican women. Interdisciplinary readings in law, journalism, public policy, history, and self-reflective literature.

CHICLA 355: Labor in the Americas: The U.S. & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective, A Critical Survey
Instructor: Patrick Barrett
TTh 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Critically examines the history of labor and working people in the Americas, from the colonial era to the present, focusing on the experience of the United States and Mexico, offering a comparative perspective on their distinct but shared (and increasingly linked) histories. Topics include slavery and other forms of forced labor, industrialization and labor unrest, incorporation of labor after World War II, neoliberalism, migration, and the drug trade.

CHICLA 368: Chicanx Literature and Visual Culture (Crosslisted ENGLISH)
Instructor: Julianna Hurtado
MW 2:30pm – 3:45pm
Requisites: Sophomore Standing

Considers the interplay between the visual and the literary as we read novels, short stories and poems about visual objects such as art, print, visions, photographs, movies, architecture, graffiti, tattoos, landscapes. Explores how Chicanx/Latinx literature and film participates in and mediates visual culture, and how it questions the act of “seeing,” especially with respect to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and nation.

CHICLA 440: Ethnicity, Race, and Justice
Instructor: Michael Light
MW 2:30 pm -3:45 pm
Requisites: C&E SOC 140, 210, 211, SOC 181, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, CHICLA 230, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245, LEGAL ST/​SOC  131, or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217

An examination of ethnicity, race, and justice, with a specific emphasis on US Latinos, the largest minority group in the United States.

CHICLA 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement
Instructor: Michael Light
MW 2:30 pm -3:45 pm
Requisites: C&E SOC 140, 210, 211, SOC 181, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, CHICLA 230, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245, LEGAL ST/​SOC  131, or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217

A study of immigration, crime, and border enforcement, engaging both historical and present-day debates, focusing on Latino immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Enroll Info: None

CHICLA 467: U.S. Latino Literature
Instructor: Rubén Medina
TTh 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Requisites: Spanish 223 and 224

Study of the literature of Latin@s in the United States: the representation of their experience in this country and the linguistic, cultural and formal singularity of their literature. Traces the development of Hispanic/Latin@ literature, its trends, the incorporation of newer Latin@ migrant communities in the US, question how the literature is defined, its poetics and present state. Intersectionality of ethnicity, class, gender, migration, sexuality, and literary forms.

CHICLA 470: Sociodemographic Analysis of Mexican Migration
Instructor: Jenna Nobles
MW 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Requisites: SOC 134, 170, 181, SOC/​ASIAN AM  220, SOC/​C&E SOC  140, 210, 211, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, or POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231; or graduate/professional standing

Introduces students to social and demographic analysis and explanations of the historical and present day causes and consequences of migration of the largest immigrant group to the United States in the 20th century.

CHICLA 525: Dimensions of Latinx Mental Health (Crosslisted COUN PSY)
Instructors: Mary Dueñas & Jessica Pérez-Chávez
M 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Requisites: Junior standing or 6 credits of CHICLA

This service-learning course trains students who aspire to one of the helping, health, or mental health professions and who currently work or who plan to serve Latin@ populations. The course provides important frameworks for working with Latin@s, including cultural, spiritual, linguistic and historical features relevant to this population and applies knowledge in service-learning placements.

FALL 2019 COURSES

The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies program provides this list to help students with academic planning.  It is based on the UW Madison Schedule of Classes.  If the information on this page conflicts with the Schedule of Classes, the Schedule is correct.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

T & Th 9:30am – 10:45am (Inst., Megan Bailon); MWF 9:55am – 10:45am (Inst., José Villagrán); MWF 12:05 – 12:55pm (Inst., Kristina Fullerton-Rico); T & Th 2:30pm – 3:45pm (Inst., José Villagrán).
Prerequisite(s): Fr & So only

Introduces students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chican@s & Latin@s in the U.S. Offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within the field pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the experience of people of Latin American descent in what is now the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.  Section 002 (MWF 9:55) is associated with FIG #41.  Twenty  seats in that section are reserved for FIG students. 

CHICLA 268: The U.S. & Latin America from the Colonial Era to the Present (Crosslisted LACIS/HISTORY/POLI SCI)

Instructor:  Patrick Barrett
T & Th 9:30am – 10:45am

A critical examination of US-Latin American relations from the colonial era to the present, tracing the emergence and evolution of the United States as a hemispheric and global power and its political and economic impact on Latin America. Primary attention will focus on US relations with Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but other Latin American countries will figure prominently during certain episodes.  20 seats are reserved for FIG students.

CHICLA 302: Mexican American Politics (Crosslisted POLI SCI)

Instructor: Benjamin Marquez
MWF 9:55am – 10:45am

Examines the major problems and issues in Mexican-American politics since World War II. Emphasis on the ways in which race, class and culture have structured politics for Mexican origin people. Not open to students with credit for POLI SCI 464 prior to fall 2017

CHICLA 315: Racial Formation and Whiteness

Instructor: Revel Sims
TTh 11:00 am-12:15pm
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Examines the construction of whiteness in the United States from the colonial period to the present with an eye to the ways in which Chicanx Latinx communities have engaged with whiteness. Learn and apply a variety of relevant racial theories to historical cases, exploring the process of racialization through specific racial projects in time and space. Evaluate theories about identity, citizenship, and justice that influence contemporary anti-racist praxis and develop writing skills through essays that take positions on debates within Chicanx Latinx studies.

CHICLA 330: Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Transnational Latinx Communities: Roots and Migrations” (Meets with GEOG 470)

Instructor: Almita Miranda
T & Th  2:30pm – 3:45pm

Examines histories and experiences of Latinx transnational migrants from Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba in the USA. Highlights the ways race/ethnicity, class, gender/sexuality, and citizenship affect Latinx migrant experiences, using ethnographies, films, and popular media. Explores the historical role of the USA in Latin America, labor markets under neoliberal globalization, race & immigration policy, gender relations in kinship networks, inter-ethnic political organizing, and return migration patterns.

CHICLA 347: Race, Ethnicity, and Media (Crosslisted: COM ARTS)

Instructor: TBA
MW 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Introduction to the changing images of race and ethnicity in U.S. entertainment media and popular culture. Surveys history, key concepts and contemporary debates regarding mediated representation of ethnic minorities. Critical and cultural studies approaches are emphasized.  CLS Certificate students and COM ARTS majors only. Enroll through Discussion Section.

CHICLA 440: Ethnicity, Race, Justice (Crosslisted SOC, LEGAL ST)

Instructor: Michael Light
MW 4:00pm – 5:15 pm
Prerequisites: C&E SOC 140, 210, 211, SOC 181, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, CHICLA 230, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245, LEGAL ST/​SOC  131, or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217

Explores the intersection of ethnicity, race, and justice including: 1) racial and ethnic relations in society 2) racial and ethnic differences in crime and violence, 3) racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system, and 4) race and ethnicity under the law. A major focus of this course will be to move beyond the black/white dichotomy, with a specific emphasis on US Latin@s.

CHICLA 469: Topics in Hispanic Cultures in the US: “Mexican and Chicana/o Expressive Culture” (Crosslisted SPANISH)

Instructor: Rubén Medina
MWF 9:55am – 10:45 am
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 223 and 224

Examines contemporary Mexican and Chicana/o cultural expressions particularly in music, film, documentary, and painting, and what these narratives reveal about Mexican and Chicana cultures, identities, and worldviews.Considers the historical aspects that shape cultural production, artistry, and reception. Include discussions on recent Mexican immigrant cultural production along with theories of popular culture, identity, migration, gender, and nation.  Taught in Spanish.

SUMMER 2019 COURSES

The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies program provides this list to help students with academic planning.  It is based on the UW Madison Schedule of Classes.  If the information on this page conflicts with the Schedule of Classes, the Schedule is correct.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

Instructors: TBA
May 28, 2019 – June 16, 2019, MTWTh 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Prerequisite(s): Fr & So only

Introduces students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chican@s & Latin@s in the U.S. Offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within the field pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the experience of people of Latin American descent in what is now the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

CHICLA 245: Chicana and Latina History

Instructors: TBA
June 17, 2019 – July 14, 2019, MTWTh 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Introduces the cultural, economic, social, and political history of Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S. and focuses on four major themes: contact between different ethnic/racial groups; ideas of nation and nationalism; constructions of identity; and struggles for social justice. Enroll Info: None

CHICLA 440: Ethnicity, Race, Justice (Crosslisted SOC, LEGAL ST)

Instructor: Michael Light
May 20, 2019 – June 16, 2019, MTWTh 1:00 pm – 3:25 pm

Prerequisites: C&E SOC 140, 210, 211, SOC 181, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, CHICLA 230, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245, LEGAL ST/​SOC  131, or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217

Explores the intersection of ethnicity, race, and justice including: 1) racial and ethnic relations in society 2) racial and ethnic differences in crime and violence, 3) racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system, and 4) race and ethnicity under the law. A major focus of this course will be to move beyond the black/white dichotomy, with a specific emphasis on US Latin@s.

SPRING 2019 COURSES

The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies program provides this list to help students with academic planning.  It is based on the UW Madison Schedule of Classes.  If the information on this page conflicts with the Schedule of Classes, the Schedule is correct.

CHICLA 102: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies (Crosslisted ASIAN AM/FOLKLORE)
Instructor(s): Roberta Hill
T & Th 1:20 pm-2:10 pm
Prerequisite(s): Fr & So only

Introduces students to a multicultural history of the US, focusing on each of the major ethnic groups. European Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Chicano/as, Latino/as and Asian Americans. Lecture section is 70869. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 152: The American West Since 1850 (Crosslisted HISTORY)

Instructor(s): Roberta Hill
T & Th 9:30am – 10:45am

The West as frontier and region since 1850. Indian-white and other interethnic relations; federal policies; the development of a resource-intensive economy, its environmental effects, and political conflicts accompanying it; and the ideology of the frontier in American culture. Enroll Info: So st. Enroll through Discussion Section.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

Instructors: Sarah Bruno, Megan Bailon
T & Th 9:30am – 10:45am, MWF 9:55am – 10:45am
Prerequisite(s): Fr & So only

Introduces students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chican@s & Latin@s in the U.S. Offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within the field pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the experience of people of Latin American descent in what is now the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

CHICLA 231: Politics in Multi-cultural Societies (Crosslisted POLI SCI)

Instructor: Benjamin Marquez
MWF 9:55am – 10:45am

Examines Race, ethnicity, and religion as political factors; cultural pluralism, politics, and policy in the United States and selected other multi-cultural politics. Lecture Section is 62285. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 315: Racial Formation and Whiteness

Instructor: Revel Sims
TTh 11:00 am-12:15pm
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Examines the construction of whiteness in the United States from the colonial period to the present with an eye to the ways in which Chicanx Latinx communities have engaged with whiteness. Learn and apply a variety of relevant racial theories to historical cases, exploring the process of racialization through specific racial projects in time and space. Evaluate theories about identity, citizenship, and justice that influence contemporary anti-racist praxis and develop writing skills through essays that take positions on debates within Chicanx Latinx studies.

CHICLA 330: Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Latinxs in Reggaetón and Hip-Hop”

Instructor: Sarah Bruno
MW 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Surveys Latinx participation in Hip-Hop and Reggaetón with a focus on female artists, the Hispanophone Caribbean, and U.S. urban centers. Students will approach texts, lyrics, performance, and social issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

CHICLA 347: Race, Ethnicity, and Media (Crosslisted: COM ARTS)

Instructor: Lori Kido Lopez
MW 9:55 am – 10:45 am

Introduction to the changing images of race and ethnicity in U.S. entertainment media and popular culture. Surveys history, key concepts and contemporary debates regarding mediated representation of ethnic minorities. Critical and cultural studies approaches are emphasized. Enroll through Discussion Section.

CHICLA 355 : Labor in the Americas: The U.S. & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective, A Critical Survey (Crosslisted LACIS, HISTORY, POLI SCI)

Instructor: Patrick Barrett
TTh 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Critically examines the history of labor and working people in the Americas, from the colonial era to the present, focusing on the experience of the United States and Mexico, offering a comparative perspective on their distinct but shared (and increasingly linked) histories. Topics include slavery and other forms of forced labor, industrialization and labor unrest, incorporation of labor after World War II, neoliberalism, migration, and the drug trade.

CHICLA 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement (Crosslisted SOC, LEGAL ST)

Instructor: Michael Light
MW 2:30 pm -3:45 pm
Prerequisites: C&E SOC 140, 210, 211, SOC 181, FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102, CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, CHICLA 230, POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231, HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245, LEGAL ST/​SOC  131, or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217

A study of immigration, crime, and border enforcement, engaging both historical and present-day debates, focusing on Latino immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Enroll Info: None

CHICLA 467: U.S. Latino Literature (Crosslisted SPANISH)

Instructor: Rubén Medina
TTh 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 223 and 224

Study of the literature of Latin@s in the United States: the representation of their experience in this country and the linguistic, cultural and formal singularity of their literature. Traces the development of Hispanic/Latin@ literature, its trends, the incorporation of newer Latin@ migrant communities in the US, question how the literature is defined, its poetics and present state. Intersectionality of ethnicity, class, gender, migration, sexuality, and literary forms.

CHICLA 525: Dimensions of Latinx Mental Health (Crosslisted COUN PSY)

Instructor: Ivan Cabrera
M 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This service-learning course trains students who aspire to one of the helping, health, or mental health professions and who currently work or who plan to serve Latin@ populations. The course provides important frameworks for working with Latin@s, including cultural, spiritual, linguistic and historical features relevant to this population and applies knowledge in service-learning placements.

CHICLA 530: Advanced Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies: “Partnerships in Community-Based Research” (Crosslisted CSCS)

Instructor: Carolina Sarmiento
TTh 11:00am – 12:15pm

The purpose of this course is to help students engage with the theories, principles, and strategies of scholar activism and research justice as frameworks for building community partnerships. The course is focused on issues of relevance to the Chicanx/Latinx and other POC communities in the United States who are organizing for political change. The course pays particular attention to the intersections of social justice, race, gender, and class. Students will gain theoretical and critical knowledge of the relationship between research, knowledge production, power, and community-based action and justice. Students will analyze different advantages, challenges and limitations of community-based research in terms of supporting community processes including organizing and movement building. Students should have already taken an introduction to community-based research.