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Chican@ & Latin@ Studies 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.  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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Spring 2022 Courses

The Schedule of Classes for Spring 2022 is not yet live in Course Search and Enroll. This list offers a preview of what CLS will offer for Spring 2022.  All classes will be offered in-person unless otherwise noted.

CHICLA 102: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
Instructor: Timothy Yu
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. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 151: The North Amrerican West to 1850
Instructor: Allison Powers Useche
MWF: 11:00am–11:50am
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. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies
Instructors: Megan Bailon, Yesenia Cervera
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.  Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 321: Chican@ & Latin@ Educational Justice
Instructor: Mariana Pacheco
W & F 11:00am–12:00pm
Addresses the ways Chican@s/Latin@s in contemporary U.S. society have engaged in social, cultural, political, and ideological struggles for educational justice. Focus on different enactments of resistance, struggle, resilience, self-determination, and educational justice and focus on how these precedents and enactments pertain to teaching, learning, and curriculum practices that reflect key tenets of educational justice for Chican@/Latin@ students.

CHICLA 302: Mexican-American Politics
Instructor: Benjamin Márquez
T & Th 11:00am–12:00pm
Examines the major problems and issues in Mexican-American politics since World War II. An emphasis will be placed on the ways in which race, class and culture have structured politics for the Mexican origin people

CHICLA 330 001: Topics in CLS: Gentrification in Latinx Communities
Instructor: Revel Sims
T & Th: 9:30am–10:45am
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 347: Race, Ethnicity, and Media
Instructor: Jason Lopez
T & Th: 1:20pm–2:10pm
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 364: Survey of Latina and Latino Popular Culture
Instructor: Rubén Medina
T & Th 9:30am–10:45am
Analyzes Latina and Latino popular culture to grasp the varied make-up of Latinos in the United States, their histories, social dynamics, and politics through creative expressions, performances & cultural contestations. Discusses key terms & concepts and applies them to Latinx music, performance art, film and media, sports, food, & car culture. Considers production, circulation & reception of Latinx popular culture, identity, interculturality, the use of Spanish and English languages, migration, & the globalized cultural industry’s role. Taught in Spanish.

CHICLA 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement
Instructor: Michael Light
M & W 2:30pm–3:45pm
Requisites:  C&E SOC 140, 210, 211; SOC 181; FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102; CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, 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 501: CHICAN@ AND LATIN@ SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE U.S.
Instructor: Yesenia Cervera
T & Th: 2:30pm–3:45pm
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

CHICLA 520: Latinx Digital Publics
Instructors: Theresa Delgadillo
M & W: 2:30pm–3:45pm
In Latinx Digital Publics students create content for such online outlets as Latinx Talk, La Bloga, Latinx Project, Wikipedia and UW-Madison publications. Study and reflect on Latinx unequal access to media and the political and social context of media in Latinx communities. Develop research, writing, editing and copyediting, collaboration, and project management skills while contributing to Latinx Studies research.

CHICLA 525: Dimensions of Latinx Mental Health (Crosslisted COUN PSY)
Instructors: Gabriela Gaus, Natalie Rivera (Steve Quintana, Supervisory Instructor)
T 12:00pm–3:00pm
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.

CHICLA 699-Directed Study
Consult potential instructors and advisor Rachelle Eilers for details

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Fall 2021 Courses

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

TTh 9:30am – 10:45am (Yesenia Cervera); MWF 9:55am – 10:45am (Megan Bailon); TTh 4:00pm – 5:15pm (Yesenia Cervera)

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 210: Chican@/Latin@ Cultural Studies

Instructor: Megan Bailon
T & Th 11:00am – 12:15pm

Introduction to the cultural worlds of Chicana/os and Latina/os in the U.S. Examines how diverse peoples came to understand themselves as members of a racial, ethnic, and cultural community by exploring the production of music, art, theater, film, television, and literature.

CHICLA 306: Latinx Literacies (Crosslisted CURRIC)

Instructor:  Kate Vieira
T & Th 11:00am – 12:15pm

Addresses how members of Latinx communities have used writing for both personal and social change. Develop a deeper understanding of the political, family, and school contexts in which Latinx peoples in the United States write and read.

CHICLA 315: Racial Formation and Whiteness

Instructor: Revel Sims
W  1:20 pm – 3:15pm
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: “Latinas/os/xs in the Midwest”

Instructor: Yesenia Cervera
T & Th 1:00 pm – 2:15pm

This course provides a look at Latinas/os/xs living in the Midwest, an area often overlooked in the study of this population. Despite this omission, Latinas/os/xs have long resided in the Midwest. We will examine the long history of Latinas/os/xs in this region, the impact they have had, and consider their future contributions

CHICLA 330 Topics in Chican@/Latin@ Studies: “Performing Caribbean Latinidad”

Instructor: Megan Bailon
T & Th 2:30 pm – 3:45pm

Uses “performance” as a lens to examine how Latinx individuals of mainly Dominican, Puerto Rican and Cuban descent navigate a relationship with the broader panethnic concept of Latinidad. Focuses on reading and viewing Caribbean Latinx examples of theater and performance while also featuring other modes of performance including music, activism, and placemaking practices. Analyzes how performance highlights the intersection between Latinidad and race, place, gender, sexuality, and documentation within Caribbean Latinx communities.

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

Instructor: Michael Light
MW 4:00pm – 5:15pm
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 467: U.S. Latino Literature (Crosslisted SPANISH)

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

Study the literature of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, particularly of writers of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican and Central American descent.  Examines how individuals and communities negotiate situations of internal colonialism, migration, interculturality, generational conflicts, tensions between assimilation and cultural preservation, gender roles, literary and aesthetic traditions, and transnational situations. Considers the linguistic, cultural and formal singularity of Latinx literature, the use of Spanish and English languages, the advent of feminist and queer writing, and the vision of the United States in their works regarding its past, its present and its future. Explores the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and literary forms. Diverse theories and ways to read literary texts will be explored. Literary texts –novels, short stories, performances, poetry and essays— will be read in English or Spanish, or a combination of both. Taught in Spanish. 

 

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

Instructor: Paola Hernández
T  1:00pm – 2:15pm
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: Advanced Topics in CLS: “Latinx Theatre and Performance”

Instructor: Paola Hernández
T & Th 2:30am – 3:45am
Requisites: Junior Standing

Understand the Latinx experience in the U.S. through a variety of theater plays and performances, beginning with the Chicano movement and Teatro Campesino (1960s) and moving through the present. Learn about social and political situations that have made Latinx theater a cultural imperative. Themes of racial injustices, political protests, working rights, myth, and Hispanic traditions will be central to this class. All plays and performances will be in English. No Spanish needed.

CHICLA 530: Community-Based Research and Evaluation (Meets with CSCS)

Instructor: Carolina Sarmiento
T & Th 9:30am – 10:45am
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 2021 Courses

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies
Instructors: Megan Bailon
ONLINE: July 12-August 8, 2021, MTWTh  1:00pm–3:25pm
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/HISTORY 245: CHICANA AND LATINA HISTORY
Instructor:  Jillian Jacklin
ONLINE
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 347: Race, Ethnicity, and Media (Crosslisted COM ARTS)
Instructor: Ceci Moffett
MTWTh 11:00am-12:00 pm
ONLINE
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. 

CHICLA 440: Ethnicity, Race, Justice (Crosslisted SOC, LEGAL ST)
Instructor: Michael Light
5/17/2021-6/13/2021, mtwtH 1:00pm-3:25pm
HYBRID CLASS: Half the class attends each meeting SOC SCI 6210, 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 501: CHICAN@ AND LATIN@ SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE U.S.
Instructor: José Villagrán
ONLINE: 5/17/2021-6/13/2021, MTWTh 1:00 pm – 3:25 pm
IPrerequisites: 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 2021 Courses

The Schedule of Classes for Spring 2021 is now live in Course Search and Enroll.  The Registrar’s Office has also created a page with helpful information and suggestions about enrollment for Spring 2021.

CHICLA 102: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
Instructor: Timothy Yu
ONLINE: 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. Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 201: Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies
Instructors: Megan Bailon, José Villagrán
ONLINE: Th 9:30am–10:45am with remote asynchronous component
ONLINE: 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
ONLINE: 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.  Enroll through discussion section.

CHICLA 302: Mexican-American Politics
Instructor: Benjamin Márquez
ONLINE: T & Th 11:00am–12:00pm
Examines the major problems and issues in Mexican-American politics since World War II. An emphasis will be placed on the ways in which race, class and culture have structured politics for the Mexican origin people

CHICLA 308: Latinx Feminisms: Women’s Lives, Work, and Activism
Instructor: Almita Miranda
ONLINE: T & Th 2:30pm–3:45pm
An examination of Latinx women’s lives, experiences, and activism through the lens of testimonio, life histories, and feminist writings rooted in social justice movements and critical pedagogies  COURSE CANCELLED

CHICLA 330 001: Topics in CLS: Gentrification in Latinx Communities
Instructor: Revel Sims
ONLINE: W 1:30pm–3:00pm
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 330 003: Topics in CLS: Black & Latinx in Literature and Visual Culture
Instructor: Theresa Delgadillo
ONLINE: M & W 2:30pm–3:45pm
Students will read, view, consider, and research Latinx literary and visual cultures that address the intersection of Black and Latinx, considering how these texts re-define both terms. We will examine racial paradigms, the African diaspora in the Americas, and literary and visual texts about African American and Latinx networks and relations. Readings will include novels, short stories, poetry, and research articles or chapters.

CHICLA 330 004: Topics in CLS: U.S./Mexico Borderlands
Instructor: Almita Miranda

ONLINE: M & W 2:30pm–3:45pm
An introductory course on the making of the U.S.-Mexico border, the borderlands, and the local and global processes affecting residents on both sides of the border and migrants crossing its physical and metaphorical terrain. Course will draw on historical, ethnographic, and film sources to explore a range of topics, including (im)migration, border security, labor disputes, free market trade, state power, border cultures and identities, transnational networks, and grassroots organizing.  COURSE CANCELLED

CHICLA 330 006: Topics in CLS: Marketplaces and Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Alfonso Morales
ONLINE: M & W 9:30am–10:45am
The history, practices, processes, and prospects of marketplaces generally and farmers markets in particular. Includes the history, practices, and processes, of entrepreneurship and the tight fit between markets and entrepreneurship. Explores marketplaces and entrepreneurship in through the lens of economic development, food justice, and political regionalism.

CHICLA 330 008: Topics in CLS: Indigenous Migrations and Empire
Instructor: José Villagrán
ONLINE: T & Th 1:00pm–2:15pm
Explores migration of indigenous peoples from Latin America to the United States in the context of capitalism and U.S. empire. Examines relations between indigenous migrants and nonindigenous Latinx communities, Chicanx claims to indigeneity, mestizx nationalism.

CHICLA 347: Race, Ethnicity, and Media
Instructor: Lori Lopez
ONLINE: 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. Enroll through Discussion Section.

CHICLA 355: Labor in the Americas: The U.S. & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective, A Critical Survey
Instructor: Patrick Barrett
ONLINE: T &Th 9:30am–10:45am
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 364: Survey of Latina and Latino Popular Culture
Instructor: Rubén Medina
ONLINE:  T & Th 9:30am–10:45am
Analyzes Latina and Latino popular culture to grasp the varied make-up of Latinos in the United States, their histories, social dynamics, and politics through creative expressions, performances & cultural contestations. Discusses key terms & concepts and applies them to Latinx music, performance art, film and media, sports, food, & car culture. Considers production, circulation & reception of Latinx popular culture, identity, interculturality, the use of Spanish and English languages, migration, & the globalized cultural industry’s role. Taught in Spanish.

CHICLA 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement
Instructor: Michael Light
HYBRID: M & W 2:30pm–3:45pm
Requisites:  C&E SOC 140, 210, 211; SOC 181; FOLKLORE/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​CHICLA  102; CHICLA 201, CHICLA 210, 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  Half of the class will meet in class and half online on one day each week, and vice versa on the second day.

CHICLA 469: Topics in Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.–Mexican Migration to the US
Instructor: Rubén Medina
ONLINE:  T & Th 11:00am–12:15pm
Requisites: Spanish 223 and 224
Mexican migration to the US from a cultural studies perspective, focused on narratives produced in Mexico and the US on Mexican migration.   Explores theories of migration, constructs of cultural identity, trans-nationalism, interculturality, and cultural fusion or transculturation. Considers historical, social, political and cultural factors: formation of Mexican communities in the US, multi-generation connections, racial and ethnic exclusion, social mobility, urban life and redesign of cities, sense of belonging, legal or illegal status, uses of language (English, Spanglish, Spanish), and the production of new identities. Taught in Spanish.

CHICLA 469: Topics in Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.–Topic: Afro-Latinx Solidarities 
Instructor: Victor Goldgel-Carballo
ONLINE: W 4:00pm–5:15pm with remote asynchronous component
Description: Brings Afro-Latinx studies in dialogue with Afro-Latin America. With a focus on the experiences of Cuban-Americans and Mexican-Americans, its main goals are, first, to understand the relationship between latinidad and blackness, and, secondly, to identify the forms of solidarity that have emerged as the African Diaspora intersects with recent patterns of migration in the Americas. Race, ethnicity, coloniality, slavery, mestizaje, and solidarity are some of the key concepts informing the texts that we will read. Most readings will be in English, but the class will be often conducted in Spanish. Reading knowledge of Spanish is required. Students may turn in written work in English

CHICLA 501: CHICAN@ AND LATIN@ SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE U.S.
Instructor: José Villagrán
ONLINE:  MWF 11:00am–11:50am
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

CHICLA 525: Dimensions of Latinx Mental Health (Crosslisted COUN PSY)
Instructors: Alyssa Ramírez Stege
ONLINE: T 12:00pm–3:00pm
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.

CHICLA 699-Directed Study
Consult potential instructors and advisor Rachelle Eilers for details

Fall 2020 Courses

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 – 12:15pm 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 pm-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 – 5:15pm 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 – 2:15pm 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.

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

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.