Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

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Fall 2017 Courses

 

Course Topic Time Professor Course Description
CLS 201

Introdution to Chican@ and Latina@ Studies

 

 

TR 9:30-10:45 PM

Kimberly Hernandez

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Chican@s in the United States. Students will become acquainted with recent scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chican@ studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chican@ experience in the United States.

Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr & So only

CLS 201

Introdution to Chican@ and Latina@ Studies

MWF 9:55-10:45 AM Carla Gonzalez

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Chican@s in the United States. Students will become acquainted with recent scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chican@ studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chican@ experience in the United States.

Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr & So only

CLS 201

Introdution to Chican@ and Latina@ Studies

MWF 1:20-2:10 PM TBA

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Chican@s in the United States. Students will become acquainted with recent scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chican@ studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chican@ experience in the United States.

Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr & So only

CLS

321

Chican@ & Latin@ Educational Justice

MW 3:00-4:15 PM

 Mariana Pacheco

This course will address the ways Chican@s/Latin@s in the contemporary U.S. have struggled for educational justice. It explores key educational issues, major social movements, and legal cases, and local and national efforts that have established important precedents. It then examines how these precedents and enactments pertain to teaching, learning, and curriculum practices that reflect key tenets of educational justice for Chican@/Latin@ students.

Pre-Reqs: Sophomore standing required

CLS 330

Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies: Community-Based Research

TR 2:30-3:45 PM

 

 Revel Sims  This course will explore the methods, practices, and values associated with Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) by studying housing issues within the Latinx community in partnership with a local nonprofit. Although students need no prior research experience they should be prepared to devote time outside of the classroom to working with the partner organization and be interested in actively learning and engaging with community members.

 CLS 

347

Race, Ethnicity, and Media  TR 9:30-10:45 AM Lori Lopez  

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.

Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr

 CLS 

461

The American West to 1850

TR 8:00-9:15 AM

 Megan Stanton

North American frontiers through the period of the U.S. invasion of Mexico. Major Indian cultures of North America; the frontiers and differing imperial systems of Spain, France, and England; and the westward movement of the United States through 1850. (Includes discussion section).

CLS 467

U.S. Latin@ Literature TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Rubén Medina

This course will study and trace the development of the literature of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, exploring that literature’s definition, its trends, and the incorporation of newer migrant communities.  The course will also address the literature’s poetics and present state, and explore the intersectionality of ethnicity, class, gender, migration, and sexuality, through literary representations.

CLS 530

Adv. Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies: Chican@ & Latin@ Social Mvmt. TR 9:30-10:45 AM Armando Ibarra

Over the course of the last century Chican@s and Latin@s have organized and mobilized their communities and workplaces to make local and broad demands for social and economic justice and equality. Often, this organizing has been done at a grassroots level and within broader social movement building contexts. This course will study Chicana/o and Latina/a organizing from the 1940s to the contemporary moment within the literature on social movements and collective action.

CLS 530  Adv. Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies: Strategies for Effective Organizationa Practice TR 4:00 - 5:15 PM Alfonso Morales  This class addresses the ways public sector organizations can improve their effectiveness in the light of growing fiscal and political constraints. Students will build the knowledge and skills needed to work in bureaucratic environments. The class will devote significant attention to a practical understanding of organizations, communication skills, life in bureaucracies, and your professional development.

CLS

530

 Adv. Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies: Working with Latinx Populations W 2:25-5:25 PM  Steven Quintana This blended learning course will involve students in an effort develop online materials to help service providers work effectively with people of Latin American descent in the United States.  CLS faculty from a variety of disciplines will contribute video lectures, readings, and assignments.  The course will be of interest to staff of community agencies, educators, healthcare providers, students interested in service-learning, and CLS certificate students.
CLS 699 Directed Study  --  --

Credit(s) for self-directed students learners conducting independent reading and research under the mentorship and guidance of a faculty member.

 

 

All course offerings are subject to change.

 

 

NOTE: For a full list of course offerings, please refer to the Course Guide