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Spring 2018 Courses

The Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program offers a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national-origin groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized around comparative topics or issues.

Examples include: Chicana and Latina History; Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies; Latina/os and Media; Chicana and Chicano History; Race in the Borderlands; The American West; Chican@ & Latin@ Film Culture; Chicana Feminisms; Chican@ & Latin@ and Latina/o Immigrant and Diasporic Cultures; Mexican American Politics; and Integrative Seminar in Comparative Race and Nationalism.

Course

Topic

Time

Instructor

Brief Description

 CLS  102

 

 55122

 (lect.)

 

Introduction to Comparative

Ethnic Studies -

T & Th

1:20-2:10

Humanities 2650

 

Enroll through discussion     section

 Christy Clark-   Pujara

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.

 

Pre-Reqs: Fr & So only

 CLS   201

 

 48695

 

Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

 

Cap: 40

T & Th

9:30am -10:45am

Sterling  1313

 

 Kimberly

 Hernandez

 

 

 

 Ana Marcela         Fuentes  

 

 

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.

Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr & So only

 CLS   201

 

 51429

Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

 

Cap: 40

M W F

9:55am - 10:45am

Sterling  1313

CLS  231

 

43651

(lect.)

Politics in Multi-

Cultural Societies

M W F

9:55am-10:45 am

Ingraham 22

 

Enroll through discussion     section

 

 

 Benjamin Márquez

Examines Race, ethnicity, and religion as political factors; cultural pluralism, politics, and policy in the United States and selected other multi-cultural politics.

 

Pre-Reqs: Fr & So only

CLS  330

 

51348

Topics in Chicano/a Studies:

Whiteness&

Racial Formation-U.S

M & W

2:30pm - 03:45pm

Ingraham 223

 

 

 

 Revel Sims

Explores the social construction of Whiteness in the U.S. from its origin in colonization to the contemporary period. A major focus of the class will be tracing the evolution of race, and through the lens of racial formation, introduce theories of about identity, citizenship and justice relevant to anti-racist praxis.

CLS  330

 

54556

Topics in Chicano/a Studies: 

Chicana         Feminisms 

M & W

4:00pm - 05:15pm

Ingraham 223

 Ana Marcela   Fuentes

Examines major concerns in Chicana Studies including the social construction of social relations, the intersection of gender with other identities, cultural mestizaje, and sexuality. Analyzes issues of concern among Chicanas and within Chicana studies including labor exploitation and organizing, educational equality, and political participation.  Critical engagement with interdisciplinary readings, poetry, Chicana popular culture, and film.

 CLS  355

 

 55809

Labor in the Americas: The U.S. and    Mexico

T & Th

9:30am -10:45am

Ingraham 225

 Patrick Barrett

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.

Pre-Reqs: Sophomore standing

 CLS  525

 

 55814

Dimensions of Latin@ Mental Health Services

 

Cap: 25

 M

 9:00am -12:00pm

 Room TBA

 Alyssa Ramírez

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.

 CLS  530

 

 55351

Advanced Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies:

“Ethnicity, Race, & Justice”

 T & Th

 1:00pm – 2:15pm

 SOC SCI  6102

 Michael Light

This course 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.

 CLS  530

 

 55352

 

Advanced Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies:

“Immigration, Crime & Enforcement”

 

 T & Th

 4:00pm – 5:15pm

 SOC SCI 6203

 Michael Light

This course engages both historical and present-day     debates surrounding immigration and crime. Emphases include: (1) theories of migration and criminal behavior; (2) the motivation for, and effectiveness of, immigration enforcement; (3) the increasing use of criminal justice tools in border enforcement, and; (4) the experiences of living undocumented in the United States. A significant focus of this course will be on Latin@ immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 CLS 699

 

 

Directed Study

 

 

Credits for self- directed student learners conducting independent reading and research under the mentorship and guidance of a faculty member

 

 LACIS

 260

Latin America: An Introduction

 T & TH 11:00am-12:15pm

 

 Enroll through         discussion section

 

 Patrick

 Iber

DARS Exception Class

 COUN

 PSY 225

Coming to Terms with Cultural Diversity : Invitation to Dialogue

Online, Multiple Face-to-Face discussion sections.

Enroll through discussion section

 Alberta Gloria

 

 Lynet

 Uttal

DARS Exception Class

 COUN

 PSY 620

Community Based Learning with Refugees and Immigrants

W 1-4 pm

Room 301 Ed Sciences building & on site in the community

 

 Lynet

 Uttal

DARS Exception Class

 CUR RIC       240

 

 

  SOC 134

 

Critical Aspects of Teaching

 

 

Problems of American Racial & Ethnic       Minorities

 T 1-2:15, Discussions

 T 2:30-3:45

 

 

 

 Mary Louise   Gomez

 

 

 TBA

DARS Exception Class

 

 

 

DARS Exception Class

 

All course offerings are subject to change. 

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