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Instructor(s): Christy Clark-Pujara
Semester and Year: Spring 2018

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.

Instructor(s): Megan Bailon
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Chicanas/os in the United States. Students will become acquainted with recent scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chicana/o studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chicana/o experience in the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

20 seats in the MWF section are reserved for FIG students.  

Instructor(s): Christina Treviño-Murphy
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Chicanas/os in the United States. Students will become acquainted with recent scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chicana/o studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chicana/o experience in the United States. Themes will include migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

20 seats in the MWF section are reserved for FIG students.  

Instructor(s): Kimberly Hernandez
Semester and Year: Spring 2018

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.

Instructor(s): Patrick Stephen Barrett
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

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.

Instructor(s): Revel Sims
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Topic: Gentrification in Latinx Communities

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.  

Instructor(s): Christina Treviño-Murphy
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Uses the Latinx concept of “borderlands” and the Black feminist concept of “intersectionality” to analyze queer theory and practice. Using theory, case studies, and diverse forms of media and expressive culture, the course critically examines the construction of gender and sex.Topic TBA 

Instructor(s): Jason Kido Lopez
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

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.

Instructor(s): Ruben Medina
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Topic: Mexican Migration to the US.  Explores topic from historical, cultural, political, literary & gender studies perspectives. Analyzes films, documentaries, testimonies, essays, novels, stories, & music in connection with theories of migration, transnationalism, & transculturation. Discusses legal/illegal status, social mobility, cultural integration, belonging, language, & the production of new gendered identities. Taught in Spanish.

Instructor(s): Armando Ibarra
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Explores Chicanx and Latinx social movement participation & collective action from the 1940s to the present. Analyzes paradigms, theories, & debates about historical & contemporary economic, cultural, & sociopolitical dimensions of the Latinx position in the USA. Focuses on race and racialization, power and powerlessness, migration, community development, & gender. Compares different Latinx groups.

Instructor(s): Carolina Sarmiento
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Theoretical, critical, and analytical understanding and application of the conscious and systematic use of data, inquiry and analysis for community, organization and program diagnosis, intervention and evaluation in various community-based and nonprofit organizations.

Instructor(s): Michael Light
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

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.

Instructor(s): Alfonso Morales
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Examines identity formation and associated processes for individuals and in society. Traces the history of ‘Spanish-Speaking,’ ‘Hispanic, Chicano, Latino, and Latinx and locate each in socio-political processes. Students will explore the future of identity, socially and individually and they will determine how they know to identify the way(s) that they do, at this point in their lives.

Instructor(s): TBD
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

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

Instructor(s): Alberta Gloria & Lynet Uttal
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

DARS Exception Course 

Instructor(s): Stephen Quintana
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

DARS Exception Course.  Associated with the CLS FIG

Instructor(s): Online
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

DARS Exception Course 

Instructor(s): Lynet Uttal
Semester and Year: Spring 2018

DARS Exception Course

Instructor(s): Mary Louise Gomez
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

DARS Exception Course

Instructor(s): Benjamin Marquez
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

Note: FIG Students Only 

Instructor(s): Various Instructors
Semester and Year: Fall 2018

DARS Exception Course