LATINOAM 213 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies
Section: 002
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Latinas/os (or Latinxs) are now the largest racial minority group in the United States. Combined, they have been credited with swaying marketing trends, popular culture, and local and national elections. Yet, most professions are scrambling to find individuals with the cultural competencies to respectfully engage and understand Latinx communities. This class offers such skills and information for students interested in careers in health, education, law, media, business, and politics. It offers an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the study of Mexican-American (Chicana/o or Chicanx), Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, Dominican-American, Central American-American, and other U.S. Latin American communities in the United States. Students understand not only the interconnections among these diverse communities, but also the differences that sometimes divide them.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, two exams, and a choice between doing either an individual or a group final project.

Intended Audience:

This class is geared toward undergraduate students who are interested in diversity, race and ethnic studies, histories of inequalities, migration, social justice, Latinas/os, and the nation's changing demographics.

LATINOAM 213 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
 
30584
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
P
30942
Open
2
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
30943
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30944
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 9780571246205
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Author: Di?az, Junot, 1968-
Required
ISBN: 9780143119289
Harvest of empire : a history of Latinos in America, Author: Gonzalez, Juan., Publisher: Penguin Books 2011
Required
ISBN: 9781479866045
Keywords for Latina/o studies
Required
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