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Chicano-Latino Studies Minor

Chicano & Latino Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
The program focuses on the social, historical, and cultural experience of the Mexican and Latino populations in the United States. Courses in the curriculum examine the culture, literature, and history of Chicana/os and Latina/os in the United States.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students may earn a BA or a minor in Chicano-Latino studies, but not both.
Minor Requirements
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3221 - Introduction to Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Barrio Culture and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3275 - Service Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3352 - Transnational Chicana/o Theory: Global Views/Borderland Spaces (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3375 - Folklore of Greater Mexico [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3452 - Xicana/Indigena Studies: History, Culture, and Politics [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3672 - Chicana/o Experience in the Midwest [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3771 - Latino Social Power and Social Movements in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3888 - Immigration and the U.S. Latina/o Experience: Diaspora, Identity, and Community [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4275 - Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
or CHIC 5374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the U.S.: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
· CHIC 3423 - Central American Revolutions (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3423 - Central American Revolutions (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3425 - History of Modern Mexico (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3425 - History of Modern Mexico (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-9.0 cr)
or CHIC 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3852 - Chicana/o Politics [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or POL 3752 - Chicana/o Politics [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3900 - Topics in Chicano Studies (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 5920 - Topics in Chicana(o) Studies (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3208 - Mexico on My Mind [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3208 - Mexico On My Mind [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3634 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3446 - Chicana/o History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3446 - Chicana/o History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4232 - Chicana/o - Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 4232 - Chicana/o - Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMST 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
 
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CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of diverse forms of cultural expressiveness in Mexican American music/art. History of various types of artistic production and musical forms in their regional specificity. Social/economic implications of several genres, styles, and traditions.
CHIC 3221 - Introduction to Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Barrio Culture and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cultural studies approach to investigating aesthetic dimensions of experience that inform and are informed by dynamic relationship between culture, class, ethnicity, and power.
CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o visual representation. Depiction of Latina/o experience, history, and culture in film. Analyzing independent/commercial films as texts that illuminate deeply held beliefs around race, class, ethnicity, gender, and national origin.
CHIC 3275 - Service Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01132 - Chic 1275/Chic 3275
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Normative/applied ethics used to reflect on personal/societal responsibilities and to analyze U.S. educational systems. Institutional/social constraints on equitable educational opportunities for Chicano/Latino students. Models of inclusive/just education. Students tutor/mentor Chicanos/Latinos, dialogue with Chicano/Latino educators.
CHIC 3352 - Transnational Chicana/o Theory: Global Views/Borderland Spaces
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Demographic realities, political/economic shifts, cultural exchanges that characterize U.S.-Mexico borderland spaces in global economy. Historically contextualized, transnational approach to cultures, politics, and economics of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Dnamics of borderland spaces.
CHIC 3375 - Folklore of Greater Mexico (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly survey and exploration of the sociocultural function of various types of folklore in Greater Mexico. Ways in which folklore constructs and maintains community, as well as resists and engenders cultural shifts.
CHIC 3452 - Xicana/Indigena Studies: History, Culture, and Politics (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical, cultural, and political processes impacting Chicanas/os and their understanding of being indigenous to the North American continent. History, culture, and identity formation as dynamic processes intimately related to present and future constructions of Mexican American identities and sociopolitical perspectives.
CHIC 3672 - Chicana/o Experience in the Midwest (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experiences of people generally defined as Chicano or Latino, living in the Midwest. Individual/group identity. Focuses on construction of Chicano-Latino experience. How identity affirmation, migration stories, immigration status, historical memory, and cultural traditions are impacted by being in the Midwest.
CHIC 3771 - Latino Social Power and Social Movements in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How Latinos have collectively resisted social domination. Theories of social power/movements. Resistance by Latinos during 60s/70s. Current organized efforts to curb immigration, establish English as official language, and limit immigrant rights.
CHIC 3888 - Immigration and the U.S. Latina/o Experience: Diaspora, Identity, and Community (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02058
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of migrants from Latin America to the United States in 20th/21st century. Migrant engagements with US society. Pre-existing Latina/o and other ethnic communities. experiences within political, economic, and social aspects of life at local/global level.
CHIC 4275 - Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical frameworks of social justice and community engagement for work outside classroom with/in Latina/o community. Worker issues/organizing. Placements in unions, worker organizations. Policy initiatives on labor issues. Students reflect on their own identity development, social location, and position of power/privilege.
CHIC 3374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy (CIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, economic, legal realities of migrant farmworkers. Demographic shifts/movements. How organizing, advocacy, consumer influence act as change agents ethical dilemma of consuming cheap food. Significant work completed outside classroom, including trip to migrant camp.
CHIC 5374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the U.S.: Families, Work, and Advocacy (CIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01146
Typically offered: Every Spring
Socioeconomic/political forces that impact migrant farmworkers. Effects of the laws and policies on everyday life. Theoretical assumptions/strategies of unions and advocacy groups. Role/power of consumer. How consuming cheap food occurs at expense of farmworkers.
CHIC 3423 - Central American Revolutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chic/Hist 3423
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Social, political, and economic issues that have shaped Central American history for nearly two centuries. Colonial histories, capitalist development, ethnic/racial conflict, foreign intervention, Catholic Church, civil war throughout region. Readings/discussions cover events in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
HIST 3423 - Central American Revolutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chic/Hist 3423
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social, political and economic issues that have shaped Central American history for nearly two centuries. Focuses on influences of colonial histories, capitalist development, ethnic/racial conflict, foreign intervention, Catholic Church, civil war throughout region. Readings cover events in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.
CHIC 3425 - History of Modern Mexico
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chic/Hist 3425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mexico, from independence to present. Struggles for land, liberty, and equality. Ethnicity, gender and class. Economic growth, nationalism, and globalization. Urbanization, immigration, demographic transition.
HIST 3425 - History of Modern Mexico
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chic/Hist 3425
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Mexico from independence to the present: struggles for land, liberty, and equality; ethnicity, gender, and class; economic growth, nationalism, and globalization; urbanization, immigration, demographic transition.
CHIC 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01817 - Chic 3507W/EngL 3507W
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, intellectual, and sociopolitical traditions of Mexican Americans as they are represented in creative literature. Genres/forms of creative cultural expression and their significance as representations of social, cultural, and political life in the United States. Novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, drama, essay, poetry, and hybrid forms of literature.
ENGL 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01817
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, intellectual, and sociopolitical traditions of Mexican Americans as they are represented in creative literature. Genres/forms of creative cultural expression and their significance as representations of social, cultural, and political life in the United States. Novels, short stories, creative nonfiction, drama, essay, poetry, and hybrid forms of literature.
CHIC 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -9.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading, research, and study. Students often do preliminary readings and research in conjunction with plans for education abroad programs. prereq: instr consent
CHIC 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading, research, and study for completion of the requirements for a senior paper or honors thesis. prereq: instr consent
CHIC 3852 - Chicana/o Politics (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01223 - Chic 3852/Pol 3752
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of Chicana/o politics through an analysis of Mexican American experience, social agency, and response to larger political systems and behaviors using social science methods of inquiry. Unequal power relations, social justice, and the political economy.
POL 3752 - Chicana/o Politics (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01223 - Chic 3852/Pol 3752
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of Chicana/o politics through analysis of Mexican American experience, social agency. Response to larger political systems/behaviors using social science methods of inquiry. Unequal power relations, social justice, political economy.
AAS 3862 - American Immigration History (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01887
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Global migrations to U.S. from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, from early 19th century to present. Causes/cultures of migration. Migrant communities, work, and families. Xenophobia, assimilation/integration, citizenship, ethnicity, race relations. Debates over immigration. Place of immigration in America's national identity.
CHIC 3862 - American Immigration History (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01887
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Global migrations to U.S. from Europe, Asia, Latin American, and Africa, from early 19th century to present. Causes/cultures of migration. Migrant communities, work, and families. Xenophobia, assimilation/integration, citizenship, ethnicity, race relations. Debates over immigration. Place of immigration in America's national identity.
HIST 3862 - American Immigration History (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01887
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Global migrations to U.S. from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, from early 19nth century to present. Causes/cultures of migration. Migrant communities, work, and families. Xenophobia, assimilation/integration, citizenship, ethnicity, race relations. Debates over immigration. Place of immigration in America's national identity.
CHIC 3900 - Topics in Chicano Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by section of course.
CHIC 5920 - Topics in Chicana(o) Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary themes in Chicana(o) studies. Issues of current interest.
ARTH 3208 - Mexico on My Mind (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02026
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Images/issues across time and over a vast geographic territory--from art of Pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica to colonial, post-Independence, and modern Mexico to modern Chicano art in the United States. How Mexico and its people have represented themselves and been represented by others. Identify, define, and solve some of the intricate problems that arise when representing and viewing images of oneself and others. Interpret/make more informed choices. Role images play in community, national, and international politics through history. How these images have come to shape modern perceptions and how these perceptions affect people in Mexico and the United States today.
CHIC 3208 - Mexico On My Mind (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02026 - ArtH 3208/Chic 3208
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Images of art from Pre-Columbian cultures to modern Mexico/Chicano art in United States. How Mexico/its people have represented themselves/been represented by others. Role images play in community, national, international politics through history.
CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01049 - Chic 3212/WoSt 3410
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly/creative work of Chicanas or politically defined women of Mexican American community. Interdisciplinary. Historical context, cultural process, and autoethnography.
GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01049
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly/creative work of Chicanas or politically defined women of Mexican American community. Interdisciplinary. Historical context, cultural process, autoethnography.
CHIC 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00593
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics.
GLOS 3634 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00593
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics.
HIST 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00593
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics.
CHIC 3446 - Chicana/o History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02109
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the U.S. Notions of citizenship from WWII. Chicano civil rights movement. Impact of immigration patterns/legislation. Cultural wars, changing demographics. Social, economic, and political changes that influenced day-to-day life of Mexican Americans. Meaning of racialized "Mexican" identity. How different groups of Mexicans have understood their relationships to other Americans and other Latino groups.
HIST 3446 - Chicana/o History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02109 - Chic 3446/Hist 3446
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in U.S. Notions of citizenship from WWII. Chicano civil rights movement. Impact of immigration patterns/legislation. Cultural wars, demographics. Social, economic, political changes. Meaning of racialized "Mexican" identity. How different groups of Mexicans have understood their relationships to other Americans/other Latino groups.
AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of the structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
CHIC 4232 - Chicana/o - Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02065
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Critical thinking of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os around construction of gender. Politics of sexual identity. How the self is gendered in relationship to sexual, racial, class, and national identities under different social structural conditions. Way in which the "borders" that define/confine sexual norms shift over time.
GLBT 4232 - Chicana/o - Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02065
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Critical thinking of Chicanas/os, Latinas/os around construction of gender. Politics of sexual identity. How self is gendered in relationship to sexual, racial, class, national identities under different social structural conditions.
CHIC 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01460 - Chic 4401/GWSS 4401
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings in Chicana/Latina cultural studies. TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre, literature. Identity/sexuality. Production of culture/theory.
GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01460 - Chic 4401/GWSS 4401
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings in Chicana/Latina cultural studies. TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre, literature. Identity/sexuality. Production of culture/theory.
CHIC 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02404 - AmSt 3752/Chic 3752
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to sociological analysis of theoretical/methodological approaches to Chicano/a and Latina/o communities. Socioeconomic conditions, education, cultural change, the family, gender relations, political experiences. Theories, issues, methods of sociological research. Debates regarding qualitative/quantitative research methods.
AMST 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02404
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to sociological analysis of theoretical/methodological approaches to Chicano/a and Latina/o communities. Socioeconomic conditions, education, cultural change, the family, gender relations, political experiences. Theories, issues, methods of sociological research. Debates regarding qualitative/quantitative research methods.