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Chicano-Latino Studies B.A.

Chicano & Latino Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 36 to 57
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The program's curriculum explores the dimensions of race, ethnicity, culture and identity, gender, and class in the United States, both historically and in contemporary times. Chicano-Latino studies majors take courses offered in two broadly defined fields of study, humanities and social science. Humanities content includes courses designed to increase awareness of Chicana/o culture, as well as intellectual, aesthetic, literary, historical, ethical, and human values. Social science content includes courses that analyze social institutions and how they affect the individual, as well as emphasize contemporary Chicana/o issues as they relate to the larger society. Areas of study include political science, anthropology, economics, sociology, and history. The bachelor of arts degree in Chicano-Latino studies is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers serving Chicana/o-Latina/o constituencies and to prepare students for graduate and advanced professional study in programs in which a minority affairs focus would be an asset. The program allows students the flexibility of pursuing work in related fields, such as Latin American studies, Spanish studies, Women's studies, and American studies. Double-majors are encouraged.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Spanish (preferred). with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the Chicano-Latino Studies BA is CHIC. Students should confer with faculty and their major advisor to select courses intended to meet their professional goals and intellectual interests. With prior approval from the department chair, up to 9 upper division credits of coursework (approximately 3 courses) not on the electives list but related to the discipline may count towards the electives requirement. CHIC 1112 is foundational and should be completed during the first or second year. Courses at 3xxx offer more focused opportunities to examine history, society, culture, literature, and gender. Majors must also complete a senior paper. Students may earn a BA and a minor in Chicano-Latino studies, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Core Requirements
Take 5 courses for a total of at least 15 credits.
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHIC 1112 - Introduction to Chicana/o Studies: Critical Paradigms [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Community and Advocacy
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHIC 1275 - Service Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3275 - Service Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
· CHIC 5374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the U.S.: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
Chicana Studies
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Music, Art and Literature
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
History
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHIC 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3634 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· 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)
Electives
Take a total of 18 elective credits, of which at least 15 must be taken at the 3xxx-level or above. With prior approval from the department chair, up to 9 upper-division credits of coursework (approximately 3 courses) not on the Electives list but related to the discipline may count towards the Electives requirement. Any course taken in fulfillment of the Core Requirement may not count toward the Electives Requirement.
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art [AH, CIV, WI] (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 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 1102 - Latinos in the United States: Culture and Citizenship [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 1102H - Honors: Latinos in the United States: Culture and Citizenship [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 1275 - Service Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3275 - Service Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (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 3412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 5412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms {Proposal} [GP] (3.0 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 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)
· 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 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMST 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3852 - Chicana/o Politics [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or POL 3752 - Chicana/o Politics [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 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)
· CHIC 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-9.0 cr)
or CHIC 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-3.0 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)
Senior Project
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· CHIC 4901W - Senior Paper [WI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· CHIC 4901W - Senior Paper [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art [AH, CIV, WI] (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)
 
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CHIC 1112 - Introduction to Chicana/o Studies: Critical Paradigms (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prevailing paradigms of analysis, methodologies of research, and guiding theoretical concepts that have shaped Chicano studies. Chicano history, culture, and meanings, including migration, repatriation, community formation, Chicano movement. Contemporary trends in art and culture.
CHIC 1275 - 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02537 - ArtH 3216W/Chic 3216W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A Chicana/o has been described as a Mexican-American with a political sense of identity that emerges from a desire for social justice. One journalist bluntly stated, "A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself" (Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times, 1970). This identity emerged through the Chicano Movement, a social and political mobilization that began in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement witnessed the rise of community-based political organizing to improve the working conditions, education, housing opportunities, health, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans. For its inception, the Chicano Movement attracted artists who created a new aesthetic and framework for producing art. A major focus of Chicana/o artists of the 1960s and 1970s was representation, the right to self-determination, and the role of art in fostering civic and public engagement. This focus continues to inform Chicana/o cultural production. Social intervention, empowerment, and institutional critique remain some of the most important innovations of American art of the last several decades, and Chicana/o artists played a significant role in this trend.
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 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 1102 - Latinos in the United States: Culture and Citizenship (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01061 - Chic 1102/Chic 1102H
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/cultural knowledge on the complex/multi-layered relationship that Latinos have to the U.S., their country of origin. Influence of social, cultural, and political dynamics on Latino identity, politics, and sense of belonging in the U.S. Cultural citizenship.
CHIC 1102H - Honors: Latinos in the United States: Culture and Citizenship (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01061 - Chic 1102/Chic 1102H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/cultural knowledge on the complex/multi-layered relationship that Latinos have to the U.S., their country of origin. Influence of social, cultural, and political dynamics on Latino identity, politics, and sense of belonging in the U.S. Cultural citizenship.
CHIC 1275 - 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 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 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.
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 3412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02550 - Chic 3410/Chic 3412/Chic 5410
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The course will examine the relationship between Western feminism and indigenous feminism as well as the interconnections between women of color feminism and indigenous feminism. In addition to exploring how indigenous feminists have theorized from 'the flesh' of their embodied experience of colonialism, the course will also consider how indigenous women are articulating decolonization and the embodiment of autonomy through scholarship, cultural revitalization, and activism.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 4901W - Senior Paper (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone experience. Students produce original research paper or creative project on a topic determined in consultation with a faculty adviser.
CHIC 4901W - Senior Paper (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone experience. Students produce original research paper or creative project on a topic determined in consultation with a faculty adviser.
CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02537 - ArtH 3216W/Chic 3216W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A Chicana/o has been described as a Mexican-American with a political sense of identity that emerges from a desire for social justice. One journalist bluntly stated, "A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself" (Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times, 1970). This identity emerged through the Chicano Movement, a social and political mobilization that began in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement witnessed the rise of community-based political organizing to improve the working conditions, education, housing opportunities, health, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans. For its inception, the Chicano Movement attracted artists who created a new aesthetic and framework for producing art. A major focus of Chicana/o artists of the 1960s and 1970s was representation, the right to self-determination, and the role of art in fostering civic and public engagement. This focus continues to inform Chicana/o cultural production. Social intervention, empowerment, and institutional critique remain some of the most important innovations of American art of the last several decades, and Chicana/o artists played a significant role in this trend.
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.