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2008-2009 University Catalog

Chicano/a Studies

 

CHS 100 CHICANA/OS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

This course offers an introductory study of Chicana/os in contemporary society in the United States. It focuses on areas such as culture, history, fine arts, family, language, education, politics, economics, and social issues as they relate to the Mexican American experience in relationship to other groups in American society.

GenEd: C3B, D

CHS 292 CHICANA/O STUDIES SERVICE LEARNING AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (3)

Two hours lecture per week and two hours activity per week

Prerequisite: CHS 100, Sophomore Status or Consent of Instructor

Introduces students to the practices necessary for effective research and work on issues of social justice in Chicana/o communities. Students will learn how to identify, research, and reflect upon problems through the examination of case studies and hands-on service learning and civic engagement experiences. The course prepares students for more advanced service learning skills required in CHS 492.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

GenEd: D

CHS 331 TRANSBORDER PERSPECTIVES IN CHICANA/O STUDIES (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Focuses on the major theoretical concepts in transborder studies as they apply to Chicana/o studies in the areas of culture and cultural production, economics, gender issues, health, history, and migration.

GenEd: C3B, D, Interdisciplinary

CHS 350 CHICANA/O HISTORY AND CULTURE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Examines the historical settlement and culture of Chicanas/os in the United States to the present. Particular attention is given to the relationship of the Chicana/o experience to the economic, political, and social institutions of the United States. These institutions are examined in relation to historical movements and developments that span over several centuries.

Same as HIST 350

CHS 364 CHICANO ENGLISH (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Examination of the social, cultural and linguistic factors that influence the development of Chicano English. Investigates the language use of Chicano’s and the sociolinguistic and sociocultural ways of speaking and communicating. Issues of language variety, influence of Spanish, social history and use and function in the Chicano community. Implications for K-12 schooling are addressed.

CHS 491 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHICANA/O STUDIES (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHS 331, Senior Standing or Consent of Instructor

Guiding theoretical concepts that have shaped Chicana/o Studies. Includes a critical examination of emerging Chicana/o Studies theoretical perspectives in light of contemporary intellectual frameworks in the social sciences, arts, and humanities, post-modernism, critical theory, and critical race theory. Includes analysis of self-representation and socio-cultural developments in the Chicana/o community.

CHS 492 INTERNSHIP/SERVICE LEARNING (1-3)

Two to six hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHS 210, CHS 491, or Consent of Instructor

Work/volunteer experience in an appropriate setting. Students are required to write a reflective report of their experience.

CHS 494 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1-3)

One to Three hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Junior Standing and Consent of an Instructor within or affiliated with the program

Independent reading and/or research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Repeatable.

CHS 497 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3)

One to three hours per week Prerequisite: Junior Standing and Consent of Instructor within or affiliated with the program Exploring existing literature in important Chicana/o Studies topics.

CHS 499 SERVICE LEARNING CAPSTONE IN CHICANA/O STUDIES (1-3)

One to three hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Upper division standing as a Chicana/o Studies major or Consent of Instructor

Students complete a project approved by the faculty advisor which will integrate prior course work with the general expectations of the program. Completed projects will be disseminated to the campus community.

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