- Course Number:
- CHLA 202
- Course Title:
- Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies II
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Course DescriptionIntroduces Chicano/Latino social, political, and economic status in the United States. Includes an examination of the political and economic structure, organization and U.S. society, and the status and class position of various Chicano/Latino groups. Also includes a demographic profile and overview of current social issues. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test sores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is transferable to a four-year institution and is applicable toward an Associate Degree; fulfills Diversity requirement.
Prerequisites: CHLA 201 recommended.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Articulate an understanding of key events and factors that shaped the social, political, and economic status of Chicano/Latino peoples and use
critical thinking in order to evaluate these events and their impact on Chicano/Latino peoples.
- Recognize the major factors that influenced changes in the social, political, and economic status of Chicano/Latino cultures in order to appreciate
and evaluate Chicano/Latino diversity.
- Employ an understanding of current social issues related to the social, political, and economic status of Chicano/Latino peoples as a guide to interact with Chicano/Latino peoples in personal and professional environments.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be presented by means of lecture, discussion, and demonstrations. Students grades will be determined from a combination of attendance and participation, examinations and quizzes, and projects and service learning.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluation of students performance will include a combination of assessments such as:
- Class discussion and participation;
- Written assignments;
- Individual and/or group projects;
- Service learning;
- Reading journal;
- Attendance at assigned films, plays, and/or presentations by speakers.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Citizens and Residents
- Social Services
- Neighborhood, Power, and Influence
- Gangs and Status
- Politics and Work
- Work and Status
- Poverty and Riches
- Caste and Class among Chicano/Latino Peoples
- Assimilation and Recent Migrants
- The New Hispanics Part II
Competencies and Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Identify and describe major events that shape the social, political, and economic status of Chicano/Latino peoples in the United States;
- Assess the impact of education, work, citizenship, heritage, recency of residence and other societal factors on the economic and political status of Chicano/Latino peoples in the United States;
- Identify the social, political, and economic themes, issues, and contexts that crosscut key events in Chicano/Latino history and assess their relative importance in shaping the Chicano/Latino experience in the United States;
- Write and present a short research paper on a social, political, and/or economic issue of importance to Chicano/Latino peoples in the United States;
- Use appropriate terminology to accurately describe the development of the Chicano/Latino social, economic, and political experience in the United States;
- Identify key social, economic, and political historical issues that apply today and assess their impact.