CHICANO STUDIES (615)

Chicano Studies deals with those who may call themselves Mexican, Hispanic or
Latino.

Chicano Studies provides the student with an opportunity to study the role of the
Chicano in, and his relationship to, United States society in general. These
courses serve to broaden perceptions of the origins, conditions, and experiences of
Hispanics by exploring their social and philosophical values. The study of the
Chicano/Latino experience includes an examination of Chicano history and literature,
culture and political thought from earliest antecedents to the present day.

615-150 INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO STUDIES GE 3 cr
Identifies and interprets internal and external cultural experiences converging to
form the present day Chicano.

615-200 CHICANO LITERATURE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT GE/DIVERSITY 3 cr
AND CONTEMPORARY TEXT

Identifies and interprets Chicano literature in a social and historical context with
emphasis on contemporary text. All Spanish language texts are provided in
translation. (Also offered as 680-200 by English Department.)
Unreq: 680-200.

615-201 CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE GE/DIVERSITY 3 cr
Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction, and poetry within their cultural and
historical context: examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human
expression. (Also offered as 680-201 by English Department.)
Unreq: 680-201.

615-310/510 HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S.: GE/DIVERSITY 3 cr
19TH CENTURY ROOTS AND 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENT

Interprets historical events of the U.S. and their impact on the Chicano emphasizing
19th century roots and 20th century development. Takes an in depth look at
implications of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and 20th century Mexican
Immigration.

615-320/520 POLITICS OF THE CHICANO GE/DIVERSITY 3 cr
A comprehensive analysis of Chicano life as it relates to U.S. governmental
institutions. Chicanos are presented in terms of their political, social, and
religious affiliations; their economic and occupational status; and their family
life and language relationships to the U.S. Federal System of Government. This
study views Chicanos from two separate perspectives: as a self-contained ethnic
minority and as a part of the broader U.S. population.

615-330 CHICANO AND LATINO AMERICAN THOUGHT GE/DIVERSITY 3 cr
A close analysis of the ideological perspectives of the Hispanic Movement will show
that the issues inherent in this movement are not new ones. The Hispanic situation,
that of a conquered people, traces its beginnings to the early XVI century with the
conquest of Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes. Essays from both the conqueror and the
conquered will be studied that show that ideologically Aztlan and Latino American
countries have a similar point of reference.

615-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

615-491/691 TRAVEL STUDY Repeatable 1-3 cr

615-494 SEMINAR 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

615-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

615-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: Consent of instructor.