Race & Ethnic Studies Program

Contact Information

Pilar Melero
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-3173
Location: Laurentide 4229

Mary Alkons
Academic Department Associate  
Phone: (262) 472-1042
Location: Laurentide 4233

Chicano Studies Courses

  • INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO STUDIES (DV)(GE)
    Chicano Studies 150, Credits: 3

    Identifies and interprets internal and external cultural experiences converging to form the present day Chicano.

  • CHICAN@ LITERATURE TO 1980 (DV)(GE)
    Chicano Studies 200, Credits: 3

    Identifies and interprets Chican@ literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on texts written before 1980. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation. (Also offered as ENGLISH 200 by Languages & Literatures)

  • CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE (DV)(GE)
    Chicano Studies 201, Credits: 3

    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 ENGLISH 201)

  • HISTORY IN THE US: 19TH CENTURY ROOTS & 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENT (DV)(GE)
    Chicano Studies 310, Credits: 3

    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.

  • POLITICS OF THE CHICANO (DV)(GE)
    Chicano Studies 320, Credits: 3

    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.

  • CHICANO AND LATINO AMERICAN THOUGHT (DV)(GE)
    Chicano Studies 330, Credits: 3

    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.

  • WORKSHOP
    Chicano Studies 490, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.

  • TRAVEL STUDY
    Chicano Studies 491, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

  • SEMINAR
    Chicano Studies 494, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

  • SPECIAL STUDIES
    Chicano Studies 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable a maximum of three times.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY
    Chicano Studies 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits.

CHICAN@ LITERATURE TO 1980 (DV)(GE)

Chicano Studies 200, Credits: 3

Identifies and interprets Chican@ literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on texts written before 1980. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation. (Also offered as ENGLISH 200 by Languages & Literatures)

CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE (DV)(GE)

Chicano Studies 201, Credits: 3

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 ENGLISH 201)

POLITICS OF THE CHICANO (DV)(GE)

Chicano Studies 320, Credits: 3

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.

CHICANO AND LATINO AMERICAN THOUGHT (DV)(GE)

Chicano Studies 330, Credits: 3

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.

WORKSHOP

Chicano Studies 490, Credits: 1-3

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.

TRAVEL STUDY

Chicano Studies 491, Credits: 1-3

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

SEMINAR

Chicano Studies 494, Credits: 1-3

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

SPECIAL STUDIES

Chicano Studies 496, Credits: 1-3

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable a maximum of three times.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Chicano Studies 498, Credits: 1-3

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits.

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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