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

Latinx and Latin American Studies Courses

  • LATINX LITERATURE (DV)(GE)
    Latinx Studies 337, Credits: 3

    This course deepens students' knowledge of the literatures produced by U.S. citizens and/or U.S. residents of Latinx descent. It considers the complex ways in which 1) history, 2) group and individual experience, 3) cultural values and traditions, and 4) collisions and collaborations with other cultures in the United States come together to shape Latinx identity , writing and overall literary

  • LATINA/LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN'S WRITING, ACTIVISM & CHANGE (DV)
    Latinx Studies 407, Credits: 3

    This course analyses writing by Latinas and Latin American women (XIX century-present), as well as the theories that frame their writing. Exposed to various themes and writing styles, students will engage in textual analysis and critical discussion to reflect on the authors¿ cultural and historical challenges as they engage in social change from their gendered and/or racialized critical identities.

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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