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Antonio Sanchez
CHSTU 101
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Chicano Studies

Selected themes in Chicano experience; studies in Chicano politics and Chicano socioeconomic concerns.

Class description

Targeted and relevant themes in the Pan-Hispanic/Lation and Chicano experiences; studies in Chicano historical, cultural, political, and current socioeconomic experiences.

This course will review, through the prism of history, sociology, gender, anthropology, religion, education, art, and culture, the many dimensions of this culture group. Class discussion, readings, audio visuals, guest speakers, and class lectures will combine to give the student an understanding of the history, culture, experience, and heritage of Chicanas/os/Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. We will learn to apply this information in the context of current issues. Class information is designed to be used as tools that can be applied in other disciplines so that the student can more effectively work or interact with this population. The student will have ample opportunity to discuss and critically analyze the ideas presented in the classroom, and open forum. Applications to real life practicalities are very much emphasized.

Student learning goals

Students will learn how to critically analyze and discuss secondary and primary resources on Chicana/o history and anthropology.

Students will learn how to synthesize lecture material and other teaching tools provided together with assigned readings to develop their own analysis, applicatoin, and discussions.

Students will learn to a write short essay(s) that reflect an understanding of Chicana/o history, and literature as they apply to current events and the Chicano/ a experience.

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussions, audio visuals, guest speakers, and student led discussions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Majority of grade is group presentation based. Other assignments will be an essay based on Quizzes on secondary readings and participation.

(30%) 2 Position Papers (30%) 3 Independent Research assignments (10%) Attendance and Active student-based Participation (30%) Final Cooperative Group Learning Project

Accuracy of information, writing form, participation and class presentation delivery.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Antonio Sanchez
Date: 03/28/2013