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Erasmo Gamboa
Seattle Campus

Latinos in the United States

Historical, social, and economic experience of Latinos in the United States. Major themes include education, labor, class, and gender identity. Analyzes rapid growth of old and newly established Latino communities, based on emigration from Latin America.

Class description

The course will cover the history, culture, and development of Latino communities in the U.S. Specifically, the course will examine Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican origin communities as well as post 1965 immigrant populations from various sending areas of the Americas.

Student learning goals

Become better informed about the history, socio-economic, and political background of nation's largest ethnic minority community.

Learn to address and think and write critically regarding general assumptions concerning Latinos in the U.S.

Become knowledgeable about the impact of globalization and increasing economic and political links across international borders in the Americas.

Become better informed about the various Latino groups that contribute to the diversity and complexity of U.S. society.

Learn to become socially responsible.

Learn to work independently in an ethnically diverse classroom setting as well as in small groups

General method of instruction

Lecture and class discussion during first part of the quarter. Directed reading and class discussion in second part. The third part of the quarter devoted to student led discussion and analysis of selections from literary anthology.

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Assigned reading, essay exams, and group rpoject.

Completion of the assignments determine the grade.

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 Erasmo Gamboa
Date: 04/13/2007