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Elizabeth Salas
CHSTU 256
Seattle Campus

Chicanas: Gender and Race Issues

Contemporary issues in the Chicana movement since the 1940s. Issues range from feminism and Chicana political, educational, and social organizations, to work, family, health, and the arts.

Class description

This course will cover the history and issues of concern to Chicanas. The history covers Native identity and its transformations over the centuries into that of women of Mexican ancestry living primarily in the United States. Other issues of concern to be covered in the course are in relation to gender, sexuality, class and race. Considerable discussion will revolve around the Chicana Movement that started in 1970 and continues up to this day.

Student learning goals

Students will learn about the chronology of the Chicana experience

Students will learn the critical intellectuals that contributed to Chicana thinking about different issues

Students will learn about numerous artists that have created original works that emphasize Chicana activism

Students will learn the major goals of the Chicana Movement

Students will write a paper analyzing and comparing Chicanas or issues of importance to Chicanas

Students will be exposed to the literature of the Chicana experience

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Midterm and Final 40% Paper 30% Class participation 30% Includes homework

The quality of written paperwork and a high level of class participation


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 Elizabeth Salas
Date: 10/16/2013