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Elizabeth Salas
CHSTU 356
Seattle Campus

The Chicano Family

The historical, psycho-social, and sociocultural role of the Chicano family from Meso-American times to the present.

Class description

The course will explore the historical and contemporary role of Chicana/o families. Areas of focus will be 1)religious formations and transformations 2)family concerns about labor, class, gender norms and education

Student learning goals

Students will learn how to analyze important factors which constitute traditional, bi-cultural and modern family adaptations in the United States. Students will learn what are the concerns of Chicana/o families and congtrast them with the literature about family life found in academic literature and the mass media.

General method of instruction

Lecture and class discussion. Students will create a family project that requires an in-class presentation and a paper.

Recommended preparation

CHSTU 101 should be taken before this class

Class assignments and grading

Assignments consist of reading course materials so students can engage in questions and discussion during the lectaure.

Daily responses to a question asked in class 30% Family project presentation/paper 30% midterm 20% final 20%


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: 01/26/2007