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