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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES
CHICANO STUDIES

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CHSTU 101 Introduction to Chicano Studies (5) I&S Gamboa, Salas
Selected themes in Chicano experience; studies in Chicano politics and Chicano socioeconomic concerns.
Instructor Course Description: Devon G Pena Elizabeth Salas Antonio Sanchez

CHSTU 200 Latinos in the United States (5) I&S Gamboa, Salas
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.
Instructor Course Description: Devon G Pena Erasmo Gamboa

CHSTU 254 Northwest Latinos: History, Community, Culture (5) I&S Gamboa
Traces the history, extent, and development of the Chicano/Latino presence from the early Spanish period to the present. Examines the major contemporary political, social, and economic issues affecting Northwest Chicano/Latinos in a broader national and international context.

CHSTU 255 Mexican Women: Past and Present (5) I&S, DIV Salas
Survey of women in Mexican society from Meso-American times to the 1940s.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth Salas

CHSTU 256 Chicanas: Gender and Race Issues (5) I&S Salas
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.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth Salas

CHSTU 260 Introduction to Chicano Politics (5) I&S
Surveys the political position and activities of Mexican-American peoples in the United States from two perspectives: (1) Chicanos as objects of the political process of U.S. life, (2) contributions of the Chicano people to U.S. politics.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth Salas

CHSTU 320 Food Sovereignty Movements in Mexico and the United States (5) I&S Pena
Interdisciplinary study of agrifood systems and food sovereignty movements in Mexico and Mexican-origin communities in the United States. Uses the methods and materials of ethnography, agroecology, and political ecology in concert with environmental history, rural sociology, deconstructive discourse analysis, eco-criticism, and predictive ecology. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Devon G Pena

CHSTU 330 Chicano/Chicana Autobiography (5) I&S
Explores the issue of Chicano, or Mexican-American, identity. Examines statements of selfhood by Chicanos, studied in order to understand the relationship between individual and society in creating identity.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

CHSTU 332 Chicano Film and Narrative (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV Flores
Provides a historical overview of the evolution of Chicano culture through film. Critically examines the portrayal and self-portrayal of Chicanos in film and selected works of narrative. Taught in English.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

CHSTU 340 Latina/Latino Theater (5) VLPA Habell-Pallan
Explores the contextual, theoretical, thematic, and formal dimensions of U. S. Latina and Latino theater and performance art in the contemporary period. Examines performances and play scripts as a way of analyzing innovations in form, language, and content produced by Chicano/Latino teatro and performance art.
Instructor Course Description: Michelle Habell-Pallan

CHSTU 342 Working Latinas and Latinos: Changing Sites of Identity in Daily Life (5) I&S
Provides a sociological examination of Latina/o working lives. Focuses on how inequalities, power relations and social change shape work and Latina/o identity in local and global contexts. Covers race and gender consciousness, informal/formal work, labor recruitment, changing contexts of home and family, youth and children's work, immigration legislation, organizing, and entrepreneurship.
Instructor Course Description: Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky

CHSTU 352 Mexican Immigration: A Comparative Analysis (5) I&S Gamboa, Salas
Examines and compares constant Mexican immigration with that of other immigrants to the United States as one of the most important issues confronting Chicanos and other Americans in the United States.
Instructor Course Description: Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky Gabriel Gallardo

CHSTU 354 Unions, Labor, and Civil Rights in California and Pacific Northwest Agriculture (5) I&S Gamboa
Comparative study of Southwest and Pacific Northwest farm workers against the social movement of the 1960's, its significance in the socio-political development of the Chicano civil rights movement, and its legacy. Uses historical and social science research methods along with analytical criticism to examine the period of social history.

CHSTU 356 The Chicano Family (5) I&S Salas
The historical, psycho-social, and sociocultural role of the Chicano family from Meso-American times to the present.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth Salas

CHSTU 359 U.S. Latino Politics (5) I&S, DIV Barreto
Examines historical and current political incorporation of Latinos in the United States. Topics include Latino voting and voter mobilization, office seeking and representation, Latino public opinion, and public policy formation on "Latino issues." Offered: jointly with POL S 359.

CHSTU 405 Advanced Chicano Studies (5) I&S Gamboa
Chicano culture as related to current values and health practices, Mexican labor and immigration in both historical and contemporary setting. Chicano politics 1848 to present. Recurrent problems of Chicanos in society; social movement for acceptance and for self-determination.

CHSTU 416 Comparative Social Movements: Mexico and the United States (5) I&S Pena
Historical, ethnographic, and theoretical perspectives in the study of Mexican-origin communities in social movements in Mexico and the United States with a focus on workers, immigrants, peasants, women, indigenous peoples, and students as forces of collective mobilization and social, cultural, and political change. Offered: jointly with ANTH 416.

CHSTU 465 Contemporary Chicano Literature (5) VLPA Flores
Examines one or more problems, themes, and/or figures in the developing body of Chicano literature. Taught in English.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

CHSTU 466 Chicano Literature: Fiction (5) VLPA Flores
Examines nineteenth- and early twentieth-century fiction, as well as contemporary works in attempts to trace the development of Chicano fiction in the proper historical trajectory. Taught in English.

CHSTU 498 Special Topics in Chicano Studies (3-5, max. 10) I&S Gamboa, Olguin, Salas
Interdisciplinary course concentrating on one or more aspects of the Chicano experience.

CHSTU 499 Independent Study and Research (1-6, max. 10) Gamboa, Olguin, Salas
Students work individually or in teams.