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Elizabeth Salas
CHSTU 260
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Chicano Politics

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.

Class description

This course will address the important issues of Chicano/a politics. These issues include Native American identity, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Vietnam War, third party politics, Chicana rights, the student protest movement and post-1960s issues. Politics will be analyzed in the cities with large Mexican American populations like San Antonio, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Student learning goals

Verbal goals

written goals

group participation skills

creative campaign thinking

political analysis

legislative aspects of ethnic politics

General method of instruction

Lecture, class and group discussion

Recommended preparation

Knowledge of Chicano/a history/politics, the Mexican American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Class assignments and grading

Midterm(20%) Final(20%) Paper(30%) Participation/Homework (30%)

Facts and analysis


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: 03/19/2013