LARAZ-100  Topics in La Raza Studies

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in La Raza Studies.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

LARAZ-110  Introduction to La Raza Studies

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D3-Ethnic Studies and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4C-Ethnic Studies.

This course will provide students with a historical awareness and multidisciplinary overview of La Raza Studies as an academic field. Students will gain a basic understanding of the historical, social, political, economic and cultural context of Chicanos(as) and Latinas(os) in the Americas. This course has a comparative and transnational approach.

 

LARAZ-113  Introduction to Analysis of American Political Institutions

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D3-Ethnic Studies, D8-Political Science, Government, and Legal Institutions, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4C-Ethnic Studies.

This course examines the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. system of government at the national and state levels, with an emphasis on Latino political participation. The course covers both U.S. and California political processes, and highlights the relationships between the federal government and state and local governments. It will also survey the resolution of conflicts and the establishment of cooperative mechanisms under the constitutions of both state and federal governments. Included will be the process to achieve resolution. Important events since the American Revolution and contributions of Latinos, women and various ethnic groups will be surveyed. Cultural diversity in California and in the U.S. will be emphasized.

 

LARAZ-125  Latin American History

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D6-History and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4F-History.

This course shall examine the history of Mexico, Central and South America. The course is a survey of the history and its influence upon the Latino people of the Americas.

 

LARAZ-127  History of Latinos in the United States (1846-present)

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D3-Ethnic Studies, D6-History, the IGETC for Area 4:Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area Fc-Ethnic Studies, Area 4F-History, and the CSU U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals area U-1: Historical Development of American Institutions and Ideals.

This course covers United States history from 1846 to the present with an emphasis on Latinos. The course will cover the Mexican War, Civil War, Great Depression, labor movement history, the Cold War, and the Latino struggle for civil rights. The course will emphasize Latino interactions with Africa Americans, Native Americans, Europeans, and Asian Americans. Students will analyze the development of American economic, social, and political institutions, as well as the United States constitution.

 

LARAZ-130  Contemporary Chicano/Latino Literature

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course will provide a survey of contemporary literature written by Chicano/Latino authors in the U.S. and Latin America.This course will explore the diversity of social, political, economic, personal, cultural, and gender-based experiences of Chicano/Latino people through the use of poetry, novels, short stories, and essays written by such authors.The course will also explore issues of identity and challenge students to examine their own identity within their culture, whatever this may be.

 

LARAZ-141  Introduction to Psychology of La Raza I

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D3-Ethnic Studies, D9-Psychology, the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4C-Ethnic Studies and Area 4I-Psychology.

This course presents study, analysis, and interpretation of factors to be considered in the psychological development of La Raza living in a white-oriented society.

 

LARAZ-190  Introduction to Chicano(a) and Latino(a) Film

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas C2-Humanities and the IGETC for Area 3B-Humanities.

This course examines films that deal with the Chicano(a) and Latino(a) experience, and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. The course will emphasize film analysis and interpretation, and will frame cinema as political, socioeconomic, cultural, and aesthetic practice. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin America will be encompassed in the course.

 

LARAZ-250  Poetry for the People: Introduction to the Art of Poetry

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas C2-Humanities and the IGETC for Area 3B-Humanities.

This course introduces students to poetry as culture, history, criticism, politics, and practice. Focusing comparatively on poetry from three American racial/ethnic groups, this course requires students to learn both the technical structure of various forms of poetry as well as the world views which inform specific poetic traditions. The groups and traditions may vary from semester but will include three of the following: Chicano/Latino, African/African American, Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous/Native American.

 

LARAZ-298  Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in La Raza Studies under the direction of an instructor.