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Assessment of Student Learning|Latina/o Studies

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Latina/o Studies Program
Dept. 4297, Ross Hall 106
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-4127
Fax: (307)766-2555

“What Every Latina/o Studies Minor Should Know”

Latina/o Studies courses emphasize perspectives that are historical and contemporary, theoretical and practical, and as well critical and aesthetic. These perspectives help to develop an understanding of oppression and resistance, at the individual, institutional and ideological levels. 

Upon completion of the University of Wyoming Latina/o Studies minor curriculum, students  will have an awareness and appreciation for the the Latina/o experience. Particularly as the Latina/o experience is expressed in the following concepts and principles of organic insight, relational awareness, historical perspective, power for social change, intersectionality, and aesthetics.

   1. Organic Insight– The development of a contextual framework for understanding one’s own and others’ experiences in relation to the Latina/o experience. More...

   2. Relational Awareness – The development of a theoretical framework for understanding how institutional social structures impact individuals, families, and communities, and in turn, how individuals, families, and communities impact social structures through resistance, social agency, and change. More...

   3. Historical Perspective – The development of a critical historical viewpoint for understanding how struggles around social, economic and political forces have shaped the traditional and contemporary Latina/o Diaspora. More...

   4. Power for Social Change – The development of a critical consciousness, which is necessary for a social praxis that combats oppressive racist ideologies and social structures that perpetuate individual and institutional inequalities. More...

   5. Intersectionality - gaining an awareness of the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation as it plays out organically, relationally, historically, and politically. More...

   6. Chicano Aesthetics – The development of an appreciation and awareness of the aesthetics evident in Chicano art, music, theater, literature, and other artistic expressions. More...

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