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Chicano Studies (CHST)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1030. Social Justice in the 21st Century. 3. [{none}<>I, D] Appropriate for students interested in diversity and social justice. Topics covered through an interdisciplinary study of people and society range from identity, critical thinking, empowerment, role models, stereotyping, institutional discrimination, and tolerance. The key lynchpin is active participation in the development and maintenance of just communities.  Cross listed with AAST/ AMST/ WMST/ AIST 1030.  Enrollment preference will be given to We The People FIG students.

1100. Introduction to Chicano Studies. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, D] Provides a basic understanding of the historical, social, and cultural context of the Mexican American Chicano people. Examines the major theoretical and conceptual frameworks which explain the Mexican American Chicano experience. Examines the comparative relations with other groups and major social and policy issues. Provides an introduction to the conduct of research in field.

2001. Gender and Ethnicity in Science. 3. Covers factors affecting the performance and retention of women and ethnic minority students in science careers, and science as a social construct. Cross listed with WMST 2001. Prerequisites:  none.

2060. Special Topics in____. 3. Special topics course through which regular or visiting faculty can present progress regarding specialized or new topics.

2360. Mexican American Literature. 3. Discusses literary reflections of Chicanoism. Studies literature of the Hispanic Southwest, Mexican-American folklore and the contemporary Chicano movement. Cross listed with ENGL 2360. Prerequisite: WA.

2370. Chicano History: Origins to 1900. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, D] General survey of the history of the Mexican American Chicano people in the United States. Examines the origins and development of Mexican Americans, Chicanos through the major historical processes which have shaped their experience. Major themes include multicultural, multiethnic context, origins; changing identity, comparative relations to other social, ethnic groups, culture, social structure, politics, economy, immigration, and the influence of United States-Mexico relations. Cross listed with HIST 2370 and GEOG 2370.

2385. Chicano History: 1900 to Present. 3. [C2, G1<>(none)] General survey of the history of the Mexican American Chicano people in the United States. Examines the origins and development of Mexican Americans, Chicanos through the major historical processes which have shaped their experience. Major themes include multicultural, multiethnic context, origins; changing identity, comparative relations to other social, ethnic groups, culture, social structure, politics, economy, immigration, and the influence of United States-Mexico relations. Cross listed with HIST 2385.

3080. Southwest Spanish. 3. Examines the dialects of Southwest Spanish and explores their development from the Spanish conquest to the present, focusing on the linguistic systems themselves as well as on the historical, political and social factors that have influenced the development of the various dialects. Cross listed with SPAN 3080 . Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or equivalent proficiency.

3200. Perspectives in Chicana Studies 3. [(none)<>D] An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the history, culture, gender relations, and contemporary political, economic status of Chicanas/Mexican American women. Examines the origins, development of Chicana studies as a major emphasis in Chicano/Chicana studies. Cross listed with WMST 3200. Prerequisite: CHST 1100.

3560. Chicano Community Organizations 3. [C2<>(none)] Introduction to the origins, development and contemporary status of community organizations and service agencies in the Mexican American community in general and in the Wyoming and Rocky Mountain regions. Prerequisite: CHST 1100.

3800. Chicanas/os in Contemporary Society. 3. [(none)<>CS, D] Focuses on three major movements within the Chicana/o community; labor, nationalism, and feminism. Students will assess these three movements to determine what role they have played in transforming the social conditions and political identity of the Chicana/o and Latina/o population in the US. Cross listed with AMST/WMST 3800. Prerequisites: CHST 1100 or WMST 1080 or AMST 2010.

4100. U.S. Latina/o Theater. 3. [(none)<>CA, D] Designed to provide an overview of United States Latina/o Theater.  Through a variety of delivery methods, students are instructed on the various categories that directly impact U.S. Latina/o Theater such as political theatre, gay/lesbian theatre, border issues, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Cross listed with WMST 4100. Prerequisite: 6 hours of CHST or WMST.

4470. Studies in Chicano Folklore. 3. [C1, G1<>CH, D] Provides a survey of the origins, development and contemporary folklore of the Mexican American Chicano people of the United States with comparative relation to Mexico and other groups in the United States. Cross listed with ENGL 4470. Prerequisites: CHST 1100 and WA.

4485. U.S. Latino Diaspora. 3. [G1<>(none)] Combines classroom activities and a week-long stay abroad in examining the historical creation and contemporary spread of the Latino Diaspora from the Caribbean to the Yucatan and beyond. U.S. Latina/o history, multiculturalism, pan-Latino identity, assimilation, migration trends and natives responses are stressed. Cross listed with HIST/INST 4485. Prerequisite: 9 hours of CHST, HIST, and/or INST related coursework.

4496. History of Mexico. 3. [C2, G1<>(none)] Intensive course in Mexican development. Emphasizes the twentieth century, especially the Mexican Revolution of 1910, showing how this nation transformed itself into a modern nation-state. Includes diplomatic relations with the U.S., incorporation of Indians, church-state relations, uses of land and other natural resources, role of the military and growth of Mexican nationalism. Cross listed with HIST 4496. Prerequisite: HIST 2380 or consent of instructor. (Normally offered fall semester)

4525. American Southwest. 3. Explores the Southwest as the location of cultural encounters and conflicts. Focuses on the cross-cultural interchange between American Indians, Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans from the fifteenth century to the present.  Cross listed with AIST/HIST 4525. Prerequisites: HIST 1210/1211 , 1220/1221 or consent of instructor. (Normally offered spring semester)

4546. Agriculture: Rooted in Diversity. 3. [(none)<>C, D] Addresses multiple themes related to diversity in agriculture with the goal of making visible the experiences of minorities and women in agriculture.  Involves significant independent research, class discussion, project development, and development of oral and written communication skills.  Establishes linkages with supporting disciplines.  Cross listed with ENGL/ AAST/ AIST/ AGRI/ HIST/ AMST/ FCSC 4546. Prerequisites:  Junior class standing or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment or major in any of the following:  ethnic studies, agriculture, American studies, anthropology, English, history, sociology, or women's studies.

4650. Women, Gender & Migration. 3. From an international context and perspective, this course examines the gendered transformations immigrant women experience.  Gender, theories of international migration, assimilation, race, ethnicity, and identity transformation serve as categories of analysis.  From a cross-discipline comparative approach, we focus on women’s lives to examine differences and similarities to complicate notions of immigration. Cross listed with AAST/INST/WMST 4650. Dual listed with CHST 5650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, CHST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

4675. U.S. Women of Color. 3. [(none)<>D] Examines in comparative perspective the social conditions that shape the experiences of Chicanas/Latinas in the U.S. Students gain an understanding of how the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality shape the lived experiences of U.S. women of color through ideological, economic, and political forces. Cross listed with AAST/WMST 4675. Prerequisite: junior standing and/or a combination of 3-6 hours of any level of CHST, WMST, or AAST coursework.

4975. Independent Studies. 1-3 (Max. 6). Independent study in Chicano studies research. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4990. Topics in Chicano Studies. 1-3 (Max. 6). A special topics course through which regular and visiting faculty can explore regarding specialized or new research topics regarding Chicano studies. Prerequisite: junior standing.

5100. U.S. Latina/o Theater. 3. [(none)<>CA, D] Designed to provide an overview of United States Latina/o Theater.  Through a variety of delivery methods, students are instructed on the various categories that directly impact U.S. Latina/o Theater such as political theatre, gay/lesbian theatre, border issues, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Cross listed with WMST 5100. Dual listed with CHST 4100. Prerequisite: 6 hours of CHST or WMST.

5650. Women, Gender & Migration. 3. From an international context and perspective, this course examines the gendered transformations immigrant women experience.  Gender, theories of international migration, assimilation, race, ethnicity, and identity transformation serve as categories of analysis.  From a cross-discipline comparative approach, we focus on women’s lives to examine differences and similarities to complicate notions of immigration. Cross listed with AMST/INST/WMST 5650. Dual listed with CHST 4650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, CHST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

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