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Latina/o Studies (LTST)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1030 [CHST 1030]. Social Justice in the 21st Century. 3. [I,D<>{none}] 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/NAIS 1030.  Enrollment preference will be given to We The People FIG students.

1100 [CHST 1100]. Introduction to Chicano Studies. 3. [CS,D<>{none}] 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.

1101 [CHST 1101]. First-Year Seminar. 3. [{none}<>FYS]

1300 [CHST 1300]. Introduction to Latina/o Studies. 3. [{none}<>H] The U.S. Latina/o immigrant experience is a particular focus of this course, including its role in the incorporation of Latinos into U.S. society. Through readings, presentations, class discussion, videos, and other activities, students examine historical and contemporary issues affecting Latinos including but not limited to immigration, language, identity, national origin, education, politics, employment, and economic mobility.

JumpLink2060 [CHST 2060]. Special Topics in____. 3. Special topics course through which regular or visiting faculty can present progress regarding specialized or new topics.

2360 [CHST 2360]. Mexican American Literature. 3. [CH,D<>H] 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/COM1.

2370 [CHST 2370]. Chicano History: Origins to 1900. 3. [CS,D<>H] 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 [CHST 2385]. Chicano History: 1900 to Present. 3. [{none}<>H] 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.

JumpLink3080 [CHST 3080]. Spanish Language in the USA. 3. [{none}<>H] This course studies the Spanish language in its social context as a language of the United States, through concepts such as: social and individual bilingualism, Spanglish, dialects, language contact, borrowings, code switching, language policy, or language ideology. Cross listed with SPAN 3080. Prerequisite: SPAN 3050 or SPAN 3060 or instructor's consent.

3200 [CHST 3200]. Perspectives in Chicana Studies 3. [D<>H] 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: LTST 1100.

3560 [CHST 3560]. Chicano Community Organizations 3. 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: LTST 1100.

3800 [CHST 3800]. Chicanas/os in Contemporary Society. 3. [CS,D<>{none}] 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: LTST 1100 or WMST 1080 or AMST 2010.

JumpLink4100 [CHST 4100]. U.S. Latina/o Theater. 3. [CA,D<>{none}] 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 LTST or WMST.

4470 [CHST 4470]. Studies in Chicano Folklore. 3. [CH,D<>H] 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: LTST 1100 and WA/COM1.

4485 [CHST 4485]. U.S. Latino Diaspora. 3. 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 LTST, HIST, and/or INST related coursework.

4496 [CHST 4496]. History of Mexico. 3. 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: 9 hours of HIST or INST. (Normally offered fall semester)

4650 [CHST 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 AMST/INST/WMST 4650. Dual listed with LTST 5650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, LTST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

4675 [CHST 4675]. U.S. Women of Color. 3. [D<>{none}] 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 LTST, WMST, or AAST coursework.

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

4990 [CHST 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.

JumpLink5100 [CHST 5100]. U.S. Latina/o Theater. 3. [CA,D<>{none}] 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 LTST 4100. Prerequisite: 6 hours of LTST or WMST.

5650 [CHST 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 LTST 4650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, LTST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

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