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Latina and Latino Studies (LTNST)

LTNST 127 (US) (HIST 127) Introduction to U.S. Latina/o History (3) This course introduces students to the history of U.S. Latina/os, including Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Chicanos, Cubans, and Central Americans.

LTNST (HIST) 127 Introduction to U.S. Latina/o History (3)

This course introduces students to the history of U.S. Latina/os, drawing on the multiple experiences of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Chicanos/Mexicanos, Cubans, and Central Americans. Course content features the divergent development of U.S. Latina/o cultural and political identities rooted in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central American, and the United States. Students will understand the formation of racial and class hierarchies within U.S. Latina/o communities; the processes of (international) migration; gendered hierarchies and responses to sexism; and the complexities of U.S. Latina/o identity. Lectures are supplemented with discussion days in which students respond to readings under the guidance of a graduate teaching assistant. Grading stresses proficiency in analytical, historical writing.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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