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ETH 205 - Latino/a Cultural Studies

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This is a survey course designed to acquaint students with the historical development of the Latino/a American culture, socio-economic experiences, cultural movements and issues in the United States. The course focuses on the rapid construction and transformation of the Latino/a American’s identity from the 1960s onwards.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the historical and cultural issues and events of the Latino/a movements in the United States.
  2. Describe the differences and similarities of experiences between and among sub-groups in the Latino/a culture.
  3. Identify past and present social and economic problems facing the Latino/a groups.
  4. Explain Latino/a cultural contributions to the United States through film/video, literature, art and music.
  5. Describe the Latino/a immigration from 1960 and the effects in the United States.
  6. Conduct research from an ethnic studies perspective.
Listed Topics
  1. The various Latino/a cultures in the United States
  2. The various groups in the Latino/a culture
  3. Demographic features of the various United States Latino/a communities and each group’s unique immigration history, settlement patterns and transnational activities
  4. Core ethical issues and ethnical arguments in the rapid existence of the Latino/a groups in America
  5. Latino/a culture representations in film/video
  6. Latino/a culture representations in literature/poetry/art
  7. Latino/a culture representations in music
  8. Latino/a housing in relation to other minority groups’ housing
  9. The Latino/a groups’ family financial problems, unemployment, poor health and other life issues
  10. The future of the Latino/a American culture
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials as required by instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/14/2021

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