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ETH 205 - Latino Cultural Studies

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

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

  1. Explain the historical and cultural issues/events of the Latino movements in the United States.
  2. Describe the differences and similarities of experiences between and among sub-groups in the Latino culture.
  3. Identify past and present social and economic problems facing the Latino groups.
  4. Explain Latino cultural contributions to the United States through film/video, literature, art and music.
  5. Describe the Latino immigration from 1960 and the effects in the United States.
  6. Conduct mini research from an ethnic studies perspective.
Listed Topics
  1. Why study the Latino culture in the United States
  2. Define the various groups in the Latino culture
  3. Analyze the main demographic features of the various U.S. Latino communities and compare each group’s unique immigration history, settlement patterns and transnational activities
  4. Explore the core ethical issues and ethnical arguments in the rapid existence of the Latino groups in America
  5. Examine the Latino culture representations in film/video
  6. Examine the Latino culture representations in literature/poetry/art
  7. Examine the Latino culture representations in music
  8. Compare and contrast Latino housing with other minority groups’ housing
  9. The Latino groups’ family financial problems, unemployment, poor health and other life issues
  10. The future of the Latino American culture
Reference Materials
Lectures, classroom activities and student projects
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008

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