Jan 27, 2023
ETH 205 - Latino Cultural Studies
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Explain the historical and cultural issues/events of the Latino movements in the United States.
- Describe the differences and similarities of experiences between and among sub-groups in the Latino culture.
- Identify past and present social and economic problems facing the Latino groups.
- Explain Latino cultural contributions to the United States through film/video, literature, art and music.
- Describe the Latino immigration from 1960 and the effects in the United States.
- Conduct mini research from an ethnic studies perspective.
- Why study the Latino culture in the United States
- Define the various groups in the Latino culture
- 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
- Explore the core ethical issues and ethnical arguments in the rapid existence of the Latino groups in America
- Examine the Latino culture representations in film/video
- Examine the Latino culture representations in literature/poetry/art
- Examine the Latino culture representations in music
- Compare and contrast Latino housing with other minority groups’ housing
- The Latino groups’ family financial problems, unemployment, poor health and other life issues
- The future of the Latino American culture
Lectures, classroom activities and student projects
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008
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