La Raza Studies (La R)
3. Introduction to Chicano Studies (3)
Introduction to the historical and contemporary experiences of Chicanos and other Latinos in American society. Their contributions to the United States and their current economic, political, and social status are discussed.
4A-B. Spanish for the Bilingual Student (3-3)
5. Chicano Culture and Heritage (3)
A historical examination of Chicano culture from the pre-Columbian period to the present. The customs, values, belief-systems, and their symbols are analyzed; important events and changes occurring through time are emphasized.
7. Chicano Art Forms (3)
Introduction to traditional and contemporary art forms of the Southwest and Mexico with emphasis on music and dance.
9. Chicano Artistic Expression (3)
Introduction to Chicano artistic expression, with special attention to cultural continuity and change; the interrelationships between popular music, dance, drama, literature, and the graphic arts are analyzed.
10A. Chicano Directed Writing (3)
Theory and practice of composition; research methods; emphasis On sentence structure, grammar, punctuation as related to the Chicano language abilities.
10B. Chicano Writing I (3)
Beginning workshop in creative writing, including poetry, fiction; discussion and analysis of poems and stories submitted by students; occasional reading, advanced writers from the community.
101. Chicano Art (3; max total 6)
Chicano Studio Arts, including various media such as oil, ceramics, weaving, sand painting, and murals that relate to the heritage of the Chicano. Special emphasis on individual development of artistic and technical expression.
104. Chicano Arts and Crafts (3)
Ceramics, weaving, sculpture, sand painting, and other creative works relating to the heritage of the Chicano.
105. Cultural Change and the Chicano (3)
Prerequisite: CLS 5; for CLS majors and recommended for BCLAD students. An analysis of the continuities and the changes in the culture and daily life of the urban and rural Chicano in the 20th century created by immigration, acculturation, urbanization, and technological and scientific changes.
109. The Chicano and the Educational System (3)
Elements of the educational system and their effect on Chicano students.
110. Bilingual Education (3)
Prerequisite: La R 3. Investigation into what it means to be bilingual and bicultural; review of programs scaled toward a more meaningful education for the Chicano child. (Bilingual Education majors see coordinator for further prerequisites.)
112. Pre-Hispanic Civilizations (3)
Historical examination of the origins of the Maya-Aztec civilizations in Meso America until 1521. The values, social organization, religion and their daily lives, technological and scientific achievements will be examined. (Former La R 112)
114A. La Raza 1810-1910 (3)
Interaction between La Raza and the cultures of the Southwest; development of La Raza during the period between Mexico's independence from Spain and the Mexican Revolution.
114B. La Raza 1810-1910 (3)
The Southwest after the Mexican Revolution; impact of Mexican immigration; attempts of the Mexican and his descendants to overcome oppression.
117. Chicano Health (3)
Values, characteristics and roles of Chicanos in public health.
118. The Chicano Family (3)
(same as W S 119) Traditional and changing relationships in the family structure of the Chicano; interaction with wider institutional social system.
120. Folklore of Mexico and the Southwest (3)
Indian folklore of Mexico and the Southwest and its fusion with Chicano and Hispanic folklore.
121A-B. Music and Dance of La Raza (3-3)
Development and performance of Mexican folk music and dance; Indian, African, Spanish, and European influences; contemporary relationships to Chicano culture.
122. Music of Mexico and the Southwest: Comparasa (2; repeatable up to 16 units)
Examination of origins, composition, and performance the music of La Raza; corridos, boleros, huapangos, sones, cumbias; emphasis on contemporary and cross-cultural influences on music of La Raza.
124. The Chicano Child (3)
General psychological principles and theories of growth and development and their applicability to the Chicano child.
125T. Topics of Chicano Society
(1-3; repeatable with different topics)
Culture, art forms, economy, and societal organization.
126. Economics of Land Use and Farm Labor (3)
Examination of the social and economic consequences of current land tenure patterns. Historical foundations and implications of collective bargaining.
127. The Chicano Adolescent (3)
The adjustment of Chicano adolescents to American society and its impact on self, peer group relations, and family life; with emphasis on sources of conflict and tension.
130. Chicano Theatre (1-3; repeatable up to 12 units)
Production of Chicano Theatre for major performances. Comedia del Arte, Passion Plays, Theatre of the Absurd, Socially Popular Theatre: Teatro Compesino.
132. Chicano Literature (3)
Chicano literature: poetry, novels, and essays.
133. Contemporary Political Issues (3)
Political philosophies, goals, and strategies of Chicanos and Latinos as reflected in their attempts to gain political power.
140. Business and Economic Development in Minority Communities (3)
Business and economic development in minority communities and their relationship to the wider economic and social systems.
142. Chicano Community: Issues and Analysis (3)
Exposure and analysis of the existing problems in the Chicano community. Emphasis on the development of methods of scientific investigation, data collection, analysis and interpretation.
145. Field Work in Community Settings (3; max total 6)
Prerequisite: La R.3 or 5. Supervised observation, participation and documentation in the operations of the Chicano community. Designed to acquire competencies in Chicano culture.
190. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
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