Latino Studies 101

This course is an introduction to Latino Studies, a discipline that studies the experience and condition of U.S. Latinos - be they of Caribbean, Latin American, and especially of Mexican decent. It treats Latino Studies as an interdisciplinary arena, drawing from both the social sciences and humanities.

The course presents and analyzes scholarly works that include theoretical models, methodological strategies, and analytical approaches to learning about U.S. Latinos. The course examines - through the lens of social science - the demographics of the above groups as well as the groups' U.S. experiences. The immigrant experience is a particular focus of the course, including its role in the incorporation of Latinos into U.S. society. Finally, various policy implications are examined for their impact on the socioeconomic condition of U.S. Latinos.



Spring 2015 (Tu & Thu 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

BOLTON HALL B56


Files for Download

 

Course Syllabus Spring 2015

Midterm Exam Sample

 

Non-Required Readings

Duncan, Murrell,"Jump Juan Crow: A Southern family Struggles to avoid deportation" (Harper's, 2013) 57-63.

 


1.)
Jan 27
Introductions and Presentation of Syllabus
2.)
Jan 29
Short Film, "The Origins of the Roberto Hernández Center" and Chicano / Latino Activism

"Latino Activism" - PowerPoint S'15

"Tiburcio Vasquez, A Chicano Perspective" - Publication

3.& 4.)

Feb 3 & 5

"Latino Demographics"

"Characteristics of the 60 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Hispanic Population" - Publication

The Hispanic Population (2010 Census Data) - Publication

Hispanic Population / Demographics - PowerPoint S'15

5. & 6.)

Feb 10 & 12

US Immigration Policy & Latinos

America's Immigration Problem - (The Atlantic) - Publication

A Nation of Immigrants (Pew Hispanic Center) - Publication

US Immigration Policy & Latinos - PowerPoint S'15

Public Divided Over Increased Deportation of Unauthorized Immigrants - Pew Research Center - Full Report

Immigration Reform Principles - Publication

7. & 8.)
Feb 17 & 19

Latinos & Education

Latinos & Education - Powerpoint S'15

 

9.)
Feb 24

GUEST LECTURER, Mr. Roberto Rivera, "Latino Music in the US"

10.)

Feb 26

FILM, "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle"

 ► Mar 3
***** MARCH 3, MIDTERM I *****
11.) Mar 5

Class Exercise = Questions

12. & 13.)

Mar 10 & 12

Identity, Assimilation/Acculturation, & class exercise

Mar 17 & 19

***** MARCH 17 & 19, SPRING BREAK*****

14.) & 15.) Mar 24 & 26
Latinos & Politics
16.) & 17.) Mar 31 & Apr 2
Latinos and The Media

Latinos & the Media - Power Point F'14

Dia de los Muertos, Altares WPCA - PowerPoint

18.) & 19.) Apr 7 & 9
Poem, "Yo Soy Joaquin"

20.)

Apr 14

 

FILM,--TBD

Apr 16
******* APRIL 16, MIDTERM II ********
21.) & 22.)
Apr 21 & 23
Latino Leadership

Latino Leadership: "The Leader Within"- Power Point F'14

23.) Apr 28 Class Exercise = Quotes
24.) & 25.) Apr 30 & May 5 Latinos & Religion

26.)

May 7


Latinos and the Arts & class evaluation




  FINAL EXAM

Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - Noon.

Bolton Hall,  Room B56