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Chicana and Chicano Studies

Division of Social Sciences,
South Hall 1713
Telephone (805) 893-8880
Website: www.chicst.ucsb.edu  
Department Chair: Gerardo Aldana


 

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CH ST 1A. Introduction to Chicano/a Studies
(4) STAFF
Introduction to the historical and contemporary development of the Chicano/a community. Course is interdisciplinary in nature. Focuses by quarter on A. history, B. gender, and C. culture.
CH ST 1B. Introduction to Chicano/a Studies
(4) STAFF
Introduction to the historical and contemporary development of the Chicano/a community. Course is interdisciplinary in nature. Focuses by quarter on A. history, B. gender, and C. culture.
CH ST 1C. Introduction to Chicano/a Studies
(4) STAFF
Introduction to the historical and contemporary development of the Chicano/a community. Course is interdisciplinary in nature. Focuses by quarter on A. history, B. gender, and C. culture.
CH ST 9A. Classic Maya History
(4) ALDANA
An introduction to ancient Maya culture through its history recovered from hieroglyphic texts. Emphasis is on political history, but religion, art, and science are considered as well.
CH ST 10. Introduction to Chicana/o-Latina/o History
(4) GARCIA
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors.
Covers the contours of the Chicana/o-Latina/o historical experience. Beginning with the indigenous pre-Columbian societies of Mexico and Central America, this course also includes the Spanish colonial era of Mexico, Mexican independence, the U.S.- Mexico War, the annexation of Mexico's northern regions to the U.S., the commencement of mass Mexican immigration, the second- generation experience, the Mexican American civil rights movement, the Chicano Movement, and the post-movement Latino Generation.
CH ST 12. Introduction to Chicano Spanish
(4) LOMELI
Prerequisite: Spanish 3.
The course will introduce students to Chicano Spanish and helps them to improve oral and written skills, distinguish between standard speech and popular variants, and to learn the Chicano Spanish lexicon.
CH ST 13. Critical Introduction to Ancient Mesoamerica
(4) ALDANA
Broad survey of ancient Mesoamerica (Olmec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec). Investigates these cultures along with factors that have influenced their contemporary interpretation, including the forms of data available and contexts and motivations of the people who have generated them.
CH ST 91AAZZ. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Course may be taken up to three times (12 units) providing the letter designations are different.
Designed to allow courses of varying topics in areas of expertise of visiting professors to broaden opportunities for students. Examples might be: immigration, Native American, Mexican, or Latin American influences on the Chicano, legal issues, the migrants.
CH ST 91JG. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 99. Independent Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Independent study under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Course offers students the opportunity to undertake independent study or work in a group.
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CH ST 103. Chicana/o and Latina/o Media and Popular Culture
(4) CASILLAS
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C.
Surveys theories and practices of consumption of ethnic media in relation to U.S. ethnic identity with an emphasis on telenovelas, "border" films, U.S. Spanish-language music sales, and bilingual media.
CH ST 107. Politics of Language, Accent, and Translation
(4) CASILLAS
Prerequisite: SPAN 3 or equivalent
How language politics are magnified in public policy, public culture, and the mainstream media; how accents work to racialize Latinos.
CH ST 108. Transnational Chicana and Chicano Studies
(4) CASILLAS
How Chicana/o scholars position themselves within the interdisciplinary field of transnational literature as ethnic U.S. subjects; reviews patterns and scholarship of transnational migration, media, mothering, etc.
CH ST 109. Indigenous People and the Nation State in the Americas
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: CHST 1A, OR CHST 1B, OR CHST 1C, OR ANTH 2
The changing relationship between indigenous people and the state. Compare the differences and similarities between indigenous peoples' mobilizations in the cases of Canada, USA, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico.
CH ST 110. Research Methods in Chicano Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Using Chicano studies topics, the course will introduce students to: (1) the epistemology of scientific inquiry (its history and contemporary movements); (2) the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative methodologies; and (3) the mechanisms of research design (transforming an idea into a research plan).
CH ST 111. Race and Representation in Latina/o Film
(4) DIAZ-SANCHEZ
Prerequisite: CH ST 1A, 1B, and 1C.
Interrogation of the ways in which Latinas and Latinos are represented in cinema. Explore early portrayals of Latinas/os in film history and then contemporary films with a focus on race, class, gender and sexuality. Employing multiple aesthetic and disciplinary approaches, analyze commercial alongside independent films with attention to the market-driven and political mandates of these projects. Focus on films by both Latina/o filmmakers and non-Latina/o filmmakers interrogating multifarious points of entry of these artists.
CH ST 112. Methodology of the Oppressed
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
"Minority discourses" employ in various modes what can be defined at "the theories and methodologies of the oppressed." What are these theories and methods, and how are they encoded in literature theory, ideology, and popular culture?
CH ST 113. Critical Introduction to Ancient Mesoamerica
(4) ALDANA
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Broad survey of ancient Mesoamerica (Olmec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec). Investigates these cultures along with factors that have influenced their contemporary interpretation, including the forms of data available and contexts and motivations of the people who have generated them.
CH ST 114. Cultural and Critical Theory
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Introduction to the various modes, techniques, terminologies, and methodologies fundamental to cultural studies.
CH ST 117. Aztec and Maya Mythologies
(4) ALDANA
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 7A-B or 9A-B.
Explores ancient Mesoamerican mythology in both its indigenous and modern Chicana representations from archeological, historical, and Chicano perspectives. Emphasizes consideration of the various forms by which mythologies are maintained.
CH ST 118. The Scientific Revolution and Non-Western Epistemologies
(4) ALDANA
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Overview of the Scientific Revolution and its impact both within Western Europe and outside of the Mediterranean region through colonialism. Contrast of resulting "Western" scientific perspective with non-Western epistemologies, principally of the indigenous Western Hemisphere.
CH ST 124. Introduction to U.S. Chicana/o and Latina/o Public Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C.
Explores examples of public and site-specific artwork created by Chicano/Latino artists challenging museum and gallery spaces. The history of displacement and marginalization traditionally suffered by Chicano/Latino communities had lead these artists to create public art as a form of decolonization.
CH ST 124G. The Virgin of Guadalupe: From Tilma to Tattoo
(4) PEREZ
Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or instructor approval
Beginning with her precursors in the Old and New World, this course approaches Guadalupe as a tool to pry open questions central to Mexican and Chicano/a identity. For some, she is a compassionate mother-figure with characteristics once attributed to powerful pre-Columbian goddesses; for others, she is a feminist champion of political revolution and human rights. The course concentrates on the most compelling contexts in which Guadalupe has been called on to negotiate religious, racial, sexual, and national identity.
CH ST 124L. Introduction to U.S. Chicana/o and Latina/o Public Art Lab
(1) STAFF
After visiting the Chicana/Latino museum and gallery spaces, the lab supports students in producing their own public and site-specific artwork. Other students describe, arrange, and curate a gallery showing by the end of the quarter.
CH ST 125A. MeXicana/o(x) Art History (1848–1975)
(4) HERRERA-RODRIGUEZ
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
A look at the body of Chicana/o artistic production, from mid-1960 to the mid-1970’s, through an examination of the historical, aesthetic and philosophical foundations of Chicana/o art theory and practice that evolved out of Mexican and Latin American Modernism. Revisits Mexican modernist ideas on race and gender, culture, identity and nation, revolution and class conflict; and sifts through the Indigenous values and concepts Chicana/os encountered through their study of Mexican history and culture during the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s.
CH ST 125B. Contemporary Chicano and Chicana Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Art History 125B or 146.
Examination and appraisal of the Chicana/o art movement within the context of contemporary American art and the contemporary art of Mexico. A survey of major Chicano and Chicana artists and developments in Chicano painting, sculpture, graphic, and conceptual art from the late 1960's to the present.
CH ST 126. Educating the Native
(4) SALDIVAR
We look at different educational projects, such as Indian boarding schools, English-only laws, the "indirect rule" of the British colonies. We address the not-always-clear line between education as a form of social control or as a form of liberation.
CH ST 130. Imaging (Imagining) Chicanas/os: A Critical Media Literacy Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Presents a critical historical overview of mainstream entertainment media images of Chicanas and Chicanos, with an emphasis on educational impact of such portrayals. Students examine how historical, social, psychological, political, and economic forces construct imaginary Chicanas/os through media images.
CH ST 131. Chicanas/os in Higher Education
(4) HURTADO
Prerequisite: CHST 1A, 1B, and 1C
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
The three main goals of the course are to: 1) provide a sociodemographic profile of Chicanas/os in higher education; 2) to review the different theories used to explain the current state of Chicanas/os in higher education; and 3) review policies that increase Chicanas/os' access to higher education.
CH ST 132. A History of Chicana/o Education
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A theoretical and empirical overview of Chicana/o educational issues in the United States. Special emphasis on analyzing the ways in which race, gender, class, and immigrant status affect Chicana/o educational attainment and achievement.
CH ST 133. Struggles for Equality in Chicana/o Education
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Investigates Chicana/o struggles for educational equality in the U.S. Presentations, discussions, written assignments analyze historical and contemporary examples of Chicana/o communities responding to and resisting subordination based on intersections of race with gender, class, language, immigrant status, and sexuality.
CH ST 134. Chicana/o Curricula K-12: Theory into Practice
(5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Field work component includes a one hour per week discussion section.
Addresses academic literature in bilingual and multicultural education in the context of hands-on experience in Chicana/o educational settings. Fieldwork encompasses students working as part of a research team in Santa Barbara area schools to link academic knowledge with K-12 practice.
CH ST 135. Critical Race Theory in Chicana/o Education
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines Critical Race Theory (CRT) as an emerging analytical framework in the field of education. Course investigates how a CRT framework might address and challenge the impacts of race, class, gender, language, immigrant status, accent, and sexual orientation on Chicana/o, Latina/o educational attainment and achievement.
CH ST 135H. Critical Race Theory in Chicana/o Education (Honors)
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ChSt 135. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Not open for credit for students who have completed CH ST 135.
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 135, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 136. Oral History: Theories and Methods
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Survey of oral history as a theoretical and methodological practice, including the "testimonio" tradition. Through readings, discussions, and a small field studies component, the politics of memory and truth, and the challenges and pleasures of oral history work are considered.
CH ST 137. Chicana/o Oral Traditions
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduces students to Chicana/o oral traditions. Contemporary forms of Chicano oral poetry, oral narrative, and drama are examined in addition to more ephemeral forms such as cabula, choteo, joke-telling, or dichos.
CH ST 138. Barrio Popular Culture
(4) CASILLAS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores various manifestations of popular and mass culture in Chicano urban and semi-rural communities throughout the Southwest. Both secular and religious cultural phenomena are analyzed (lowriders, saints, music, etc.). Relationships to mainstream culture is examined.
CH ST 138H. Barrio Popular Culture (Honors)
(4) CASILLAS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and consent of instructor
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ChSt 138. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Misc: Not open for credit for students who have completed Ch St 138
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 138, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 140. Chicana/o Mexican Cultural Heritage
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
A panoramic view of present-day Chicana/o traditions analyzed from a Mexican cultural heritage perspective in order to comprehend and appreciate the uniqueness and difference of present-day Chicano/o culture, its achievements, and contribution to the overall American culture.
CH ST 141. Central Americans in the United States
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Provides an interdisciplinary historical overview of Central American migrations to the U.S., and a cultural and political analysis of resulting individual and group identities. Transnationalism, diasporas, politics, and community building among Central Americans, or "Central American-Americans" are explored.
CH ST 142. Salvadoran Diasporas
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Review of Salvadoran people's movements across time and space, conscious of the intersection of cultural, social, and economic processes at individual and collective levels. Examines this diaspora and the forging of new identities and vision from this new Cuzcatlan.
CH ST 143. Chicano/a Film Studies
(4) LOMELI
Study of Chicano/a cinema to view film as an art form and projection of the filmmaker. Techniques, messages, and ideology stressed as instruments which propose film truth within the context of Chicano/a experience.
CH ST 144. The Chicano Community
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 144.
Origins of the Chicano in rural Mexico; context of contact; patterns of settlement in the United States; the Chicano community, social structure, and social change; acculturation and generational patterns; community leadership and change.
CH ST 146. Humor and the Chicana/o Artist
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C.
Though Chicana/o art is often associated with serious political and grassroots movements, the use of humor has been a recurring element in its production. Course examines the various instances of humor, irony, and parody in Chicana/o art.
CH ST 148. Chicana Art and Feminism
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
An overview of contemporary Chicana art and feminist theory from the late 1960s to the present placed within the context of the Chicano movement and other historical events.
CH ST 149. Body, Culture, and Power
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Exploration of the construction, imaging and experience of the body in light of modern regimes of power/knowledge. Particular attention is paid tothe work of Michel Foucault on disciplinary technologies, medical practicesof ab/normalization, and the emergence of bio-power.
CH ST 149A. Race and Science
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the role of science in the construction and management of racialized bodies.
CH ST 151. De-Colonizing Feminism
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Department approval required to finalize registration.
Recommended Preparation: CH ST 1A, or 1B, or 1C.
Surveys contemporary forms of feminist consciousness expressed U.S. women of color. Can U.S. women of color be considered a political class? What relations exist between women of color across race, culture, sex, and class differences?
CH ST 151H. De-Colonizing Feminism (Honors)
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Ch St 151. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Not open for credit for students who have completed Ch St 151
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 151 along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 152. Postcolonialism
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Exploration of postcolonial theories and their effectiveness as critical tools in discussing Chicano cultural production. Focus will be on Chicano culture as it creates a counter discourse to dominant cultural formations. We will study film, music, visual, performance, and literary arts.
CH ST 153. Queer Identities, Communities, and Theories
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines queer/lgbt community life and death; political and social identities; and multiple gender and sexual expressions. Grounded in narratives of identity and experience, the course explores dimensions of visibility, space, "silence," and politics of exclusion in queer worlds.
CH ST 153H. Queer Identities, Communities, and Theories (Honors)
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ChSt 153. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Not open for credit for students who have completed Ch St 153
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 153 along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 154. Gender and Sexuality in the Americas
(4) HERNANDEZ
Prerequisite: Departmental approval required to finalize registration.
Examines cultural, social, political and representational aspects of gender and sexuality across the Americas. Organized around various themes--control and repression; the politics and culture of resistance; and sexual transgression as affirmation of marginalized identities--this course challenges conceptions of gender and sexuality across the Americas. Covering topics ranging from normative sexuality, transgender expression, gay sexuality, and lesbian expression, the course is designed to examine developments in gender and sexuality within the U.S. and across the Americas.
CH ST 156. Afro-Latina/o Diasporic Performance
(4) DIAZ-SANCHEZ
Prerequisite: CH ST 1A, 1B, and 1C.
Offers an introduction to performance practices rooted in the African diaspora of the Americas focusing on the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Interrogates identity articulation in dance, music, literature, visual art, and theatrical texts. Examine how performers negotiate race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality with attention to what constitutes “performance.” Employing transnational frameworks, explore how these performances have historically functioned and continue to inspire social transformation and the recovery of shared histories of Afro-Latina/o diasporas.
CH ST 158. Spoken Word Art Performance Activism (SWAPA)
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C; a previous upper-division course in ChicanoStudies.
Recommended Preparation: a previous writing course.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Spoken wor(ld) art performance activism (SWAPA) introduces students to a method for reading, writing, thinking, and performing before an audience of peers. This method is based on the shaman-witness ritual proposed by Chicana theorist and writer, Gloria Anzaldua.
CH ST 161. Latina/o Youths in Global Perspective
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Departmental approval required to finalize registration.
Comparative analysis of Latina and Latino (Latina/o) youths in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., with special attention to experiences of migration, identity formation, gang membership, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and popular culture and the media.
CH ST 162. Indigenous-Xican Cinema Studies: Myth/Music/Film & Popular Culture
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C; two upper division courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Low cost digital tools have created a revolution in video. Course explores creative approaches to practical techniques of independent digital video production. Students establish a production strategy by employing "guerrilla tactics" for creative and unconventional uses of digital machineries.
CH ST 162L. Guerrilla Cinema Lab
(1) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chicano Studies 162.
Lab for producing guerrilla digital video.
CH ST 165. Race and the Juvenile Justice System in the U.S.
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Departmental approval required to finalize registration.
Using a thematic and interdisciplinary approach, analyzes how society--individuals and institutions--has dealt with "troublesome" or delinquent youths of various racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds, paying particular attention to the experiences of youths of color.
CH ST 166. Issues in Contemporary Chicana/o and Latina/o Politics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Examines various politicized issues relevant to Chicanas/os such as immigrant rights, unauthorized Latina/o residency, Latina/o struggles for LGBT civil rights, English-only movements and nativism, Latina/o political participation, current community and grassroots organizing, and contemporary Chicana/o and Latina/o electoral politics, and urban politics.
CH ST 167. Chicana Feminisms
(4) STAFF
Different feminisms have contributed significantly to contemporary political thought. In this course, students survey the historical development and primary issues of Chicana Feminism, including its practices of political intervention, major writings, and comparisons to other influential feminisms.
CH ST 167H. Chicana Feminisms (Honors)
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ChSt 167. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Not open for credit for students who have completed Ch St 167
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 167 along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 168A. History of the Chicano
(4) GARCIA, CASTILLO-MUNOZ
Prerequisite: History 17A or 17B or 17C or Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper- division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 168A.
The history of the Chicanos from the indigenous/colonial past to 1900. Explores the evolving history of Mexican descent people during the Pre-Columbian, Spanish, Mexican, and the U.S. periods.
CH ST 168B. History of the Chicano
(4) GARCIA, CASTILLO-MUNOZ
Prerequisite: History 17A or 17B or 17C or Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper- division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 168B.
The history of the Chicanos from 1900 to the present. Explores issues such as immigration, second-generation experience, civil rights struggles, the Chicano Movement, the post-Chicano Movement, the role of women in Chicano history, and the new Latino millennials of the 21st century.
CH ST 168E. History of the Chicano Movement
(4) GARCIA
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 168E.
History of the Chicano Movement. An examination of the Chicano movement in the United States from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. Topics will include the student movement, the farmworker movement, the Plande Aztlan, the Raza Unida Party, Chicana feminists, the anti-war movement, and Chicanostudies.
CH ST 168EH. History of the Chicano Movement (Honors)
(4) GARCIA
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ChSt 168E. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Not open for credit for students who have completed Ch St 168E
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 168E History of the Chicana/o Movement along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 168F. Racism in American History
(4) GARCIA, ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: History 17A or 17B or 17C or Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or Asian AmericStudies 1 or 2 or Black Studies 1 or 2 or 5 or 6 or 20.
Racism in American History. This course will examine racism as a major ideological force in defining American society from the colonial era to the 1980s. Major focus will be on the changing nature of racism as an ideology as well as the relationship of racism to specific minority groups such as Afro-American, Native American, Chicanos, and Asian-American.
CH ST 168GQ. Minority Autobiography and U.S. History
(4) GARCIA
Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or History 17A or 17B or 17C.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 168GQ.
Seminar utilizes autobiographical or life-story texts by U.S. minority writers to better understand the diversity of U.S. history and the racialized ethnic experience.
CH ST 168I. Latino Autobiography and History
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 168I.
Course examines a diverse number of Latino autobiographical texts that reflect the changing nature of the Latino historical experience. Topics covered included issues of race, class, gender, immigration, labor, politics, religion, and culture.
CH ST 168T. Latino Religious Traditions in Historical Perspective
(4) GARCIA
Prerequisite: A previous course in History or Chicano Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 168T. Not open for credit to students who have taken CH ST 168R or HIST 168R.
Focuses on the role of religion in the Chicano/Latino historical experience. Includes pre-Columbian traditions, Spanish colonial traditions, religion of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, immigrant religious traditions, the changing nature of Latino religions in the twentieth century.
CH ST 169. Religion and Social Movements - Spirituality, Sacrifice, and the Struggle for Social Justice
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: ChSt 1A, 1B, and 1C and upper division standing
An exploration of the relationship between religion and social movements. Special focus placed on individuals such as Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, involved in high-risk nonviolent actions, i.e. hunger strikes (fasts), living in conflict zones, and establishing alternative communities.
CH ST 170A. Chicano Political Organizing: Proseminar in Theory & History
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An in-depth examination of the theory and practice of various forms of political organizing. Case studies focus on Chicano/a political organizing in the post-war period with attention to grassroots community organization, electoral politics, and cultural production.
CH ST 171. The Brown/Black Metropolis: Race, Class, & Resistance in the City
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Traces the transition of Browns/Blacks from a rural urban population and examines trends in family size, language, usage, segregation and social inequality. Issues of urban decay and community conflict are also examined.
CH ST 172. Law and Civil Rights
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Survey of recent state and federal laws and court decisions affecting the Chicano community. Special consideration is given to landmark cases and decisions. Analysis of opposing views on each case in a historical context.
CH ST 173. Immigrant Labor Organizing
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A, 1B, or 1C.
Status of growing immigrant population in the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo and linkages to agricultural and services unions.
CH ST 174. Chicano/a Politics
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Political Science 174.
Political life in the barrio, political behavior of the Chicano community, and representation of Chicanos by elected officials and interest groups.
CH ST 174A. The Political Philosophy of Cesar Chavez
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C.
Surveys the political work and philosophy of Cesar Chavez. Elements of his philosophy covered include approaches to race, class, gender, and diversity, basic liberal principles, religious faith and spirituality, and his commitment to nonviolence.
CH ST 175. Comparative Social Movements
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of major ethnic political and social movements of twentieth century America. Topics include: constructions of ethnic communities-- music, culture, collective identity; influence of leadership, community networks, immigration. Class will specifically examine relevant Chicano/a movements
CH ST 176. Theories of Social Change and Chicano Political Life
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduction to classical and contemporary theories of social and political change. Students apply these theoretical frameworks toward understanding specific cases of social and political transformation and continuity which have affected Chicanos/as during the twentieth century.
CH ST 177. Globalization and Transnational Social Movements
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C.
Analysis of the globalization of the world economy and the social and economic consequences of this process. Examination of the transnational social movements that emerged in response to globalization. Emphasis on Mexico and Central America and role of Chicanos in these movements.
CH ST 178A. Global Migration, Transnationalism in Chicana/o Contexts
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
This course considers Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o culture(s) within the context of transnational practices and patterns including both hemispheric and global migration trajectories.
CH ST 179. Democracy and Diversity
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 1B or Political Science 1.
Introduction to the ancient and modern model of democracy which underpin contemporary democratic life. Special attention given to recent reformulations of our democratic models and how these new approaches relate to Chicano/a political concerns and practices.
CH ST 180. Survey of Chicano Literature
(4) LOMELI, HERRERA-SOBEK
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Spanish 135.
The course encompasses a general overview of all genres (poetry, novel, theater, short story and essay) of Chicano literature. A people's socio-historical experiences are examined to understand ethnicity, creativity, and world view.
CH ST 180H. Survey of Chicano Literature (Honors)
(4) LOMELI, HERRERA-SOBEK
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ChSt 180. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Same course as Spanish 135.
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 180 Survey of Chicana/o Literature along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 181. The Chicano Novel
(4) LOMELI, HERRERA-SOBEK
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Spanish 179.
Reading, analysis, and critique of the contemporary Chicano novel as it pertains to the Chicano experience.
CH ST 182. Contemporary Chicano/a Authors
(4) LEAL
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Detailed reading and critical examination of a limited number of contemporary Chicano/a authors. A more intense study of their literary works than that provided in introductory courses.
CH ST 183. Border Narrative
(4) LOMELI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Reading and analysis of U.S./Mexico border narratives (novels, essays, short stories, autobiographies) focusing on the problems associated with relations between countries.
CH ST 184A. Chicana Writers
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Department approval required to finalize registration.
Examination of literary works by Chicana writers. Feminist theories as well as other contemporary critical theories are applied to the analysis of prose, poetry and dramatic works written by such authors as Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Helen Viramontes, and others.
CH ST 184AH. Chicana Writers (Honors)
(4) HERRERA-SOBEK
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Fluency in Spanish.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Ch St 180. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Not open for credit for students who have completed Ch St 184A
Lecture is concurrent with Chicana/o Studies 184A Chicana Writers along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
CH ST 185. De-Colonizing CyberCinema
(4) SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chicano Studies 185L; upper-division standing.
Cybercinema is one of the most recent and innovative technologies for representing reality. What are its aesthetic forms, and how do they work tode-colonize the imagination under postcolonial conditions? Can we identify a specific "Chicana/o" criticism or aesthetics?
CH ST 185L. De-Colonizing CyberCinema Lab
(1) CHELA SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chicano Studies 185; upper-division standing.
Mandatory Laboratory for CHST 185.
CH ST 186A. Chicano and Mexican Music
(4) STAFF
Traditional music from pre-Hispanic to contemporary; regional styles and instruments, indigenous and urban popular styles; social movement music from resistance against Spain, Independence, "La Reforma," the Mexican Revolution, "Cancion Nueva," the Chicano Movement and the contemporary Zapatistas.
CH ST 187. Language, Power, and Learning
(4) BUCHOLTZ, CASILLAS
Prerequisite: Departmental Approval Required to Finalize Registration.
Critical examination of institutional power related to education and linguistic and cultural diversity. Focus on Latino communities; formal and informal learning; family practices; bilingual education; heritage languages; language and labor; language and racism; immigrant languages; racialized varieties of English.
CH ST 188C. Chicano Theater Workshop
(4) DIAZ-SANCHEZ
Prerequisite: Chicano Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Reading and analysis of contemporary bilingual chicano plays, in conjunction with acting and technical training. A dramatic piece will be rehearsed and performed.
CH ST 189. Immigration and the U.S. Border
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Immigration and the U.S. border. An analysis of the socioeconomic and political factors which have determined and continue to form the basis for the development of United States immigration policies and practices toward Mexico and the U.S.-Mexican border.
CH ST 191AAZZ. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Course may be taken up to three times (12 units) providing the letter designations are different.
Designed to allow courses of varying topics in areas of expertise of visiting professors to broaden opportunities for students. Examples might be: immigration, Native American, Mexican, or Latin American influences on the Chicano, legal issues, the migrants.
CH ST 191AF. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191AG. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191AH. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191AI. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191AM. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191AT. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191BB. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191BC. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191C. Mexico/U.S. Politics
CH ST 191CC. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191CE. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191CS. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191D. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191DD. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191DF. Puerto Rican History and Resistance
CH ST 191DR. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191DT. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191EB. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191EE. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191EF. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191EH. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191EM. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191ES. Indigenous People and the Nation State in the Americas
CH ST 191F. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191FF. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191GA. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191GG. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191GL. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191GO. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191GR. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191HH. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191HR. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191HS. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191I. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191IC. Politics of Language, Accent, and Translation
CH ST 191II. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191IM. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191IN. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191IT. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191J. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191JJ. Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191JN. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191JT. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191K. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191KK. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191KM. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191LA. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191LE. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191LL. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191LU. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191MB. Chicana/o Film Studies
CH ST 191MC. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191MD. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191MG. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191MH. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191MM. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191MR. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191N. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191NL. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191NN. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191OO. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191PM. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191PP. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191QQ. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191R. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191RA. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191RG. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191RH. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191RR. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191RS. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191RU. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191SA. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191SK. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191SL. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191SS. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191TA. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191TJ. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191TT. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191TV. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191TY. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191UU. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191VE. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191VP. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191WW. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191XX. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191YT. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191ZA. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191ZB. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 191ZZ. Special Topics in Chicano Studies
CH ST 192. Group Studies for Advanced Students
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 1A or 1B or 1C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of Chicana/o Studies 192/195A-B-C-D/198/199 courses combined to the Chicana/o Studies major.
Intensive study and research.
CH ST 193. Senior Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Two courses in Chicana/o Studies; consent of instructor; and senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. To be offered intermittently.
Capstone course for Chicana and Chicano Studies majors. Goal is to produce a thoroughly documented and professionally crafted Chicana/o Studies research paper (or creative project).
CH ST 195A. Community Studies and Outreach Initiatives
(1-5) ARMBRUSTER
Prerequisite: Chicana and Chicano Studies 1A
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of Chicana/o Studies 192/195A-B- C-D/198/199 courses combined to the Chicana/o Studies major.
Internship in contemporary urban problems and decision-making processes as they affect the Chicana/o community. Student individually assigned, instructed and supervised in fieldwork involving practical experience in decision-making unit of local agencies serving Latina/o,Chicana/o communities.
CH ST 195B. Community Studies and Outreach Initiatives
(1-5) ARMBRUSTER
Prerequisite: Chicana and Chicano Studies 1A
Enrollment Comments: Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of Chicana/o Studies 192/195A-B-C-D/198/199 courses combined to the Chicana/o Studies major.
Internship in contemporary urban problems and decision-making processes as they affect the Chicana/o community. Student individually assigned, instructed and supervised in fieldwork involving practical experience in decision-making unit of local governmental social service, or of community liaison agencies.
CH ST 195C. Community Studies and Outreach Initiatives
(1-5) ARMBRUSTER
Prerequisite: Chicana and Chicano Studies 1A
Enrollment Comments: Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of Chicana/o Studies 192/195A-B-C-D/198/199 courses combined to the Chicana/o Studies major.
Internship in contemporary urban problems and decision-making processes as they affect the Chicana/o community. Students are individually assigned, instructed and supervised in fieldwork involving practical experience in decision-making unit of local governmental social service, or of community liaison agencies.
CH ST 195D. Community Studies and Outreach Initiatives
(1-5) ARMBRUSTER
Prerequisite: Chicana and Chicano Studies 1A.
Enrollment Comments: Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of Chicana/o Studies 192/195A-B-C-D/198/199 courses combined to the Chicana/o Studies major.
Internship in contemporary urban problems and decision- making processes as they affect the Chicana/o community. Students are individually assigned, instructed and supervised in fieldwork involving practical experience in decision-making unit of local governmental social service, or of community liaison agencies.
CH ST 197HA. Honors Project Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Chicana and Chicano Studies honors program; senior standing; consent of department; open to Chicana and Chicano Studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Seminar for the development of the honors research project. Emphasis is on the design of the project and the establishment of methodologies to be utilized. Background and initial research is undertaken.
CH ST 197HB. Honors Project Research
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 197HA; acceptance into the Chicana and Chicano Studies honors program; senior standing; consent of department; open to Chicana and Chicano Studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Independent research comprising the bulk of the data acquisition and organization for the honors project.
CH ST 197HC. Honors Project Writing
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 197HB; acceptance into Chicana and Chicano Studies honorsprogram; senior standing; consent of department; open to Chicana and Chicano Studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Allows students to complete the writing of the honors thesis. Time is allotted to prepare a presentation of the project before an audience of peers and faculty members.
CH ST 198. Readings in Chicano Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of two prior upper-division courses in Chicano Studies; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Students may apply a maximum of 8 unitsof Chicano Studies 192/194A-B-C-D/195A-B-C-D/196A-B-C-D/198/199 courses comined to the Chicano Studies major.
Readings in Chicano Studies under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Students must prepare a short plan of study and have it approved by the sponsoring faculty member.
CH ST 199. Independent Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of two upper-division courses in Chicana/o Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Students may apply a maximum of 8 unitsof Chicana/o Studies 192/195A-B-C-D/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined to the Chicana/o Studies major.
Independent studies in Chicana/o students under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Students wishing to enroll should prepare a short plan of study.
CH ST 199RA. Independent Research Assistance in Chicana/o Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Chicana/o Studies; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Chicana/o Studies 199RA may not be usedfor credit in the major.
Coursework consists of faculty supervised research assistance.
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CH ST 200A. History and Narrativity
(4) STAFF
Examines critical theories and methods in the production of historical narratives, social myths, and ideologies of racialization and ethnicity. Special attention is given to employment strategies, tropes, and allegorical forms in the construction of historical events and narratives.
CH ST 200B. Cultural Texts
(4) STAFF
Explores critical theories and methods in the production of cultural knowledge in the humanities. Special attention is given to interdisciplinary articulations with theories and methods in the social sciences.
CH ST 200C. Social Processes
(4) STAFF
Explores critical theories and methods in the production of knowledge relevant to social, political, economic, and institutional structures. Special attention is given to interdisciplinary articulations with theories and methods in the humanities.
CH ST 210. Research Seminar
(4) STAFF
Introduces students to the practice of original research in the interdisciplinary field of Chicana and Chicano Studies, including articulating a research problem, placing it within theoretical discussions, selecting appropriate methods, and analyzing and writing data, results, and/or findings.
CH ST 220. Interdisciplinary Methods
(4) STAFF
A critical introduction to a broad range of approaches and methodologies used in Chicana and Chicano Studies. These methods include (but are not limited to) fieldwork, archival and historical research, textual analysis, action research, visual production, political economy, and statistics.
CH ST 222. Ethnicity and Race in the Americas
(4) SALDIVAR
Identifies different racial projects, of how "ethnicity" and "race" are understood in specific contexts. Special attention is put on the ideas of mestizaje, indigenismo and development, and the role that played in the racial projects of Latin America.
CH ST 238. Barrio Popular Culture
(4) CASILLAS
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 138 and CHST 138H. Quarters usually offered:Winter, Spring, Fall.
A graduate level exploration of the various manifestations of popular and mass culture in Chicano urban and semi-rural communities throughout the Southwest. Both secular and religious cultural phenomena are analyzed (lowriders, saints, music, etc.). Relationships to mainstream culture are examined.
CH ST 240. Chicana and Chicano Studies Colloquium
(1) STAFF
A year-long, bi-monthly colloquium required for all doctoral Chicana and Chicano Studies graduate students. Designed to provide cohort-identity and faculty-student exchange, the colloquium provides students with the opportunity to present research papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations.
CH ST 249. Spanish for Graduate Students
(4) LOMELI
Recommended Preparation: The student should ideally have background in Spanish equivalent to Spanish3.
Provides graduate students with basic and broad knowledge to familiarize them with texts from a variety of disciplines. Course will provide training in rules, vocabulary and linguistic tips.
CH ST 250A. Theory of the Chicana/o Novel
(4) LOMELI
Examines theoretical approaches to the Chicana/o novel. Combines questions and methods pertaining to specific texts of this genre: structuralism, formalism, Marxism, postmodernism, semiotics, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. Centers notions of nationhood, identity, space, gender, and culture.
CH ST 250B. Literary History in Chicana/o Literature
(4) LOMELI
Attempts to explain factors and parameters contributing to literary history in Chicana and Chicana literature from the colonial period (1540s) to the contemporary period (twenty-first century). Each major period is characterized and studied through a representative text.
CH ST 251. De-Colonizing Feminism
(4) SANDOVAL
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 151 and CHST 151H. Quarters usually offered:Winter, Spring, Fall.
Key writings by US feminists-of-color have transformed intellectual and cultural production, and re-generated new modes of de-colonizing philosophy. Graduate students write a substantial paper. They also participate in organizing and leading class discussions on a rotating basis.
CH ST 252A. Indigenous Texts
(4) ALDANA
Prerequisite: Coursework on ancient Mesoamerica.
Treats translations of primary indigenous documents. Investigates the oral performance inherent to written indigenous records. Attention focuses on the Popol Vuh and the Codex Chimalpopoca, but Classic Maya hieroglyphic texts and Aztec codices are considered as well.
CH ST 253. Queer Identities, Communities & Theories
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 153 & CHST 153H. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Examines queer/LGBT community life and death; political and social identities; and multiple gender expressions and sexual desires. Grounded in narratives of identity and experience, the course explores dimensions of visibility, space, silence, and the politics of Chicana/o and Latina/o exclusion.
CH ST 256. Contemporary Readings in Chicana-o Latina-o Indigenous Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Focuses on recent publications covering different fields in Chicana-o Latina-o Indigenous studies in the Humanities, Social and/or Natural Sciences.
CH ST 259. The Chicano Movement: New Historical Perspectives
(4) GARCIA M T
Focuses on the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s and the developing historiographical literature on the Movement. Topics to be covered include Chicanismo, the student movement, the anti-war movement, and La Chicana.
CH ST 260A. Seminar in Chicana and Chicano History
(4) GARCIA
First part of a two-quarter research seminar exploring various facets of Chicano history, concentrating on the twentieth century. Examination of literature and projects covering immigration, labor, women, the Mexican-American, and the Chicano movement.
CH ST 261A. Chicana/o Education
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.
A theoretical and empirical overview of Chicana/o educational issues in the U.S., analyzing effects of race, gender, class, language, sexuality, and immigrant status on attainment and achievement. Examination of social, political, economic, and historical contexts of Chicana/o educational experiences.
CH ST 261B. Imaging (Imagining) Chicanas/os
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.
Using visual sociology, course examines film, television, and print media for their inclusion, exclusion, or distortion of Chicanas/os, and the impacts of these images. Historical examination of how society, economy, and politics shape popular discourse.
CH ST 264. Speaking Truth to Power
(4) SANDOVAL
How do we know whether someone is a truth teller? How can the truth-teller be certain that what she believes is, in fact the truth? How does one witness, heal or speak truth to power?
CH ST 265. Reading Anzaldúa: Text, Context, and Interpretation
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Graduate level standing. Undergraduates by instructor approval under special circumstances.
Seminar surveys the major and minor works of Chicana feminist thinker Gloria Anzaldúa and considers the influence that her work has had in a range of disciplines, from Chicana/o Studies and queer theory to political science and philosophy.
CH ST 266. Theories of Mestizaje: Critical Perspectives from the Americas
(4) SALDIVAR
Mestizaje has been one of the longest racial projects in the American continent, both as a de facto phenomena and as an ideology. This course critically engages with contemporary debates. Explores Mestizaje as resistance, as well as domination.
CH ST 267. Chicana Feminisms
(4) SANDOVAL
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 167 and CHST 167H. Quarters usually offered:Winter, Spring, Fall.
Different feminisms have contributed significantly to contemporary political thought. In this course, graduate students survey the historical development and primary issues of Chicana Feminism, including its practices of political intervention, major writings, and comparisons to other influential feminisms.
CH ST 268E. History of the Chicana/o Movement
(4) GARCIA
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CSHT 168E and CHST 168EH. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
An examination of the Chicano movement in the United States from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. Topics will include the student movement, the farmworker movement, the Plan de Aztlan, the Raza Unida Party, Chicana feminists, the anti-war movement, and Chicano Studies.
CH ST 268F. Racism in American History
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 168F and CHST 168FH. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Racism as a major ideological force in defining American society from the colonial era to the present. Major focus will be in the changing nature of racism as an ideology as well as the relationship of racism to specific minority groups such as Chicanas/os, Latinas/os, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and Arab-Americans.
CH ST 270. Globalization and Transnational Social Movements
(4) INDA
An examination of globalization in the world economy and its impact on Central America, Mexico, and the Chicano/Latino community in the U.S. Topics include the historical and contemporary nature of capitalism, the WTO, the IMP, the World Bank, and neoliberalism.
CH ST 271. Globalization and Immigration
(4) STAFF
Tracks the migration of people and cultures across national boundaries, focusing on the itinerary of Mexican migrations to the U.S., with selected examples of migrations into Europe. Attention is paid to the changing significance of the nation.
CH ST 274A. Oral History: Theories, Ethics, and Methods
(4) STAFF
A survey of the theory and practice of oral history methodologies, including the testimonio tradition in Latin America. Considers the politics of memory and truth, evidence and experience, and the challenges and pleasures of oral history work among subordinated communities.
CH ST 279. The Brown/Black Metropolis: Race, Class, & Resistance in the City
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 171 & CHST 171H. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Traces the transition of Browns/Blacks from a rural urban population and examines trends in family size, language, usage, segregation and social inequality. Issues of urban decay and community conflict are also examined.
CH ST 280. Critical Race Theory in Education
(4) STAFF
Utilizing a critical race theory framework, the course examines education with an emphasis on the intercentricity of race/racism with other forms of subordination and the power of experiential knowledge to challenge traditional theories, concepts, methods, and data.
CH ST 280A. Survey of Chicana/o Literature
(4) LOMELI
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 180 and CHST 180H. Quarters usually offered:Winter, Spring, Fall.
General overview of all genres (poetry, novel, theater, short story and essay) of Chicano literature. A people's socio-historical experiences are examined to understand ethnicity, creativity, and world view.
CH ST 281A. A People's History of Los Angeles: Race, Class, and Resistance in the City
(4) ARMBRUSTER-SANDOVAL
The history of Los Angeles from the perspective of people of color, women, queer people, and working-class people. Brown-black relations and contemporary social movements in Los Angeles will be especially emphasized.
CH ST 284A. Chicana Writers
(4) HERRERA-SOBEK
Recommended Preparation: Recommended Preparation: Fluency in Spanish
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with CHST 184A and CHST 184AH. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Creating concurrent graduate companion course for CHST 184A and CHST 184AH. CHST 284A will differ from the undergraduate courses, even thought they are offered concurrently.
Graduates will examine and analyze literary works by Chicana writers. Feminist theories as well as other contemporary critical theories are applied to the analysis of prose, poetry and dramatic words written by well-known Chicana writers.
CH ST 285. Oppositional Texts of the 1960s and the Chicano Movement
(4) GARCIA
This seminar will focus on key oppositional texts and writers of the 1960s that influenced the Chicano Movement. Writers will include Frantz Fanon, Stokely Carmichael, Robert Blauner, Malcolm X, Che Guevarra, and others.
CH ST 501. Teaching Assistant and Associate Training
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Units earned do not apply toward completion of advanced degrees. S/U grading only. Required of all teaching assistants in Chicana and Chicano Studies.
Supervised teaching of lower division Chicana/o Studies courses. Required participation in occasional workshops related to teaching.
CH ST 592. Directed Reading
(1-12) STAFF
Course content variable; may be repeated. Special readings selected under guidance of individual instructor to help students make up particular gaps in their intellectual backgrounds that are pertinent to their graduate program.
CH ST 594AAZZ. Special Topics
(1-12) STAFF
Special seminar on research subjects of current interest.
CH ST 594CR. Special Topics
CH ST 594CS. Special Topics
CH ST 594IC. Special Topics
CH ST 594JV. Special Topics
CH ST 594MC. Special Topics
CH ST 594MD. Special Topics
CH ST 594MG. Special Topics
CH ST 594RA. Special Topics
CH ST 594TV. Special Topics
CH ST 596. Directed Reading and Research
(1-12) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated an indefinite number of times due to independent nature of course.
An independent research or individually guided tutorial in an area not covered by existing courses.
CH ST 597. Individual Study for Master's or Ph.D. Examinations for Advancement to Candidacy
(1-12) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated an indefinite number of times due to independent nature of course.
Normally taken with the student’s committee chair in preparation for Master’s or Ph.D. examinations. Units do not count toward graduate degrees.
CH ST 598. Master's Research and Writing
(1-12) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated an indefinite number of times due to independent nature of course.
Open to graduate students conduction master’s research.
CH ST 599. Dissertation Research and Writing
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Open to graduate students conducting doctoral thesis research.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated an indefinite number of times due to independent nature of thesis research and writing.
Open to graduate students conducting doctoral research.