Together we will engage the historical experiences of Latina/os in the United States: colonizations, migrations, World War II, labor organizing, responses to "Americanizations," Latina/o civil rights movements, feminist and LGBT critiques, and cultural and aesthetic productions. Focusing on Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans, and on matters of gender, race, and sexual orientation, we will consider questions such as: What global economic and political forces have shaped Latina/o populations? Where and how have various Latina/o groups settled and how have they been received? How have Latina/os contributed economically, politically, and culturally to the U.S.?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CBST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Juan Gonzalez, HARVEST OF EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA
Zaragosa Vargas, CRUCIBLE OF STRUGGLE: A HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT ERA
Gina Perez, THE NEAR NORTHWEST SIDE STORY: MIGRATION, DISPLACEMENT, AND PUERTO RICAN FAMILIES
Vicki Ruiz, FROM OUT OF THE SHADOWS: MEXICAN WOMEN IN 20th-CENTURY AMERICA
Maria Cristina Garcia, HAVANA USA
Ramona Hernandez, THE MOBILITY OF WORKERS UNDER ADVANCED CAPITALISM: DOMINICAN MIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short mid-term essay (5-7 pages), in-class presentation, and 15-20 page research essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This seminar can count as an American Studies senior course, one way of fulfilling the senior requirement.
|Instructor(s): Garcia,Elizabeth Times: .M..... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: WYL110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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