Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2020

  • Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Racialization and Contemporary Communities – “Latina/o/x and Community”

    ETHSTD 103C | CCN: 32320

    Melanie Z. Plasencia

    M 2:00 - 4:59pm 50 Barrows

    4 Units

    This course will provide an in-depth examination of geographical, social, cultural, economic, and political developments that have shaped the experiences of Latina/o/x communities in the United States. The course is broken into a series of sections that examine how neighborhood constructions, work and wages, linguistic, political, sexual and gendered practices affect the formation of space and place in Latina/o/x communities. Various case studies will be used to demonstrate the heterogeneity and diversity of the Latina/o/x experience. Questions that will be addressed, include: What does it mean to become part of a community? What are some conflicts that emerge when creating community? How have Latina/o/x’s been included and excluded from communities within the nation? What are the ways in which Latina/o/x have used their agency and communities to create change by politicizing their identity?