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Mexican and Latin-American Studies Courses

Mexican and Latin-American Studies Courses

United States Relations with Mexico and Latin America

Course Number: M/LAT 12
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description Analysis of United States relations with Mexico and Latin America from colonial times to the present: U.S. involvement as it relates to the economic, cultural, and political situations of Mexico and Latin America through the years. 2203.00 AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

History of the Mexican American

Course Number: M/LAT 19
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: People of Mexican descent from colonial times to the present: Contemporary status and problems of Mexican Americans in the United States. 2203.00 AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

Psychology of Latinas and Latinos

Course Number: M/LAT 23
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of psychology as they relate to the Latina/o community: Selected social problems such as prejudice, racial conflict, and trauma in the Latina/o community from a Latina/o perspective. 2203.00 AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

Survey of Latin-American Films

Course Number: M/LAT 30A
Units:3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Critical examination of historical and contemporary film images of Latinos/Americanos as a result of cultural encounters within the United States: Traditional and emerging objectives of fi lm makers and producers; and common themes and cultural elements in films by and about Latinos in the United States.
AA/AS area 3, 5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

Survey of Latin-American Films

Course Number: M/LAT 30B
Units:3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
M/Lat 30A is not prerequisite to M/Lat 30B.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Critical examination of cinema from throughout Latin America and Spain that relate to Latino cultural experiences: Emphasis on those films that educate viewers about Latino encounters with majority and minority cultures within Latin America.
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

Survey of Chicana/Latina Women

Course Number: M/LAT 31
Units:3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to Chicana/Latina Studies: Comparative historical examination of immigration, race, intermarriage, motherhood, health, language, education, sexuality, and family structure among women of Mexican/Latin-American origins in the United States.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

African Heritage of Latin America

Course Number: M/LAT 32/AFRAM 18
Units:3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the influence of African people throughout Latin America: Culture; music, language, religion and dance; examination of slavery, colonialism, resistance and independence movements in the region. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in AFRAM 18. 2203.00 AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area C2, D; IGETC area 3B, 4

Introduction to Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino Studies

Course Number: M/LAT 33
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Overview of the field of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies: History, literature, the arts and material culture, as well as sociological, political, economic, public policy, and philosophical perspectives on the experience of Latinos in the United States

History of Latinos in the United States: 1800 to Present

Course Number: M/LAT 34
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History of United States from 1800 to present with emphasis on the Latina/o Diaspora Survey of diverse experiences of Latina/o communities and their impact on culture, identity and politics in United States.

Women of Color

Course Number: M/LAT 35
Units: 3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as AFRAM 35, ASAME 35, and NATAM 35.
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in AFRAM 35, ASAME 35, or NATAM 35.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Interdisciplinary examination of the lives of women of color in the U.S.: Exploration of the intersection of gender, class, ethnicity, and race in the lives of African-American, Asian-American, Chicana/Latina, and Native-American women in the U.S.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area

Survey of Latina/o Literature

Course Number: M/LAT 36
Units: 3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Major works in contemporary Latina/o literature: Survey of prose, poetry, short stories, memoirs, and fiction by U.S. Latinos and Latinas in English and in hybrid forms of Spanglish.
AA/AS area 3, 4d, 5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

Latinx Culture: Music, Art, & Theater

Course Number: M/LAT 37
Units: 3 units
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Currently in review
Description:Survey of contemporary Latinx works and themes: Analysis of styles and influences in music, visual art, performance art, and their influence on Latinx experiences in the Americas.

Selected Topics in Mexican/Latin-American Studies

Course Number: M/LAT 48GA-MZ
Units:.5-5 units
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on selected topics.

Independent Study in Mexican/Latin-American
Studies

Course Number: M/LAT 49
Units:.5-5 units
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on Independent Study.

Selected Topics in Mexican/Latin-American Studies

Course Number: M/LAT 248GA-MZ
Units:.5-5 units
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on selected topics.