ES254 201802 Undergraduate

Winter 2019
ES 254
Applies To: 
Introduction to Chicanx and Latinx Studies

Marcel Brousseau

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Department Section Description: 

This course introduces students to the fields of Chicanx and Latinx Studies. Drawing from historical, literary, philosophical, cartographic, ethnographic, and visual texts, it can serve as a foundation for students wanting to pursue more advanced courses in Chicanx, Latinx, and Ethnic Studies. Thematically, this course emphasizes the historical foundations and political concerns surrounding contemporary Latinx experiences by engaging with concepts such as land, language, identity, and belonging; space, segregation, and community; settler-colonization, migration, and immigration; civil rights; and the interplay of class, gender, race, and sexuality.



Multicultural, American Cultures (AC) courses focus on race and ethnicity in the United States by considering two or more racial and ethnic groups (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Asian American, and European American) from historical and comparative perspectives. They do not necessarily deal specifically with discrimination or prejudice, although many do.

Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.