2017-18 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2018  
2017-18 Pomona College Catalog
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CHST136 CH - Chicano/a Latino/a Politics

When Offered: Each semester.
Instructor(s): A. Zimmerman
Credit: 1

Latinos have historically used grassroots community organizing and social movement participation alongside more traditional politics to press for socio-political change, to claim rights and greater inclusion of Chicano/a Latino/as in the United States. In Part I of the course, we will study the politics and social movement participation of different Latino groups- including Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Central Americans. Part II will evaluate the formation of a pan-ethnic Latino/a identity in response to anti-immigrant politics, focusing on different regional, national, transnational and generational perspectives.By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate the structural forces, contextual factors, and power dynamics that have shaped Latinos? struggles for full inclusion and citizenship in the US, the ways in which grassroots social activism informs new models of Latina/o electoral politics, and the contributions Latino/as have made to civil and human rights United States more broadly.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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