Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog
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AEIS 150 - The Latino Experience

5 Credits
Introduces an interdisciplinary examination of the Latino experience in the United States. Topics include Latino ethnicity and identity formation; culture; racial and gender relations; socioeconomic and labor issues; immigration; language; and representation.

Course Note Previously CGG175, DGS175 and DGS150

Designed to Serve All students.  Meets diversity and globalism degree requirement.
Active Date 20170530T16:33:18

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
  1. Historical background of U.S./Latin American relations
  2. Evolution Latino ethnicity, identity and culture
  3. Immigration and the formation of Latino communities
  4. Language issues
  5. Socioeconomic and labor issues
  6. Discrimination, segregation and bias in contemporary America
  7. Racial and gender relations
  8. Social construction of stereotypes
  9. The Border in the 21st century.

Student Learning Outcomes
Analyze, contrast, and synthesize the diverse values and experiences of Latinos in the U.S.

Apply the critical thinking skills developed in the course to their own experience.

Identify and employ critical stances and modes of inquiry.

Participate in public discourse about culture, gender, race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and other socially defined sources of identity with self-conviction and respect for others.

Analyze the ways in which specific images and stereotypes of Latinos have been created and perpetuated in U.S. society through a variety of media forms, including but not limited to art, television, films, and literary works.

Describe the ways stereotypes are internalized and/or resisted in both Latino and U.S. culture.

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