Classes

Our Classes

In our classes, we talk about many topics relevant to today. Topics include Latin history in the United States, Chicano literature, immigration, politics and more.

A current list of classes available each quarter is available in EagleNET. To view the list:

  1. Visit EagleNET
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  4. Select Chicano Studies in the box that says “Subject”
  5. Click Class Search

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CHST 202

CHST218

CHST 310

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Chicana/o/x Studies in the High School

Edmundo Aguilar, PhD

Dr. Edmundo M. Aguilar

College in the High School Coordinator

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eaguilar94@ewu.edu

509.359.6150

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College in the High School

CHST 202. INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO CULTURE. 5 Credits. (Minor requirement)

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
A study of Chicano culture providing an initial overview of its roots and conflicts. Specific components discussed are cultural identity, customs, language, psychology and the arts.

CHST 218. CHICANO HISTORY. 5 Credits. (Minor requirement)

Cross-listed: HIST 218.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course offers a study of Chicano history from the time of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, to the present. Specific themes discussed include the Mexican American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848, the economic, political and social conditions after the Anglo-American conquest of the southwest, Mexican immigration to the U.S., Chicano labor history, the Chicano movement and other Chicano themes.

CHST 196. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental

CHST 201. LATINAS/OS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
The course examines the experience of the other Latinos (Hispanics) in the United States: Puerto Rican, Cuban American and Central Americans. The course presents a brief historical overview of their entrance in American Society and a demographic comparison of significant socio-economic variables of the groups. The primary focus of the course is to examine the social and cultural profile of the Puerto Rican, Cuban and Central American groups in the U.S.

CHST 230. CHICANAS AND LATINAS IN THE U.S.. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: CHST 202.
Satisfies a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course provides a description and analysis of the experience of Chicanas and Latinas in the United States. First, the course presents a review of Chicana studies scholarship and the evolution of Chicana feminist theory. Next, the course examines the historical, cultural, political, and social-economic themes which define the experience of Chicanas/Latinas in the United States.

CHST 296. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental.

CHST 310. LATINAS/OS IN THE U.S. MEDIA. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course surveys how Latinx have been depicted in film, news, television and other media formats in the U.S. The course examines Hollywood depictions of the Latino/a experience in the film industry from the early period of U.S. cinema to contemporary representations; the depictions of Latinos/as in television and the news; and the emergence of Chicanx early documentary to the full length dramatic feature film.

CHST 320. CHICANO-LATINO POLITICS IN AMERICA. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
The purpose of this course is to study the political reality of Latinos in the U.S.: a heterogeneous group made up largely of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban American origin and others (Central and South Americans). The focus taken in this class is to look at the Latino population in terms of its orientation to the political system, its institutions and actors and their participation in the electoral process.

CHST 330. LATINO IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course is a historical overview of Latino immigration from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Special attention is given to the largest Latino sub groups in the United States. Students examine the social phenomenon of labor migration and immigration from Latin America in the context of political economic national inequalities. The transnational character of Latino immigrants and its political, economic and cultural contributions to the sending and receiving nations are covered.

CHST 335. GENDER REVOLUTION AND POLITICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course provides a broad overview of the political mobilization of women in Latin American conflicts. Students explore the participation of women in revolutionary movements as combatants and other supporting and leadership roles. Concepts of masculinity, patriarchy, militarism and violence within the Latin American context will be examined. Students look at these armed conflicts through mainstream and feminist theories as well as concepts in political psychology.

CHST 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental

CHST 420. READINGS IN DECOLONIZATION. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: IDST 420.
Pre-requisites: IDST 101 and CHST 101.
This course grounds students in the theory and concepts of colonization, decolonization and indigenous peoples in America, with brief comparisons with global indigenous peoples and experiences. Through that theoretical understanding, students examine and formulate ways in which decolonization can impact and be integrated into indigenous lives and communities in a meaningful way.

CHST 495. INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

CHST 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSES. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental