Chicano Studies (CHICANO)

Courses

CHICANO 1AX Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1998 10 Week Session, Summer 1997 10 Week Session, Summer 1995 10 Week Session
To acquaint Summer Bridge students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano literature. An introduction to writing, begining with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organizational of a full composition.

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CHICANO R1A Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Course will acquaint students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano/a literature. An introduction to writing, beginning with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organization of a full composition. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition Requirement.

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CHICANO R1AN Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session, Summer 2011 8 Week Session
Course will acquaint students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano literature. An introduction to writing, beginning with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organization of a full composition. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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CHICANO R1B Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines literary works by Chicano/a writers in their political and social contexts. Emphasis is on literary interpretation and sustained analytical writing. The course aims to develop students' fluency in writing longer and more complex papers, with specific attention to the development of their research skills and their ability to incorporate source material effectively. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition
Requirement.
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CHICANO 5 Intensive Elementary Spanish Language and Latin American Culture 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
Continuation of Spanish 1 in the area of grammar. Special emphasis on increasing vocabulary and developing functional fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Focus on conversational practice of everyday situations, supplemented by language laboratory work. Further study and discussion of different aspects of Latin American culture.

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CHICANO 10 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Language and Mexican Culture 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
An intensive Spanish language immersion course in Mexico with a review and enrichment of grammar and vocabulary, and practice in composition. This course will also present an overview of Mexican culture including historical, geographical, and economic aspects, as well as literature, art, music, and folklore, with special focus on family life and direct social contact. Particular emphasis
will be placed on the period from independence to the present.
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CHICANO 20 Introduction to Chicano Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
An introduction to the cultural life of Chicanos with its regional differences. Key themes are the symbols and cultural norms created by the historical interaction between Chicanos and American society as expressed in literature, art, music, and folklore. Attention will also be given to change and continuity in Chicano cultural norms on the basis of historical events.

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CHICANO 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 freshmen.

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CHICANO 39A Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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CHICANO 40 Introduction to Chicano Literature in English 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
The course will introduce students to modern Chicano literature written in English, and will provide necessary background for understanding more specialized courses in the area.

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CHICANO 50 Introduction to Chicano History 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
A general overview of the Chicano historical experience in the U.S.

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CHICANO 70 Latino Politics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
A critical analysis of the Latino political experience in the United States. The course compares and contrasts the ideologies, political organizations, and political leadership in the Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican, and Central American communities. The contemporary issues confronting Latinos are critically examined.

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CHICANO 97 Field Study in Chicano Studies 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent field experience in the community relevant to specific aspects of Chicano studies.

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CHICANO 98 Supervised Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics which will vary from semester to semester.

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CHICANO 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Individual research by lower division students. Limited to freshmen and sophomores.

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CHICANO 110 Latina/o Philosophy and Religious Thought 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
For the last 30 years, the themes of identity and liberation have dominated the social ethic and religious thought of subaltern subjectivities in the Americas. The centrality of these ideas respond to the increasing awareness of and opposition to the legacies of the history of conquest, colonization, racism, and sexism in the region. In this course, we are going to study the intellectual production
of various ethnic groups in the Americas, particularly Latinas and Latinos in the 20th century, in order to clarify the ties between concerns for cultural and religious identity and the articulation of alternative ethical and political visions.
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CHICANO 130 Mexican and Chicano Art History 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
A survey of Mexican and Chicano art from Mesoamerican period to contemporary Chicano art. Special focus on the mural movements and the relationship between artistic production and the development of Chicano symbols and cultural production.

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CHICANO 133 Chicano Music 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2008
What is Chicano music? When did it begin? Who are considered Chicano musicians? How has Chicano music changed in relationship to the historical changes in the Chicano community? How has Chicano music helped shape and been shaped by popular music and popular culture? How has Chicano music been a music accommodation and/or resistance? What role have Chicano artists/musicians played as cultural workers? Does Chicano music have a political agenda?
How have Chicano artists and recording companies fared in the music industry? These are a few of the questions we will explore in this course. Course goals and objectives will be accomplished through readings, research, guest lectures, performance, film, and listening to Chicano music. Classroom discourse will be the key ingredient to the success of this course.
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CHICANO 135A Latino Narrative Film: to the 1980s 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course examines narrative films primarily of the 1970s and 1980s that deal with the Latino/Chicano experience and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin America will be encompassed in the course, as well as experimental and independent productions.

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CHICANO 135B Latino Narrative Film Since 1990 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course examines major narrative films produced since the 1980s that deal with the Latino/Chicano experience and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin America will be encompassed by the course.

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CHICANO 135C Latino Documentary Film 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
This course examines documentary films that are Latino-produced and/or Latino-based in content. The course will emphasize documentary film analysis and interpretation, taking into account the influences of both U.S. and Latin American cinema; alternative media, docudrama, pod-casts, and the like will also be discussed.

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CHICANO 141 Chicana Feminist Writers and Discourse 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
A critical and theoretical analysis of contemporary Chicana Writers and Chicana Feminist Discourse.

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CHICANO 142 Major Chicano Writers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Critical analysis of the works of major Chicano Playwrights, Poets and Fiction Writers.

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CHICANO 143 Chicano and Latin American Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
A study of the relationships and parallel aspects between Latin American and Chicano literature. Emphasis on the literature of protest as a constant underlying current from the Conquest to the present.

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CHICANO 150B History of the Southwest: Mexican-United States War to Present 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
The relationship between people of Mexican descent and American society from 1880 to the present.

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CHICANO 152 The History of Latina/o Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Latinas/os have long been the object of intellectual thought: they have been written about, they have been studied and quantified, and quite often not in positive terms. In this course, we will turn Latinas/os from objects of discourse to subjects of discourse, as active participants in intellectual thought. Our goal will be to explore how Latinas/os have reflected critically upon and written about their position as Latinas/os within the United States.
In doing so, we will counter the general notion that Latina/o intellectual thought is, at best, a recent phenomenon or, at worst, non-existent.
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CHICANO 159 Mexican Immigration 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course provides an overview of Mexican immigration to the United States. The relationship between immigration and Chicano community formation will be examined. Issues addressed include settlement patterns, socialization, educational aspiration, identity transformation, and historical changes.

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CHICANO 161 Central American Peoples and Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2010
A comparative survey of the peoples and cultures of the countries of the Central American Isthmus from a historical and contemporary perspective.

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CHICANO C161 Central American Peoples and Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011
A comparative survey of the peoples and cultures of the seven countries of the Central American Isthmus from a historical and contemporary perspective.

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CHICANO 162 The U.S. Role in Central America 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
A critical examination of the role played by the United States in Central America from the 19th Century to the present. The focus will be on trends in U.S. policy, including an assessment of current policy alternatives in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the impact of those policies in Latinos in the United States.

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CHICANO 163 Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The main goal of this course is to offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of the Caribbean migration experience to the United States. We will cover crucial issues such as the migration origins, modes of incorporation, racism, cultural/identity strategies, and the political-economic relationship between the country of origin and the metropolitan host society. To understand the specificity of Caribbean migrants to the USA, it is fundamental
to understand the regional Caribbean migration circuits to Western Europe. Thus, the course will provide a comparative perspective with Caribbean migrations to Western Europe.
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CHICANO 165 Cuba, the United States and Cuban Americans 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines the contested formation of Cuban identity, where the questions of race and the relationship to the United States have constituted fundamental issues in the debate over the meaning of Cubanidad. The course will address the ways in which Cuba dealt with the issue of race and national identity after the revolution of 1959, as well as, for the Cuban emigre community in the United States. Issues of gender, class, and cultural
expression will be crucial elements of analysis throughout the course.
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CHICANO 172 Chicanos and the Educational System 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
An examination of the historical and contemporary relationship between the educational system and the Mexican community in the United States; the history of schooling practices within the Mexican population as a backdrop to an examination of the current educational conditions of the Chicano students; the different historical trends in the education of Chicanos including alternative schools, bilingual
education, school segregation, and higher education.
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CHICANO 174 Chicanos, Law, and Criminal Justice 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
An examination of the development and function of law, the organization and administration of criminal justice, and their effects in the Chicano community; response to these institutions by Chicanos.

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CHICANO 176 Chicanos and Health Care 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Relationship of the health care delivery system in the U.S. to the Chicano community. To include an examination and understanding of the concept of mental health as defined by Chicanos. Analysis of program alternatives and the Chicano response to health care problems and issues.

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CHICANO 180 Topics in Chicano Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Topics in Latino/a-related art, history and contemporary issues, such as neighborhood development (e.g., Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, Mission district of San Francisco), mural arts movements, Spanish-language media, labor history, unionization efforts, immigration, demographic shifts, regional economic and/or social history, and transnational communities. Course topics will vary with the expertise of the particular instructor.

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CHICANO 180AC Topics in Chicano Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will introduce students to specific Chicana/Latina, Native, Asian, & African American art history and cultural practices developed as an essential aesthetic of art made by Artists of Color in the Bay Area. Focus is placed on the politics, ideas, and methods for working in community that are still viable and integral to current art practice with a commitment to social justice. The course will offer hands-on experience in community
schools and organizations. Art experience welcome but not required.
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CHICANO 180M Topics in Chicano Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2008 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 Second 6 Week Session
This course, taught in Spain, is designed primarily to permit instructors to deal with topics with which they are especially concerned; subject matter usually is more restricted than that of a regular course.

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CHICANO 194A Casa Mora Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
The purpose of the Casa Magdalena Mora Seminar is to assist Casistas (i.e. Casa Mora residents) with their transition to student and academic life at UC Berkeley, and more importantly engage them in a critical and analytical dialogue and research for issues affecting Chican@ and Latin@ communities. This course is open to everyone.

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CHICANO 194B Case Mora Theme Program Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
The purpose of the Casa Magdalena Mora Seminar is to assist Casistas (i.e. Casa Mora residents) with their transition to student and academic life at UC Berkeley, and more importantly engage them in a critical and analytical dialogue and research for issues affecting Chican@ and Latin@ communities. This course is open to everyone.

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CHICANO 195 Senior Thesis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Writing of a thesis under the direction of the member(s) of the faculty.

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CHICANO H195A Senior Honors Thesis for Chicano Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Course for senior Chicano Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Chicano Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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CHICANO H195B Senior Honors Thesis for Chicano Studies Majors 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course for senior Chicano Studies majors designed to support and guide the writing of a senior honors thesis. For senior Chicano Studies majors who have been approved for the honors program.

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CHICANO 197 Field Work in Chicano Studies 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Supervised independent field experience in the community relevant to specific aspects of Chicano Studies. Regular meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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CHICANO 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Directed group study in Chicano Studies for advanced students. Regular meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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CHICANO 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Independent work for advanced students in Chicano Studies. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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