Examines the Chicano/a (Mexican & Mexican American) experience in North America within
a historical context. Beginning with an examination of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican
societies through European conquest and up to 20th century, students will engage in the following areas of scholarly inquiry: Nation
development, migration/immigration, race, class, culture, political activism and civil
Investigate the social construction of La Chicana/Mexicana gender in both Mexico and
the United States, but primarily in the United States. This investigation will include
literary analysis, historical perspectives, feminist approaches and Chicana intellectualism.
Additional points of study include Machismo, gender manifestations and Chicanas in
Critically investigates the production and consumption of Chicano/a forms of culture/identity.
Examines Chicano/a culture as a dynamic process, which includes theater, literature,
poetry, art, film and music.