Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science


Spring 2016


Course Topic Time Professor Description
CLS 201 Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies





Ingraham 214

Patricia Castaneda-Tucker

Introduction to Chicano and Latino Studies designed to introduce students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chicanas/os & Latinas/os in the U.S.  It offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chicana/o & Latina/o studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chicana/o & Latina/o experience in the United States.  Such themes as migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

CLS 231

Politics in Multi-

Cultural Society




120 Ingraham
Ben Marquez  

Examines race, ethnicity, & religion as political phenomena, along with cultural identities as dynamic orientations and will focus on the U.S. as a multi-cultural polity.



Race, Ethnicity and the Media



4008  Vilas

 Lori Lopez

Provides students with critical tools and understanding of the main topics of concern and debate in the study of race and ethnicity in US films, entertainment, television and popular culture.

CLS 462 American West since 1850


 Tu & Th

1121 Humanities 

Susan Johnson   

This course explores the era after U.S.-Mexico War, as the U.S. colonized and incorporated new territory, and as residents embraced and resisted these processes. Examines how West emerged as region with distinctive economic features, ties to federal government, patterns of race relations, and grounding in cultural memory. Examines how some aspects of regional distinctiveness faded over time while others persisted and new ones arose. Interrogates impact of global migrations; world wars, Cold War, and Vietnam War; civil rights and environmental movements; metropolitanization and rise of New Right. Employs perspectives of political, economic, environmental, social, and cultural historians, highlighting racial/ethnic formations, class relations, and gender/sexuality. Attends to aspirations of American Indians, Anglo Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans. Explores how these aspirations clashed and coalesced, producing dissension and division but also new social movements, new cultural forms, new spaces of hope and possibility.



Latin@ Ubanism


Tu & Th

Ingraham 222

Revel Sims

This course will examine the development of Latin@ urbanization in the United States as a process of historical policy regimes, political projects, and important social actors.   

CLS 699 Directed Study  --  --

Credit(s) for self-directed students learners conducting independent reading and research under the mentorship and guidance of a faculty member.


CLS Equivalency/DARS Exception 


CP  225 Coming to Terms with Cultural Diversity


 Tu & Th

6116 SocSci

Ben Marquez & Francisco Scarano       

Students will examine the historical, social, political, economics, and cultural experiences and conditions of Latinos, the second largest US racial/ethnic minority group. Course focus is on people who trace their orgins to Mexico, the Caribeena, and courtries of Latin America.


URPL 590   Gentrification                 


Tu & Th

2235 Nicholas Hall 

Lynett Uttal              

This course will examines the diversity of family life and human development across and within racial ethnic groups in the United States as shaped by race, ethnicity, culture, biculturalism, and the social contexts of history, economics, immigration, and socio-political conditions.


All course offerings are subject to change.


NOTE: For a full list of course offerings, please refer to the UW Timetable