HIST 286
Latina/o History From 1846 to the Present Spring 2010
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 286 / LATS 286
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This course examines the formation of Latina/o communities in the United States from 1846 to the present. Formed through conquest, immigration, and migration, these communities reflect the political and economic causes of migration, U.S. foreign policies, the connections between the United States and the countries of origin, and economic conditions in the United States. People’s migration to the United States has been mediated through labor recruitment, immigration and refugee policies, and social networks. Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans, as well as more recent immigrants from Central and South American countries, then become racialized populations in the United States. This EDI course examines the racial dynamics at play in the formation of Latina/o communities, as well as the impact of dominant U.S. hierarchies of race, gender and class on the economic incorporation of Latinas and Latinos.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: none
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation and group presentations, short writing assignments, two short essays, and a final essay
Prerequisites: none
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 286 Division II LATS 286 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
LATS Core Electives

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