Chicanx/Latinx Studies (CHLX)

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CHLX 157  Introduction to Latinx  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course explores contemporary issues affecting Latinx communities in the United States, including values, social organization, urbanization, gender, sexuality, and socio-economics. Special attention is paid to issues of colonialism, human rights, U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, racism, capitalist globalization, migration, emerging political and economic shifts in the Americas, and new local and transnational efforts for social change on the part of Latin America's peoples and Latinx in the U.S. 3 hours lecture.  (001973)  
General Education: Ethnic Studies (F)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CHLX 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (001975)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CHLX 203  Latinx Film: Representation, Resistance, and Disruption  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Viewing and analysis of Latinx and Chicanx films, from classics to contemporary popular and critical hits. Feature and documentary films are discussed in sociopolitical context and as cultural production. Special attention is paid to intersections between race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, and other facets of Latinx identities. 3 hours lecture.  (021921)  
Cross listing(s): MADT 203  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CHLX 235  Mexican American History  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study of the Mexican-American subculture in the United States after 1848: historical background, migration, cultural patterns, folklore, economic and political objectives. 3 hours lecture.  (001974)  
General Education: Ethnic Studies (F)  
Cross listing(s): HIST 235  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CHLX 254  Chicana/o Arts and Ideas  3 Units  GE, USD  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An overview of Chicana/o art, literature, and ideology. The course examines the trajectory of the Chicano Movement and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to contemporary times. We explore how Chicano literature asks enduring and universal questions and at the same time reflects a specific historical and cultural reality that is fundamental to the United States experience. Reading, discussions, and reports are in English (with some code-switching in Spanish). 3 hours lecture.  (021205)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Cross listing(s): FLNG 254, HUMN 254  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; U.S. Diversity  
CHLX 299  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (021022)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CHLX 328  Latino Politics  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course offers a survey regarding Latinos in US politics. It explores both the political history of Latino subgroups and contemporary analyses of Latino political behavior and socialization. 3 hours lecture.  (022100)  
General Education: Ethnic Studies (F)  
Cross listing(s): POLS 328  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 358  Latinx in Contemporary Society and Social Justice  3 Units  USD  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course examines the identities and experiences of Latinx in contemporary society. From identity politics, to immigration policy, to the complex intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality, the broad spectrum of today's most pressing issues are investigated. Emerging or changing situations, events, and/or issues may be integrated into the class in any given semester. Latinx groups examined include heritage from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. 3 hours lecture.  (001980)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
CHLX 389  Internship in Chicano Studies  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours lecture.  (001981)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (001983)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 410  Latinx Gender and Sexualities  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CHLX 157 or QTST 310W.  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
An in-depth study of gender and sexuality diversity within Latinx communities, this course delves into gender and sexuality based societal expectations and resistance to them. Explore gender non-conforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other lived experiences of diverse groups such as Chican@, Xicano, Latnix, and Blacktinos 3 hours lecture.  (021868)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 415  Latinx and Immigration  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: CHLX 157, CHLX 203, CHLX 235, or CHLX 358; or instructor permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
This course on immigration is a social-historical examination of the migration and settlement of Mexican, Caribbean, South American and Central American origin people to the Unites States. Attention paid to the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic class of immigrant groups. The "creation" of the U.S.-Mexico border since 1848 has served to create one of the world's unique separation of nations that profoundly impact the lives of Mexican immigrants and the Chicanx community, as well as other Latinx immigrants who also must pass through the border. The social construction of the U.S.-Mexico border serves to develop a critical view of the economic, social, political, and cultural consequences of immigration. 3 hours lecture.  (021870)  
General Education: Ethnic Studies (F)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 416  Latinx in the Labor Market  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CHLX 157, CHLX 203, CHLX 235 or CHLX 358; or instructor permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
This course examines the labor force participation of Latinx workers in the U.S. and Global labor market. Theoretical models of labor market inequality are also explored to acquaint students to the latest models. Empirical studies of global and U.S. market participation of Latinx populations guide students to the changing nature of those groups participation. Latinx groups examined are Chicanos, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Central Americans. 3 hours lecture.  (021917)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 420  Latina & Chicana Power  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CHLX 157 or WMST 170.  
Typically Offered: Spring only even years  
Latina and Chicana women had been wielding power for centuries before feminism arrived, and now they are unstoppable. Find out how Xicana feminism challenged racism and sexism, how the activism of diverse Latinas has changed the landscapes of gender and ethnicity. Explore the complexities of Latina/Chicana power: political, social, spiritual, sexual, and artistic. 3 hours lecture.  (021869)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 454  Chicano Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
A study of the Chicano people as reflected in selected films and literature. Discussions will be in Spanish, readings in English and Spanish, reports in Spanish. 3 hours seminar.  (001984)  
Cross listing(s): SPAN 454  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 458  Leading Social Change  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
The course provides in-depth and advanced study of theories, analyses, and practical applications of leadership styles and structures, prioritizing those which consciously incorporate intersectional, inclusive, non-hierarchical and feminist approaches that center the marginalized. The course is meant to enhance practical leadership experiences as well as prepare you for the field of leadership in social justice movements, including the non-profit sector, government and policy advocacy. Additionally, a focus on learning to sustain ourselves and those we work with are a core area of study. 3 hours lecture.  (021916)  
Cross listing(s): MCGS 458, WMST 458  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 473W  Colonial and Modern Mexican Art (W)  3 Units  W  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
A survey of Mexican art and the architecture during the colonial, revolutionary, and modern periods. Aspects of European, Spanish-American, and colonial indigenous art will be addressed, as well as the work of individual artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. 3 hours lecture.  (000842)  
Cross listing(s): ARTH 473W  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
CHLX 480  Sex Work, Queer Desire, and Transfeminism  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MCGS 155, WMST 170.  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
An interdisciplinary and transnational study of sex work, sex tourism, pornography, queer desire, and BDSM, as well as an introduction to transgender history and transfeminist analysis. 3 hours lecture.  (021914)  
Cross listing(s): MCGS 480, WMST 480  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 489  Chicano Studies Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (021300)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CHLX 498  Special Topics Chicano Studies  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (001987)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division