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POLS 150 - Latinx Politics

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the history and contemporary role of Latinx people in the U.S. political system. Much of the course will explore the migration and political activism of the largest Latinx-origin groups: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadorean, Dominican, and Guatemalan. The course begins with a review of U.S. demographics and discussion about “Latino” and “Hispanic” as meaningful political terms. Students also learn about the political institutional context in the U.S.; examine the political relationships between Latinx and non-Latinx groups as they relate to political parties, voting coalitions, representation and public policy; and learn how to analyze data on Latinx public opinion, voting behavior, and political attitudes.

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