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SOC 148 - La Chicana: The Contemporary Mexican-American Female (Same as CHST 148)

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory course explores the racial/ethnic identity formation of Chicanas/Mexican origin women in the United States. Course themes include an examination of the genesis of the term “Chicana”; the emergence of Chicana feminism, and the intersection of race, gender, class, and sexuality in relation to the formation and study of Chicana identities. This course is an interdisciplinary one, drawing on methodologies from racial/ethnic studies, women/gender studies, queer studies, history, literature, sociology, and popular culture. The course is appropriate for students interested in furthering their understanding of the social construction of the Mexican-American woman.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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