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

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory: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 interdisciplinary, 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 and who are eligible for the Honors Program.

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