Latin Amer & Latino/a Studies Courses

LALS 1, The Latinx Experience in the United States
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to the Latinx experience emphasizing their relationship to the ethnic and racial relations, culture, history, and politics of the U.S. This course will emphasize interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies methodologies and critical race theory to analyze the impact of Latinxs on American systems and institutions.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 2, Critical Thinking in Latinx Studies
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: ENGL 1A ADVISE: LALS 1

Applies critical thinking skills to issues of race and ethnicity in the U.S. through articulation of key concepts in Ethnic/Latinx Studies.Topics covered include rhetorics of racism and popular culture by and/or about Latinxs. Critical analysis of the intersection of race and racism against Latinxs with other dimensions of difference such as class, gender, and national origins. Description and active engagement with anti-racist and anti-colonial practices related to rhetoric and pop culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 5, Introduction to Statistical Methods in Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: Intermediate algebra or higher ADVISE: Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

Emphasis is on the application of statistical methods to measure, analyze, interpret and report findings related to issues in Latin American and U.S. Latino Studies and other disciplines. Analyses include descriptive statistics: central tendency, dispersion, inferential statistics: probability theory and distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, and computer technology.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 9, The Latinx LGBTQ+ Experience
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of LGBTQ+ culture and societies in Latin America and in Latinx communities in the U.S. Examination of Latinx LGBTQ+ historical, cultural, political, socioeconomic, immigrant, literary, and artistic elements.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

LALS 9=LGBT 9

LALS 10, Latinas in the U.S./VOCES
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The course will examine the lives and experience of Latinas living in the U.S. using Ethnic Studies methodologies. It will explore how their experiences affect self-esteem. Major social and cultural issues and themes will be discussed and analyzed using a multidisciplinary approach.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 11, Drug Wars in the Americas
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Analyzes the impact of drug production and trafficking on Latin America, and the United States; evaluates past and current US drug policy and initiatives and law enforcement strategies; studies the link between transnational organized crime and the connection between drug trafficking, insurgency and terrorism in Latin America.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 13, Latin American Social Movements
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The course focuses on Latin American social movements. Social movements relationship to rebellions and revolutions in Latin America and the emergence of transnational social movements will be analyzed.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 14, Diego Rivera: Art and Social Change in Latin America
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Mexican muralist Diego Rivera's work exemplifies the use of art to create an awareness of history and to promote social change in Latin America. This interdisciplinary class will explore the work of Diego Rivera and the Latin American cultural movements that developed to address relevant social and political issues.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LALS 15, Latin American Workers in the Americas
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course bridges Labor Studies and Latin American/ Latino/a/x Studies by comparing the histories of realities of Latin American workers in the US and Latin America. Traces the parallel histories of Latin American and Latino workers and the ways in which politics, economics and social movements shape their experiences.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

LALS 15=LBCS 15

LALS 70, Individual Study in Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Lab-52.5 to 157.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: Any LALS course, including any cross-listed Social or Behavioral Science course

Supervised individual or group study on topics and issues in Latin American & Latino/a Studies using an interdisciplinary approach.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

UC upon review