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SOC 145 Latina/o Sociology (1)

Latina/o Sociology is the systematic inquiry into the social lives of Latinas/os in the U.S. This course examines the ways in which Latina/o communities have developed and the social, political, and economic structures that have influenced them. Latina/o Sociology analyzes the ways in which hierarchical power relations and Latina/o resistance to domination have shaped their life chances across time and space in the U.S. and along the U.S.-Mexico border region. Major themes include identity, immigration, assimilation, gender, education, media, language, employment, and activism. Through these themes, the course will examine the barriers to opportunity and equity Latinas/os experience and the strategies they employ in order to resist such barriers.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences; World Engagement: PDE
  • Prerequisite: 1st and 2nd years only
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Niño

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