Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ETH                                     Course Number: 124                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Latina/OS in the United States
Subject: Ethnic Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the establishment, growth, and development of the diverse Latina/o communities in the United States. The course focuses on Latino/as? contemporary histories and experiences of conquest, colonization, racialization and integration in US society. Students will explore the intersections of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, through such topics as identity formation, and generational and socio-cultural change, bilingual education and language rights, economic and political participation, transnational immigration, law and civil rights, and the emergence and evolution of Latina/o social justice movements.

General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Cultural Studies: Ethnic Studies

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    04/30/2009                         End Date:    02/11/2013