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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 322                                    
Course Title: Latino/A Struggles for Civil Rights and Social Justice
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the experiences of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as during the Civil Rights period. It focuses on the Latino/a social movements during the 1960s and their consequences today for the struggles for civil rights and social justice of Latino/as and other racial minorities in the US. Topics include access to education and employment; immigrant rights; detention and deportation; race and crime; Latino/a and African American alliance building; Latino/a citizenship and the military and gender values and sexuality.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: