Latina/Latino Studies: Sociology 3520

Recipient of Medal of Honor, WW II



By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
► explain the wide range of historical and contemporary experiences of Latinos in the U.S.
► analyze the social, economic, and spatial gap between Spanish speaking communities in the U.S. and native-born, English speaking communities
► contrast the analysis of Latinos in the U.S. with other racial and ethnic minority groups in the country
► describe the demographic shifts in the Latino population and the group’s intra- ethnic diversity 
assess the implications of various policy proposals in regards to Latinos, particularly as those proposals relate to immigration legislation

Required Texts:

Gonzales, Roberto G. 2015. Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Pérez, Gina, Frank Guidy, and Adrian Burgos (Eds.) 2010. Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America. (New York: NYU Press). Referred to as BEB in syllabus

Additional Items will be placed on Reserve at O’Leary Library. These items are notated with (R).