This course will examine the contemporary conditions of Chicanas in the United States. The first half of the course will focus mostly on theoretical issues relating to feminism; while the second half will focus mostly on institutions in the areas of immigration, work, politics, and education that impact Chicanas’’ lives. Material is presented in a comparative focus–by noting similarities and differences to other Latinas and focusing on variations among Chicanas. In addition, one goal of this course is to help you develop critical thinking skills about issues. In addition, the nature of exams and assignments for this class are designed to develop and emphasize writing.
University of California Los Angeles