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Chicano and Latino Studies

Courses - CHLS Lower Division

**The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The acceptable EPT scores has been updated for CHLS 1 and 104. Please browse here for a full list of differences between the print and online catalog. (11/08/11)**

1. Writing Skills (3)

Prerequisite: Students who score 146 or below on the English Placement Test and who have not taken equivalent courses in another department are eligible for enrollment in this course.
Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of the writing process. Writing strategies at the level of word, sentence, and paragraph. Methods for developing and organizing ideas in coherent essays. Conventional mechanics, spelling, and grammar. Also for bidialectical and ESL students.
Does not count toward graduation, but does count toward course load. Credit/No Credit grading only.

100. Introduction to Chicano and Latino Studies (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.
An introductory-level course which acquaints students with the social, political, economic and historic aspects of the Latino experience and examines how they are reflected through various and diverse forms of cultural expression in the United States.
Letter grade only (A-F).

101. Introduction to Chicano/a and Latino/a Life (3)

Examination of four themes: 1) the cultural formation and transformation of Chicano/Latino communities; 2) the role of women in shaping Chicano/Latino culture; 3) Chicano/Latino music and visual art; 4) Mexican and Latino immigrants in American culture.

104. Composition (3)

Prerequisites: A recorded total score of 147 or above on the English Placement test, or credit in CHLS 1 (or its equivalent) or consent of the instructor.
Writing, revising, and editing non-fiction prose, with emphasis on exposition and argument. Critical reading strategies for research. Satisfies the baccalaureate degree requirement for one course in written composition in English. Also for bidialectical and ESL students.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 100W, ENGL 100, ASAM 100, B/ST 100. Letter grade only (A-F).

105. Identity and Assimilation in Chicano and Latino Life (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.
Explores, comparatively, the development of Chicano-Latino identities through a survey of social scientific, historical and literary sources from Mexican American and Latino regional cultures, tracing the development of societal divisions based on gender, race, ethnicity and class categories.

150. Introduction to Chicano Literary Studies (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A1.
Introductory survey course in Chicano and Latino literature covering traditional and contemporary literary styles and forms from selected translated Chicano and Latino readings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 205.

215. U.S. Diversity and the Ethnic Experience (3)

Prerequisities: Open only to Integrated Teacher Education Program students.
Survey of four major ethnic groups (American Indians, African American, Latino American, and Asian American) in American society from the colonial era to the present. Special attention to formation and transformation of each ethnic group and their individual and collective roles in the development of the United States.
Same course as AFRS 215, AIS 215, ASAM 215. Not open for credit to students with credit in AFRS 215, AIS 215, ASAM 215, B/ST 215. Departments take turns offering the course in the fall semester. Letter grade only (A-F).

224. Introduction to Mexican Culture through its Music (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Covers the development of Mexican culture through its music from pre-Hispanic time to the present. The scope of the class includes the development of the relationship between Mexico's political history, and its music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

230. Chicano Community Organization (3)

Analysis of Chicano community groups; emphasis on development of community organizational techniques.

258. Introduction to Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean through Music (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Introduction to Latin America and Caribbean cultures through music from the pre-Hispanic era to the present. The course will focus on the historical, geographical, and political contexts of various Latin American and Caribbean musical genres.
Letter grade only (A-F).