AMST 4283

AMST 4283

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

What are the social, policy, and political needs of the diverse Latino community? This seminar delves into the politics of resistance and solidarity of Latinxs/Hispanics in North America, with a primary focus on the U.S. political system. We commence by examining conceptual categorizations and definitions of the Latina/o/x population, pondering whether Latin@s should be regarded as a racial or ethnic group. Then, we follow with a historical survey of Latino migration to the U.S. and analyze how interlocking systems of oppression shape the material conditions and lived experiences of Latin@/x people. Ultimately, we conclude by analyzing Latino collective action to understand how they organize at the local, national, and transnational levels to confront systems of inequality. The class takes a relational approach, focusing on political and ethnoracial relations and their effects on U.S. political institutions and public policy. Themes we will explore encompass (im)migration, interethnic/racial relations, neoliberalism, mass incarceration and settler colonialism, and social movement's effects on policy outcomes.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: GOVT 4283LSP 4283

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18623 AMST 4283   SEM 101

    • R Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Villegas Rivera, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19483 AMST 4283   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Villegas Rivera, F

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies