Raza Studies

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: Tomás Almaguer

Department of Raza Studies
PSY 103
415-338-2698
Chair: Velia Garcia

Faculty

Professors—Cordova, Cuellar

Associate Professor—Carillo, Garcia, Rivera

Assistant Professors—Mirabal, Murguia

Lecturers—Davila, Kury

Programs

B.A. in Raza Studies
Minor in Raza Studies


Program Scope

The general goals of the Raza Studies major and minor are to provide students with an integrated liberal arts education for understanding the diverse conditions and circumstances, experiences, and expressions of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States. The emphasis is on developing the necessary skills to deal effectively with the complex problems of contemporary America. The specific objectives of the Raza Studies major and minor are to prepare students with critical, holistic, reflexive, and community-centered expertise for both pursuing graduate studies and developing careers in a variety of professions and disciplines.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RAZA STUDIES

On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Units
RAZA 215 Introduction to La Raza Studies 3
RAZA 410 La Raza Women 3
RAZA 435 Oral History and Traditions 3
RAZA 680 La Raza Community Organizing 3
Arts and Humanities Focus—Units selected on advisement from the following: 3
RAZA 101 Contemporary Spanish  
RAZA 225 Raza Visual Images
RAZA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
RAZA 305 Creative Writing Workshop
RAZA 350 Prehispanic Art of Mexico
RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore (CSL)
RAZA 490 Raza Teatro Workshop
RAZA 520 North/South Expression
RAZA 525 Raza Art Workshop II
RAZA 530 Raza and the Media
RAZA 535 Raza Journalism
RAZA 560 Contemporary Literature of Raza
RAZA 570 Raza Worldviews and Philosophies
RAZA 605 Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop
RAZA 679 Central American Literature
History Focus—Units selected on advisement from the following: 3
ETHS 270 Raza Experience  
ETHS 275 Issues in Raza History
RAZA 315 Raza in California
RAZA 320 Art History of Raza (CSL)
RAZA 376 History of Raza in the U.S.
RAZA 435 Oral History and Traditions: Theory and Practice (CSL)
RAZA 450 Indigenismo
RAZA 460 Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage
RAZA 465 Mexican Americans: History and Heritage
RAZA 467 Caribbean Americans: History and Heritage
RAZA 501 Latin America: National Period
RAZA 533 Women in Latin America
Behavioral and Social Sciences Focus—Units selected on advisement from the following: 3
RAZA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives  
RAZA 276 U.S. Government and Constitution (CSL)
RAZA 280 Acculturation Issues of Raza
RAZA 410 Raza Women Seminar: Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S. (CSL)
RAZA 415 Political Economy and Raza
RAZA 430 Race, Crime, and Justice (CSL)
RAZA 445 Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization
ETHS 470 Raza Immigration to the U.S. (CSL)
RAZA 500 Community Mental Health
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the Raza Family
RAZA 580 Educational Equity Issues (CSL)
RAZA 590 Environmental Justice
RAZA 640 Sociological Perspectives of Raza
RAZA 660 Chicano/Latino Politics (CSL)
RAZA 670 The U.S.-Mexico Connection: Peoples, Politics, and Culture
RAZA 680 Raza Community Organizing (CSL)
Area of Focus
Units selected on advisement 15
Total for major 39

NOTE: At least one course taken to fulfill the Arts and Humanities, History, or Behavioral and Social Sciences units must include a Community Service Learning module. These courses are listed with a CSL designation.

MINOR IN RAZA STUDIES

Programs Units
RAZA 215 Introduction to La Raza Studies 3
RAZA 680 La Raza Community Organizing 3
One or both of the following: 3-6
  RAZA 410 La Raza Women  
  RAZA 435 Oral History and Traditions
Arts and Humanities Focus
Units selected on advisement (see list under B.A. in Raza Studies) 3
History Focus
Units selected on advisement (see list under B.A. in Raza Studies) 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences Focus
Units selected on advisement (see list under B.A. in Raza Studies) 3
Electives: Units selected on advisement 3-6
Total 24

NOTE: At least one course taken to fulfill the Arts and Humanities, History, or Behavioral and Social Sciences units must include a Community Service Learning module. These courses are listed with a CSL designation.

 



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