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 Professors—Carillo, Garcia, Murguia, Rivera

Assistant Professor—Mirabal

Lecturers—Davila, Kury

Programs

B.A. in Raza Studies
Minor in Raza Studies


Program Scope

Raza Studies offers a unique liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes the rich mix of peoples, cultures, and histories of the diverse Raza populations of the Americas and the Caribbean. Raza studies prepares students for leadership roles in the rapidly changing society of the 21st century. Critical thinking skills and a knowledge base in Raza studies are stressed that equip students to address the complex issues of a global environment. The degree program leads to a B.A. in Raza Studies that prepares students to enter graduate and professional schools or alternatively, to enter careers in the public and private spheres. The curriculum is cutting edge in the field and attracts increasing numbers of students.

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
 ETHS 360 Ethnic Literature and Cultural Dialogue  
 RAZA 101 Contemporary Spanish  
 RAZA 225 Raza Visual Images
 RAZA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
 RAZA 305 Creative Writing Workshop
 RAZA 320 Art History of Raza (CSL)
 RAZA 350 Prehispanic Art of Mexico
 RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore (CSL)
 RAZA 440 Caribbean Cultures
 RAZA 455 Resistance Literature of the Americas
 RAZA 475 Aztec Philosophy
 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 575 Race, Culture, and Identity
 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 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 205 Cyber Raza: Culture and Community On-line (CSL)  
 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 (CSL)
 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 (CSL)
 RAZA 680 Raza Community Organizing (CSL)
 RAZA 685 Projects in the Teaching of La Raza Studies (CSL)
 RAZA 694 Community Service Learning
 RAZA 698 Senior Seminar in Raza Studies
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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