La Raza Studies

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: D. Phillip McGee

Department of La Raza Studies
PSY 103
415-338-2698
Chair: Carlos Cordova (Acting)

Faculty

Professors--Cordova, Cuellar

Associate Professor--Garcia

Assistant Professors--Carrillo, Rivera

Programs

B.A. in La Raza Studies

Minor in La Raza Studies

Program Scope

The general goals of the La 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 postmodern America. The specific objectives of the La 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 LA RAZA STUDIES

The Bachelor of Arts in La Raza Studies includes basic core courses (18 units), an area of emphasis (15 units), electives within the major (6 units), and electives from other disciplines (6 units).

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core

LARA 215	Introduction to La Raza Studies 		3
LARA 435	Oral History and Traditions		3
LARA 680	La Raza Community Organizing		3
Two courses selected from the following:		6
LARA 415	Socioeconomics of La Raza
LARA 570	Philosophy of La Raza
LARA 640	Sociology of La Raza
One course selected from the following:		3
LARA 410	La Raza Women Seminar
LARA 510	Psychodynamics of La Raza 

	Family
Total for core		18

Emphasis

Area of emphasis (see below)		15

Electives

Electives in La Raza Studies		6
Electives in Ethnic Studies departments/programs 
on advisement. Substitutions may be made
elsewhere in the university on consultation

with adviser/department chair.		6
Total for major		45

Arts and Culture Emphasis

Units selected from the following on advise-
ment 15
LARA 101	Contemporary Spanish
LARA 110	La Raza Thought and Expression I
LARA 225	La Raza Visual Images
LARA 230	Introduction Contemporary La 
Raza Literature
LARA 260	Art Workshop of La Raza
LARA 320	Art History of La Raza
LARA 425	Contemporary Music Folklore
LARA 490	La Raza Teatro Workshop
LARA 501	Latin America: National Period
LARA 505	Creative Writing Workshop
LARA 525	La Raza Art Workshop II
LARA 530	La Raza and the Media
LARA 533	Women in Latin America
LARA 535	La Raza Journalism
LARA 560	Contemporary Literature of 
La Raza
LARA 570	Philosophy of La Raza
LARA 605	Bilingual Writing Workshop
LARA 685	Projects in Teaching La Raza 
Studies
LARA 698	La Raza Senior Seminar

Behavioral and Social Science Emphasis

Units selected from the following on advise-
ment 15
LARA 104	Introduction to La Raza History
LARA 110	La Raza Thought and Expression I
LARA 210	Latino Health Care Perspectives
LARA 280	Acculturation Problems of La Raza
LARA 410	La Raza Women Seminar
LARA 415	Socioeconomics of La Raza
LARA 450	Indigenismo
LARA 460	Central Americans in the U.S.
LARA 500	Community Mental Health
LARA 501	Latin America: National Period
LARA 510	Psychodynamics of La Raza 
Family
LARA 530	La Raza and the Media
LARA 533	Women in Latin America
LARA 570	Philosophy of La Raza
LARA 580	Impact of Education on La Raza
LARA 640	Sociology of La Raza
LARA 670	The United States-Mexico 
Connection
LARA 685	Projects in Teaching La Raza 
Studies
LARA 698	La Raza Senior Seminar

MINOR IN LA RAZA STUDIES

LARA 215	Introduction to La Raza Studies		3
LARA 435	Oral History and Traditions		3
LARA 680	La Raza Community Organizing		3
Two courses selected from the following		6
LARA 415	Socioeconomics of La Raza
LARA 570	Philosophy of La Raza
LARA 640	Sociology of La Raza
One course selected from the following		3
LARA 410	La Raza Women Seminar
LARA 510	Psychodynamics of La Raza 
Family

Upper division electives on advisement		6
Total		24


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