La Raza Studies

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: D. Phillip McGee

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

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).

Online course descriptions are available.

Core Units
LARA 215 Introduction to La Raza Studies 1 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 advisement 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 advisement 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

Programs Units
LARA 215 Introduction to La Raza Studies 1 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


Footnotes

  1. Must be completed before enrollment in any upper division core course.


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