Jun 05, 2023
POSC 316 - Latinos and the U.S. Political System
This course examines the political reality of Latinos in the United States: a diverse population made up largely of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and other Latinos of Central and South American origins.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the Latina/o population political relations with and experiences in the US political system.
- Demonstrate knowledge on the variety of methods and theories utilized to approach, analyze, and understand the Latina/o political experience in the United States.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of political organizations from mutual aid societies to contemporary civil rights organizations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of Latino electoral behavior and political participation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic policy issues (Immigration, education, criminal justice, language policy, foreign policy, and the economy) affecting the largest ethnic racial minority in the US.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Latina/o community experience towards power, authority, role of government, and actions taken by governmental bodies.
- Use library resources and Internet research tools to find scholarly information about research questions.
- Incorporate knowledge acquired in the course in a written report on a topic of students’ choice.
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