Apr 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
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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