Introduction to Latina

Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
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Hampshire College
When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists..." Donald Trump, June 16, 2015. Utilizing an interdisciplinary, Ethnic Studies, and transnational framework, this course is designed as an introductory foray to studying Latina/o/x communities in the United States, focusing on their historical, social, political, cultural and economic formations and practices. Some issues and topics to be discussed include: the history of Latina/o/x Studies, inter-Latin@ and transnational formations, Latina/o/x identities and their attendant discourses; social and cultural movements; labor policies and (im)migrant labor migration; past and current xenophobic policies and practices against Latina/o/x communities; the illegal and inhumane detention of (im)migrants, and the forms of resistance employed by Latinas/os/xs against historical and current-day imperial projects and ethnically/racially intolerant policies.
Power, Community and Social Justice Multiple Cultural Perspectives Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Introduction to Latina
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Wilson Valentin-Escobar 04:00PM-07:00PM M R.W. Kern Center 202