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HISPANIC/LATINO PEOPLES OF THE UNITED STATES (HIS-243094)

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Course Description:


The group of people described as “Hispanic/ Latino” is one of the fastest growing minorities in the US and is becoming more and more important politically and economically. Students will have an opportunity to discuss and study several important issues related major Latino ethnic groups in the United States. The course will examine problems Latinos have faced and continue to face in relation to immigration, education, discrimination, and participation in the political arena. Students will explore a variety of cultures defined as Hispanic in the contexts of their unique histories in the US and will use a variety of approaches (historical, sociological, political), and sources (literature, media, popular culture) to understand each culture.

Recommended: Prior study in history, sociology, anthropology or politics.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Sep.

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