Fall 2013

CCS 102: 001

Introduction to Comparative Ethnic and Global Societies

The course explores historical and contemporary social forces that impact ethnic communities across the Americas. Students will examine social and economic dynamics of Indigenous, Latino, Asian-Pacific, Africana communities and women’s experiences.

 

CCS 201: 001 (ONLINE)

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

This course will introduce students
to the field of Chicano/a Studies and provide an introductory exploration of historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the Mexican American experience in the United States, with special reference to New Mexico.

Satisfies Group V Humanities Requirement/College of Arts & Sciences.
Cross listed with NATV 255 003 and AMST 200 001


 

CCS 201-002 (ITV)

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

This course will introduce students
to the field of Chicano/a Studies and provide an introductory exploration of historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the Mexican American experience in the United States, with special reference to New Mexico.

Satisfies Group V Humanities Requirement/College of Arts & Sciences.
Cross listed with NATV 255 003 and AMST 200 001


 

CCS 201: 001

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

This course will introduce students
to the field of Chicano/a Studies and provide an introductory exploration of historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the Mexican American experience in the United States, with special reference to New Mexico.

Satisfies Group V Humanities Requirement/College of Arts & Sciences.
Cross listed with NATV 255 003 and AMST 200 001


 

CCS 201: 001 (HYBRID)

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

This course will introduce students
to the field of Chicano/a Studies and provide an introductory exploration of historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the Mexican American experience in the United States, with special reference to New Mexico.

Satisfies Group V Humanities Requirement/College of Arts & Sciences.
Cross listed with NATV 255 003 and AMST 200 001


 

CCS 310-002 (HYBRID)

Immigration and Assimilation

This is a course on the historical, political and sociological dynamics that shaped the Chicana/o experience in America. A main focus will be on immigration history and the “assimilation” process, especially Mexican immigration.

 

CCS 374: 004

New Mexico’s Literary Landscapes and Beyond

The course explores Chicano/a letters and the spoken word tradition in New Mexico and beyond. The course examines poetic traditions through a variety of forms including poetry, storytelling, singing/songwriting, and spoken word artistry

 

CCS 384-001

Community Based Learning in Chicana and Chicano Studies

This course offers students the opportunity to engage in community-based learning at a selected Community-Based Organization site of their choice. The course broadens student knowledge and understanding of global and local economic and social realities.

 

CCS 393-003

Writers in the Community

This course designed to place UNM writing students into diverse community settings to work alongside students of all ages, needs, interests and abilities. WTC writing workshops will be offered in schools, community centers, justice settings, homeless- shelters, healthcare facilities, and other venues. The WTC writers-in-residence will facilitate poetry/creative writing workshops and literary projects and work with program coordinators and teachers to accomplish goals established between the UNM students and their sponsors. The student projects will culminate in the publication of an anthology of participants’ work and may include a celebratory community presentation/performance.

 

CCS 393-009

Cultural Studies & Folklore

 

CCS 393-006

Raza Genders and Sexuality

In this interdisciplinary course we will study Latin@ culture and activism as they are informed by and intersect with performances of gender and sexual identities. We will especially focus on expressive culture including creative writing, visual art, and other mediums while considering Latin@ culture as a field of struggles over belonging and representation. Feminist analysis and queer critique will be central to our work. Students will be expected to write responses to texts including readings, films, exhibitions, or other cultural productions. As well, they will complete a final analytical project that demonstrates aptitude in an aspect of Latin@ sexualities and genders.
Offered with AMST 330 006, SOC 398 009 and WMST 379 006

 

CCS 331-001

Transnational Feminisms

This course examines transnational feminist theories, methodologies, and praxis.  In addition, the course explores how globalization affects women. The course seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study and analysis of Transnational American Studies in the context of transnational feminism anchored in the cultures of the United States and their development over time.  In this community embedded seminar, students will study how non-profits, NGOs, immigrant-advocacy/activist organizations work to improve labor conditions, educational access, health care, and cultural practices.

 

CCS 393-007

Politics of Ethnic Groups

 

CCS 393-001

Iconic Women-Iconos Femeninos


En este curso estudiaremos a algunas de las figuras femeninas más relevantes de la cultura mexicana que han rebasado las fronteras y continúan impactando la identidad de las mujeres en pleno siglo XXI. Haremos un recorrido histórico comenzando con la trascendencia de Sor Juana Inés e la Cruz para conectarla con las productoras de cultura en la vanguardia mexicana (Nahui Olin, Antonieta Rivas Mercado, entre otras); con las transgresoras del México posrevolucionario (Elena Garro, Guadalupe Amor, Rosario Castellanos) y llegar a las mujeres irreverentes del presente milenio (Silvia Molina, Ana Clavel, Cristina Rivera Garza, entre otras). Tendremos un marco teórico feminista. Se leerán poemas, cuentos, entrevistas, obras de teatro y veremos algunas películas. La lectura y la participación son relevantes. Habrá reportes de lectura y una presentación final.
Taught in Spanish
Offered with SPAN 301 010

 

CCS 480* New Approaches in Chicana and Chicano Studies

The course focuses on examining the various theories and methods utilized by Chicana/o scholars during the evolution of Chicana/o Studies. The class also presents theories and methods that inform writings in Chicana/o studies. *Graduate studies credit available by approval of student’s home department.