General Education

Many Latina/Latino Studies (LTNS) classes fulfill General Education requirements. This means that the classes will count toward the requirements for your LTNS degree as well as University requirements. Double counting these classes helps students graduate in a timely manner. Scroll through the list below to find LTNS classes that fulfill General Education requirements.

General Education Courses

General Education

Students may fulfill General Education and statutory requirements for graduation while taking Latina/Latino Studies courses.

 

Latina/Latino Studies General Education

  • General Education Lower-Division
  • Social Sciences U.S. and California Government (Area D3)
  • U.S. History (Area D2)
  • American Institutions courses offered by the department
  • Must earn a grade of C- or better to satisfy the requirement

LTNS 110 Critical Thinking in Latina/o Studies (Units: 3)

Developing basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of the experience of Raza and the Third World culture in the U.S.

Course Attributes:

  • A3: Critical Thinking
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

LTNS 210 Latina/Latino Health Care Perspectives (Units: 3)

Diseases and health conditions that are prevalent in underserved populations. The socio-economic, political, racial, cultural and environmental factors that influence health conditions in Latina/Latino communities in the U.S. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • B2: Life Science
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

LTNS 211 Latina/o Families Narrative (Units: 3)

The psychological structure of the family; psychodynamics of family relationships in light of particular subcultural influences characteristic of La Raza ethnic background. Sex-role delineations.

Course Attributes:

  • D1: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

LTNS 265 Topics in Latina/o History (Units: 3)

Introduction to the history of Latinos/as in the U.S. Analysis of the social, political and economic conditions that give rise to multiple migrations. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • D1: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

LTNS 278 History of Latinos in the U.S. (Units: 3)

Examination of the social-cultural, economic and political foundations of Latino History from the Spanish colonial period to the present including racialization and mestizaje.

(This course is offered as LTNS 278 and HIST 278. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • U.S. History
  • D2: Social Sciences: US Hist.
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

LTNS 276 Latina/o, U.S. Government and Constitutional Ideals (Units: 3)

Basic governmental and political institutions and underlying socio-political ideals. Raza impact on legal-constitutional America and countervailing impact of political-legal structures imposed on Raza. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • U.S. Govt CA State Local Govt
  • D3: Social Sciences: US CA Gov
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

LTNS 225 Survey of Latina/o Visual Images (Units: 3)

Survey of Latina/o images in television, film, advertising, magazines, murals and online media. Analysis of how visual culture reproduces ideology and/or challenges power structures. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

LTNS 230 Introduction to Latina/o Literature (Units: 3)

Background in Chicano/Latino literature. Readings from all the major Latino groups with an emphasis on culture, politics and gender as seen through fiction.

Course Attributes:

  • E1 LLD Pre-Fall 2019
  • C2: Humanities
  • C3 or C2: Humanities/Lit.
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

LTNS 270 Latina/o/x Murals, Memes, Music and More: Latina/o/x Arts & Humanities (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GE Area A2.

U.S. Latina/o/x cultural experiences documented through music, visual culture and oral history. Focus on the historical, social, political and economic forces that inform the activist orientation of Latina/o/x music, public art, visual culture and the humanities.

Course Attributes:

  • E: Lifelong Learning Develop
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

LTNS 305 Latina/o Studies Creative Writing Workshop (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Instruction and practice in all forms of writing with an emphasis on bilingual creations. Taught bilingually (Spanish/English).

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives

 

LTNS 315 Latina/os in California (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Overview of the Latina/Latino experience in California from the Mexican-American War to contemporary times. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 409 Latina/o/x Cinema (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better; or permission of the instructor.

Examination of Latino/a/x history using Latino/a/x-themed and produced film. The power of stereotypes, global dissemination of film and examples of the ways in which Latin American and U.S. Latina/o/x filmmakers respond to stereotypes by creating cinematic counter-discourses.

(This course is offered as LTNS 409 and CINE 309. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 425 Popular and Traditional Music of the Latinx U.S. (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Survey of Latina/o music in the United States from 1850 until the current day in a chronological and categorical manner. Exploration and understanding of the main Latina/o/x/Caribbean music genres that were a base for Latinx music-making and its narrative in the U.S., including Mexican regional, Cuban, Puerto Rican and music of Central America. Examine the culture, politics and other social phenomena associated with specific Latinx music styles and time periods. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives

 

LTNS 450 Indigenismo: Indigenous Cultures of the Americas (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Culture and traditions of indigenous peoples of Latin America. Contemporary society, traditional medical systems, healing methodologies, religion, sorcery, magic, etc., and its relationship to La Raza in the U.S.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

 

LTNS 455 Resistance Literature of the Americas (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

History of the literature of Resistance. Theories of deconstruction, post-modernism and gender. Creative applications used to resist colonialism, imperialism, patriarchy, sexual taboos and literary canons. Difference between Resistance literature and propaganda.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 475 Aztec Philosophy (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Philosophical foundations of the Aztec worldview; the relationship between the deities and humans; view of the relationship between body, mind and spirit.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives

 

LTNS 530 Latina/os and the Media (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Examine mass media representation of and marketing to Latinas/os. Develop media literacy skills to think critically about Latina/o racialization in U.S. media. Analyze Latina/o oriented media that purports to offer an alternative to mass media.

Course Attributes:

  • E1 LLD Pre-Fall 2019
  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 560 Contemporary Latina/o Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Literature produced by U.S. Latinas/Latinos and Latin Americans since 1950. Analysis of the ways in which Latina/o writers are expressing themselves and advocating for their people.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 679 Central American Literature: Roots to the Present (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Central American literature, from earliest indigenous manuscripts, such as the Popol Vuh, to contemporary writers like Sergio Ramirez and Claribel Alegria. Writers and poets from 1960 to the present.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 355 Black Indians in the Americas (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Examines factors impacting multiracial identity formation among Native communities throughout the Americas with a specific focus on Black Indians. Explores concepts and theories regarding blood quantum, sovereignty and land rights, and the social, legal and political understanding of mixed-race Native Americans.

(This course is offered as AIS 350, AFRS 350 and LTNS 355. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

 

LTNS 380 Afro/Latina/o Diasporas (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Examine the history and experiences of Afro/Latina/o diasporic communities in the U.S. and the history of African peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives

 

LTNS 430 Race, Crime and Justice (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division standing; GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better; or permission of the instructor.

Ethnic studies methods and cross-cultural perspectives examine the rise of institutions of law enforcement, juvenile and criminal justice, case studies, life histories and community service-learning internships. [CSL may be available]

(This course is offered as LTNS 430 and C J 435. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 460 Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Developmental relationship between U.S. communities of Central American origin and historical, socio-economic and cultural factors of contemporary Central America; nationalistic movements, migrations to the U.S., economic dependence, social change, art and society.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 467 Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Examine the history of Caribbean migration to the U.S. since the nineteenth century, focusing in particular on migrations from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 470 Latina/o Immigration to the U.S. (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Theoretical, historical, socioeconomic, legal and political issues of Latin American immigration patterns to the U.S. Socioeconomic and political impact of documented and undocumented immigration to Raza communities and mainstream U.S. society. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 485 Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division standing; GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better; or permission of the instructor.

Examination of Latino juvenile justice, the myths and realities and the over-incarceration of Latino youth: its sources, costs and consequences; and impact on individuals, families and communities. Latino experiences with schooling, police, gangs, drugs, "juvie" and caseworkers. [CSL may be available]

(This course is offered as LTNS 485 and C J 485. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 580 Educational Equity (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division standing; GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better; or permission of the instructor.

Is education the great equalizer? Educational equity and policy issues, including institutional racism, school finance, recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, and language. [CSL may be available]

(This course is offered as LTNS 580, SOC 580, and RRS 580. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 660 Latina/o Politics (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better; LTNS 276; or consent of the instructor.

Introduction to Latino politics focusing on equity, labor, immigrant rights and voter-based movement. Review theory, history, legislation, multiple agency and collective action while covering central issues of politics and power for the growing Raza population of California and the U.S. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

LTNS 670 Mexican Politics and Society (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3* and B4* all with grades of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

Peoples, politics and cultures of Mexico. The implications of rapid change in Mexico for California and the U.S. [CSL may be available]

(This course is offered as LTNS 670 and PLSI 408. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

 

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