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100. Introduction to Chicano and Latino Studies (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.
This is an introductory-level course designed to acquaint students with the most important social, political, economic and historic aspects of the Chicano/Latino experience in the United States. Chicano/Latino experiences will be examined within historic and contemporary policy-based frameworks
Letter grade only (A-F).

101. Introduction to Chicano/a and Latino/a Life (3)

Examination of four themes: 1) the cultural formation and transformation of Chicano/Latino communities; 2) the role of women in shaping Chicano/Latino culture; 3) Chicano/Latino music and visual art; 4) Mexican and Latino immigrants in American culture.

104. Composition II (3)

Prerequisites: Score of 147 or higher on the English Placement Test; ā€œCā€ or better in CHLS 104S, AFRS 100S, ASAM 100S, ENGL 100S, ALI 150; or consent of instructor.
Expository writing course designed for first-year students. Satisfies one of the writing requirements for general education at CSULB. Emphasizes academic writing, focusing primarily on analytical reading and thesis-driven writing.
Multiple Offerings: ENGL 100, AFRS 100, ASAM 100. Not open for credit to students with credit in: ENGL 100, AFRS 100, ASAM 100.

104S. Composition I (3)

Prerequisites: Students who score 146 or below on the English Placement Test and who have not taken equivalent courses in another department are eligible for enrollment in this course.
Composition I does not count toward meeting the major requirements. It does count toward graduation and will be included in the overall GPA. Must have a "C" or better to earn credit in GE.
Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of writing process from generating ideas to final proofreading, as well as to the developing stronger reading comprehension for specific writing tasks.
Same course as ASAM 100S, AFRS 100S, ENGL 100S. Not open for credit to students with credit in: CHLS 1, AFRS 1, ASAM 1, ENGL 1, AFRS 100S, ASAM 100S, ENGL 100S, ESW 100S.

105. Latina/o Cultural Identity (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.
Explores, comparatively, the development of Chicano-Latino identities through a survey of social scientific, historical and literary sources from Mexican American and Latino regional cultures, tracing the development of societal divisions based on gender, race, ethnicity and class categories.

150. Introduction to Chicano Literary Studies (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A1.
Introductory survey course in Chicano and Latino literature covering traditional and contemporary literary styles and forms from selected translated Chicano and Latino readings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 205.

215. U.S. Diversity and the Ethnic Experience (3)

Prerequisities: Open only to Integrated Teacher Education Program students.
Survey of four major ethnic groups (American Indians, African American, Latino American, and Asian American) in American society from the colonial era to the present. Special attention to formation and transformation of each ethnic group and their individual and collective roles in the development of the United States.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as AIS 215, AFRS 215, and ASAM 215. Not open for credit to students with credit in AIS 215, AFRS 215, or ASAM 215.

224. Introduction to Mexican Culture through its Music (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Covers the development of Mexican culture through its music from pre-Hispanic time to the present. The scope of the class includes the development of the relationship between Mexico's political history, and its music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

258. Introduction to Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean through Music (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Introduction to Latin America and Caribbean cultures through music from the pre-Hispanic era to the present. The course will focus on the historical, geographical, and political contexts of various Latin American and Caribbean musical genres.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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