This site is the course website for Dr. Annemarie Perez’s Chicana / Chicano Studies class, Fall 2016 at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Course Catalog Description: The course examines family and gender issues as they relate to the Chicanoa/o community in the United States. Topics will include Chicana/o family roles and structure, cultural values, experiences that influence and challenge families, gender roles and expectations.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify key factors in Chicana/o family and gender development, including cultural values, socioeconomic status, and historical and political contexts.
  2. Identify and analyze experiences that influence and challenge Chicana/o families, gender roles and expectations.
  3. Develop compelling and logical arguments for class discussion and writing assignments, based on course readings and discussions.
  4. Provide evidence in written form for the above-mentioned compelling and logical arguments.
  5. Interpret, understand, and engage literary works within cultural, social and historic contexts.

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