This interdisciplinary cluster of courses will focus on increasing students' understanding of themselves and those whose socioeconomic situations, due to racialization, gender and economic oppression, differ from the mainstream. The main FIG seminar, English 173: “Race, Place, and Story: American Literature,” introduces students to Black, Native American, Chicanx/Latinx, and Asian American Literatures to explore how poetry, stories, drama and memoir engage our innate need to imagine, enrich through vicarious experience, and cultivate our awareness of people who have survived, resisted and challenged oppression. The two linked courses will deepen and inform our exploration of these themes.
— The purpose of this course is to understand children's psychological experience of racial, ethnic and cultural (REC) status, development of their understandings of REC, and implications of this development for discussing, dialoguing, and working with REC diversity with an emphasis on educational contexts.
— This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Chicanas/os in the United States. Students will become acquainted with recent scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chicana/o studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chicana/o experience in the United States.