ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Chicana and Chicano Studies Social Science (CSS)

CSS 315 Chicano Family Structures and Perceptions. (3)
once a year
Traditional and changing family relationships; emphasis on gender and intergenerational relations and impact of modern society on traditional family values.

CSS 330 Chicana and Chicano Politics and Policy. (3)
once a year
Historical/contemporary analysis of Chicana and Chicano political ideologies, attitudes, strategies, and movements; relations with governmental agencies; and public policy issues.
General Studies: C

CSS 331 Policy Issues in Chicana and Chicano Urban Settings. (3)
spring
Historical, demographic, and sociological overview of the status of Chicanas and Chicanos in urban settings as well as the public policy relevance.
General Studies: C

CSS 336 Issues in Immigration and Migration. (3)
once a year
Historical/contemporary overview of Mexican immigration into and within the U.S.; factors affecting population movement, settlement patterns, and migrants’ incorporation into society.
General Studies: C, H

CSS 340 Chicanas and Chicanos in the U.S. Economy. (3)
spring
Historical/contemporary analysis of Chicanas’ and Chicanos’ relationship with the American economic system; emphasis on impact of changing American economy on Chicana and Chicano community.
General Studies: C

CSS 432 Issues in Chicana and Chicano Gender. (3)
once a year
Analyzes social construction of gender identities; emphasis on impact of American and Mexican cultural values on normative gender relations.
General Studies: C

CSS 490 Field Studies in the Chicana and Chicano Community. (3)
once a year
Introduces principles and methods of qualitative research applied to the Chicana and Chicano community.

CSS 498 Pro-Seminar. (3)
once a year
Required course for majors on topic selected by instructor; writing-intensive course related to the development of interdisciplinary research skills.

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