US LS 211: Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Studies
(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.
History and current lives of the Latino/a peoples in the United States, including Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and South and Central Americans, as well as information specific to Iowa Latino/as, will be covered. Through readings, class discussions, writing assignments, and guest speakers, students will acquire accurate information and a solid understanding of the US Latino/a population and cultural perspectives. Elements of Latino/a culture to be covered include historical, sociological, educational, psychological, economic, and political facets.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement
Latinos/as/x are the largest and fastest growing culturally diverse population in the United States, representing dynamic and thriving American realities.