Jul 22, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

CCST 2332 - Introduction to Chicana Studies

3 credit hour(s)
This general survey course introduces students to Chicana women’s diverse and changing social statuses from the times of Indigenous sovereignties preceding European interventions in Mexico to the 21st century. The purpose is to familiarize students with the diversity and complexity of Chicana experiences and to introduce some key issues central to those experiences. Course materials will highlight Chicana/Mexican/Indigenous women’s attempts to challenge notions of inferiority and rationalizations for dominance through actions and power contestations and, in turn, contextualize these actions socially, economically and politically. In Mexico and the U.S., women served as agents of social and political change in the formation of the society and the state.