(Freshmen register for their FLC classes at their Lobo Orientation or CEP Orientation session. You must register for all the classes in an FLC combination. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. FAC classes do not permit "wait lists" or "yellow cards" for enrollment in FAC classes that are filled to capacity.)
What are Chicanas? Where do Chicanos come from? If we're all Americans in the United States, what does it matter?
Freshman Seminar: CHMS 201-625 Introduction to Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies (3 Cr)
Instructor: Carmen Samora, Lecturer, Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano Studies
Schedule: TR 0930-1045
Linked With: ISE 100-625 Essay Writing (3 Cr)
Instructor: Cathy Arellano, Lecturer, Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano Studies
Schedule: TR 1100-1215, T 1300-1350
In this FLC, we will introduce students to the rich and vibrant experiences that have shaped the development of diverse Chicana/o communities in the United States. The course illustrates how Mexican descent people and the communities they inhabit have experienced political intrusions and, at the same time, maintained rich and vibrant cultures in the U.S. borderlands region and in U.S.. society in general. Students, in the company of their FLC instructors, will visit cultural and historical sites of significance in the New Mexico region and understand how issues of race, class, gender and sexuality continue to influence the U.S.. imagination and dynamic Mexican American communities and cultures. Students will engage in collaborative learning experiences, participate in service learning activities and produce creative and new media projects that explore the fertile cultural landscape that inspired Mexican American communities for generations.Linked Course Instructor - Cathy Arellano
I believe in listening to the stories that will never by written, writing the stories that should and shouldn't’t be told, and dreaming our stories for survival. I facilitate a Writing and Storytelling course “We Want Freedom: Creative Writing and Resistance Literature Across Culture, Time & Space” and “Fact Fiction & Funk,” a creative writing workshop for women of color. I have taught high school English and I worked with WritersCorps and California Poets in the Schools .