2019-2020 Catalog

PSYC 385 Chicanx Identities and Social Institutions: Education, Health, Politics

The course examines key relationships between Chicanx/Latinx identity and social institutions. We begin with a brief historical foundation for Chicanx/Latinx life in the U.S. This socio-historical context sets the stage for an informed examination of identity, with particular attention focused on the interpersonal implications of cultural, gender, phenotype/color, sexuality, and geographical identities. Finally, drawing on interdisciplinary scholarship we consider the structural implications of these identities on the educational, health, and political lives of Chicanx people. Instructor permission is required and available for first-year students.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

LLAS 385


PSYC 101, SOC 101, HIST 102, AMST 101, or POLS 101

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity