This interdisciplinary course is an introduction to Latinx in the Unites States. It focuses on the contemporary social, racial and economic challenges they experience in their country. The course also explores the contributions of Latinx to business, education, medicine, the food industry, and the arts. Some of the topics discussed are the origin of Latinx in the U.S., the reasons fueling modern immigration, social and class differences amongst different groups, racial discrimination, gender bias and inequalities, religious beliefs, and entrepreneurship. The course seeks to engage students to share their insight about topics discussed in class, the assigned readings, and their personal experiences.
College Writing (LITC-100)