MAS 200: Ideologies and Chicana/o Experiences
Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8:45pm
Location: Clark 243
In this course, we will approach the topic of ideology through the lens of Mexican Americans’ educational experiences in the US. The course is structured as a four-part journey that will enable us to understand ideology and its applications to Chicana/o educational experiences. First, we lay the groundwork by exploring theories of ideology, discipline, and socialization. In part two, we take a look at Chicana/o educational history of the twentieth century. Next, we will seek to understand Chicana/o experiences in higher education and the strengths and values Chicana/os bring to academia. Finally, we take a step back to ask how we can undertake critical work in academia without falling prey to prevailing ideologies.
Along the way, a variety of brief writing assignments will enable you to articulate your own responses to these complex ideas, as well as introduce you to graduate-level work. The class also includes writing workshops aimed at new graduate students and in-class workshopping of drafts. This course satisfies the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement for the MAS department and meets the 3000-word Graduate Studies & Research requirement.
- MAS 200 Syllabus Fall 2015 [PDF]
- Facilitation Assignment [PDF]
- Essay 1 on Theoretical Foundations [PDF]
- Essay 2 on Chicana/o Education Then and Now [PDF]
- Reading Notes Template [DOCX]
- Link to Purdue OWL Citation Chart (compares MLA, APA, and Chicago styles)
- Style and Grammar Tips for Writers [PDF]
- Properly Formatted Paper [DOC]
- Grossberg Reading [PDF]
- Althusser Reading [PDF]