MAS 135 - Contemporary Chicana/o Issues
Time: MW 12-1:15pm
Location: SH 444
MAS 135 is a Special Topics course that changes depending on the instructor and/or semester. In the Fall of 2012, the objective of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the forces that contribute to the disenfranchisement of certain segments of the raza community as part of a larger process to develop the skills to work WITH communities toward social justice. The unique approach of this course is to allow students to see specific models of working for social justice in action. This will provide students the opportunity to clearly understand your own strengths and weaknesses in participating in Social Justice work, to develop your skills in these areas, and to consider the ways in which you can continue this work after the class ends. Our work in class will focus on youth and their experiences in these communities (with a special emphasis on schools and potentially “high-risk” behaviors). Students will have the opportunity to continue this work through and Independent Study/Internship in the Spring semester.