MAS 215 - Chicanas/os and Education
Time: Spring 2012 - Monday 6-8:45pm
Location: CL 125
The intent of this course is to engage in an innovative analysis of the Chicana/o educational experience that moves toward concrete strategies for addressing educational inequality. This investigation is critical because of the dramatic degree of Chicana/o school “failure” today and the significant effect this has on the Chicana/o community and the U.S. at large. Most important, the course is concerned with how we can create transformative educational experiences for all raza youth. The overall objective of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply Chicana/o Studies analyses to the real-world by focusing on the schools and on concretely addressing the needs of raza educational communities. Our concept of education will be broad so that we can encompass a number of different types of education in our work.