900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Latina/o Sociology is the systematic inquiry into the social lives of Latinas/os in the U.S. This course examines the ways in which Latina/o communities have developed and the social, political, and economic structures that have influenced them. Latina/o Sociology analyzes the ways in which hierarchical power relations and Latina/o resistance to domination have shaped their life chances across time and space in the U.S. and along the U.S.-Mexico border region. Major themes include identity, immigration, assimilation, gender, education, media, language, employment, and activism. Through these themes, the course will examine the barriers to opportunity and equity Latinas/os experience and the strategies they employ in order to resist such barriers.
Prequisite: 1st and 2nd years only
Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society