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  6633, Lattie F. Coor Hall
  Arizona State University
  
   480-965-5091

  P.O.Box 873502
  Arizona State University
  Tempe, AZ-85287-3502

 

TRANSBORDER CHICANA/O AND LATINA/O STUDIES (TCLS)

                             

Introductory TCL Courses



TCL 101 Introduction to Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies(3)

Historical and contemporary issues in the Chicana and Chicano community; focus on economic, sociological, cultural, and political status of Chicanas and Chicanos in the U.S.
General Studies: C

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TCL 111 Introduction to Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Culture (3)

Interdisciplinary analysis of the diversity of values, belief systems, customs, and cultural symbols of these populations.

General Studies: C

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TCL 191 First Year Seminar(1)

First year seminar linked with campus match.

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Core Requirement Courses

( All TCLS majors must take 18 semester hours in the following core courses 18 hours )

 


TCL 201 Transborder Society and Culture of Mexican Origin and Latina/o Populations I (3)

Required course for major. Intensive historical overview of Mexican origin and Latina/o populations through various ecological, sociological and anthropological, economic and political, and cultural, literary, and expressive analytical lenses.

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TCL 202 Transborder Society and Culture of Mexican Origin and Latina/o Populations II (3)

Required course for major. The second course of study elaborates questions of gender, familial structures, and community development within a broad transnational and transborder context. The course examines the emergence of cross border belief systems, ideologies of health, ritual, religious complexes and as importantly their expression in oral traditions, and in art, music, and literary compositions, and media.

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TCL 303 Transborder Theory (3)

Required course for major. This course is an intensive overview of material, historical, cultural, and economic theories and their appropriate methods of research as these are pertinent to the study and examination of Mexican origin and Latina/o populations. Taking advantage of recent developments of point of origin to settlement methods, this course formats instruction in a true transnational and transborder setting. This two course sequence utilizes the learned historical, social, ethnographic, demographic, and literary descriptions and material in 301-302 as the databases to develop students' theoretical and methodological tools.

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TCL 304 Transborder Method (3)

Required course for major. The second in this two course sequence emphasizes quantitative, qualitative, spatial, archival, and reflexive methdologies including nomethetic, ethnographic, biographical, historical, mapping and critical skills.

General Studies:

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TCL 332/HST 332Mexican American History since 1900 (3)

Traces the formation of Mexican American communities across the rural and urban U.S. and examines 20th-century immigration from Mexico . Cross listed with HST 332 and credit can only be given for HST 332 or TCL 332.

General Studies: SB, C, H

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TCL 498 Pro Seminar Capstone of Integration (3)
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Required course for majors on topic selected by instructor; writing intensive course related to the development of interdisciplinary research skills.


TCLS Concentrations

( Must focus on one concentration and select 18 hours from that concentration)

Media, Literature and Arts


Mission Statement

 

The Department enjoys great faculty strengths in this area. Its media focus includes cinematography, film production, video and electronic communication, performance art, cultural and literary studies, and long distance learning and development. This area will prepare students with critical, analytical and some technical skills, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of the use of media for human communication within the context of transnational and transborder processes. Simultaneously, the literary and creative study of the major works and canons in Chicana/o, Latina/o, Mexican and Latin American corpuses provide the academic templates for understanding the emotive and psychological basis of identity and cultural change of border and transnational populations. Literary and artistic works are templates of creativity from whence broader discussions of theory, history, and multiple identities emerge ensconced within broad criticisms situated in transcultural settings.

 

 


TCL 210 Introduction to Ethnic Studies in the U.S. (3)

Covers diversity of experiences and relations among racial and ethnic groups in the United States . Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFS 210/APA 210. Credit is allowed for only TCL 210 or AFS 210 or APA 210.

General Studies: C

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TCL 211 Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Poetry (3)

Writing seminar on Mexican, Chicana, and Latina poetics and intensive creative writing workshop.

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TCL 220 Transborder Chicana/o Cultural Expression (3)

Interrelation between economic, social, and political status and forms of artistic expression i.e. music, dance, drama, literature, and graphic arts of the transborder region.

General Studies:

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TCL 222 Transborder Music of Southwest North America (3)

This course explores the musical cultures of contemporary, popular, folk, traditional, religious, ritual, and concert art music(s) of several ethnic groups residing in the Southwest borderlands.

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TCL 270 Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema (3)

Explores how Hollywood shapes perceptions of race and ethnicity in American society. Cross-listed as FMS 270. Credit is allowed for only TCL 270 or FMS 270. Fee.

General Studies: HU, C

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TCL 305 Transborder Practicum Field Research (3)

Required course for all concentrations. This course incorporates the substantive aspects of 301 and 302 with the practice, experimentation, writing, expression, and skilled use of the approaches and techniques learned in 303 and 304. Expands focus to include census and GIS materials, sets the places and spaces in which students will conduct their quantitative and qualitative research with specific applied research goals to be met.

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TCL 310 Transborder Mexican and Chicana/o Folklore of Southwest North America (3)

Analyzes Chicana and Chicano folk beliefs, traditions, and practices.
General Studies: HU, C

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TCL 331 Mexican American History to 1900 (3)

Mexican American history from pre-Hispanic origins to frontier journeys north through 19th-century life in the U.S. Southwest. Cross listed with HST 331 and credit can only be given for HST 331 or TCL 331.
General Studies: SB, C, H

 

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TCL 350 Transborder Mexican and Chicana/o Artistic Production (3)

Overview of Mexican and Mexican American artistic production from colonial times to present; emphasis on religious and folk art.
General Studies: HU, C, G

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TCL 351 Transborder Chicana/o and Mexican Art (3)

Intensive analysis of contemporary Chicana and Chicano art movement as appraised within the context of contemporary American art and the art of Mexico.
General Studies: HU, C

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TCL 352 Chicana/o Film (3)

This course will explore how Chicano and Chicana filmmakers have interpreted the Chicano experience through the medium of film. Film has been an important vehicle for documenting the history of the Chicano/Latino community as well as providing an alternative narrative to Hollywood 's often uninformed presentation of Chicana/o life. Cross listed with FMS 352 and credit can only be given for FMS 352 or TCL 352.

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TCL 363 Transborder Chicana/o and Mexican Literature of Southwest North America (3)

Development of Chicana and Chicano literature; study of genres and themes; attention to literary antecedents. Cross listed with ENG 363 and credit can only be given for ENG 363 or TCL 363.

General Studies: L, HU, C

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TCL 364 Transborder Chicana/o and Mexican Literature of Southwest North America Before 1917 (3)

This course is a transborder study of the literature and culture of Southwest North America . The label “ Southwest North America ” designates an ecological, geographical, and cultural region, not a political territory. It encompasses what today is Mexico and the U.S. Southwest region. The approach is transregional and comparative.

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TCL 366 Constructing the Border on Film (3)

This course will explore representations of the U.S.-Mexico border region on film, examining specific examples of how border images have been constructed and shaped over time. Through an examination of both documentary and dramatic films, the course will present an overview of the historical themes and cultural tensions arising between the U.S. and Mexico along the border. Cross listed with FMS 366 and credit can only be given for FMS 366 or TCL 366.

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TCL 370 Signs of Aliens (3)

This class provides an introduction to the use-value and methods of close analysis of popular media. In doing so, it focuses on the sign of the alien-an otherwise trivial element of popular culture that nonetheless carries a number of profound and troubling ideologies: xenophobia, racism, misogyny, fatalism, utopianism, etc. Cross listed with FMS 370 and credit can only be given for FMS 370 or TCL 370.

General Studies: HU

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TCL 445 Transborder Latin American Short Story (3)

This course is a panoramic study of the Latina/o short story production. Special attention will be placed on the context of theory, culture, and history.

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TCL 446 Transborder Bilingual Latina/o Poetics (3)


TThis course is a comparative study of contemporary bilingual Latina/o poetry. We focus on two specific U.S. ethnic “minority” groups--Mexican- (or Chicanos) and Puerto Rican-Americans (or “nuyoricans”)--who have long and strong literary traditions of bilingual poetry. The significant feature of both bodies of poetry is the interactive mixture of their base languages: Spanish and English.

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TCL 464 Latina/o Literature (3)

Development of Latina/o literature: study of genres and themes: attention to literary antecedents of the new U.S. based Latina literature.

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TCL 465 Putting History on Film (3)

This course we will explore the process of putting history on film, developing a critical perspective about history, historiography and history on film, particularly as it relates to the diversity of the U.S-Mexican border region. Cross listed with FMS 465 and credit can only be given for FMS 465 or TCL 465. General Studies

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TCL 470 Race, Sex, and Identity (3)

Relying on critical and cultural theory, this course will address such important and contested subjects such as race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, and the politics of social resistance. Websites that engage in hate speech, pornography, religious orthodoxy and other contested forms of identity will also be analyzed and critiqued. General Studies: HU

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TCL 471 Stereotypes in Film: Case Study in Latinos (3)

In this course, the historical representations of Latinos in televisions and the film industry will be examined. The representations will be analyzed in the context of cultural, social, and political formations. Cross listed with FMS 471 and credit can only be given for FMS 471 or TCL 471.

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TCL 484 Internship (3)

Practical experience work within the community for credit, set up and supervisor by an approved faculty mentor.

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TCL 485 Chicana and Latina Writers (3)

This class will provide students with an overview of contemporary Chicana and Latina literary, scholarly, and other cultural production with the aim of engaging issues of identity, nation, and home as well as the impact of race, ethnicity and culture on experiences and representations of gender, sex, and sexuality. General Studies: HU, C, L

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TCL 488 Border/Global Narrative (3)

The object of this course is study various border regions through literature. Through literary cultural texts, this course looks into the experience of people and their migrations across these borders. General Studies:

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TCL 494 Special Topics: Chicana/Latina Performance (3)

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U.S. and Mexican Regional Immigration Policy and Economy


This concentration has a strong applied orientation and focuses on the regional and transnational policies and practices that have led to enormous demographic changes in: (1) the borderlands where close to 12 million persons live in the immediate U.S.-Mexico border region and (2) the entire country with a total of 20.6 million persons of Mexican origin, either born or migrated to the United States. Our focus concerns the manner in which economic and political decisions between Mexico and the United States, as well as other transnational policies concerning other countries, strongly influence the present state of human migration, ecological conditions, economic policy towards trade, demographic transitions, and the nexus of relations that are established across borders at local, regional, and transborder levels. We will focus primarily on the U.S. Mexico region but transnational economics and political policies have, and will continue to, affect the manner in which Spanish speaking Caribbean , and Central and South American regions respond. We will pay special attention to those policies concerning trade, agriculture, manufactured and assembled goods, and such major policies as NAFTA and CAFTA.

 

TCL 305 Transborder Practicum Field Research (3)

Required course for all concentrations. This course incorporates the substantive aspects of 301 and 302 with the practice, experimentation, writing, expression, and skilled use of the approaches and techniques learned in 303 and 304. Expands focus to include census and GIS materials, sets the places and spaces in which students will conduct their quantitative and qualitative research with specific applied research goals to be met.

 

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TCL 314 Transborder Regional Immigration and Economy (3)

Required course for the U.S. and Mexican Regional Immigration Policy & Economy. This course is designed for students to fundamentally understand the political economy and ecology of regional migration, immigration and the macro influences of trade, capitalization, investment, and liberalization policies between the United Status and Mexico . The course will introduce students to the manner in which these larger forces influence regional economies, the diverse spatial arrangement of communities, the development of structures of inequality, environmental impacts, and the use of human capital and labor. General Studies: C, H

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TCL 331 Mexican American History to 1900 (3)

Mexican American history from pre-Hispanic origins to frontier journeys north through 19th-century life in the U.S. Southwest. Cross listed with HST 331 and credit can only be given for HST 331 or TCL 331.
General Studies: SB, C, H

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TCL 335 Historical Studies in Race, Crime and the Law (3)

This course examines the history of the relationship between the criminal justice system in the United States and American racial minorities: a segment of our society that has traditionally faced official and unofficial discrimination. Cross listed with HST 335 and credit can only be given for HST 335 or TCL 335.

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TCL 340 Chicana/o and Latina/o Politics and Policy (3)

Examines political ideologies, attitudes, strategies, movements, cultural citizenship, and juridical measures of Central American, Caribbean, and Mexican origin populations.

General Studies: C

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TCL 341 Policy Issues in Chicana/o and Latina/o Urban Settings (3)

Historical, demographic, and sociological overview of the status of Chicana/os and Latina/os in urban settings as well as the public policy relevance.

General Studies:

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TCL 342 Social Demographics of Latino Populations (3)

This course provides an introduction to social demography of Latinos in the United States . General Studies:

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TCL 345 Transborder Migration of Latinos in the U.S . (3)

This course provides a general overview of international migration to the United States , focusing on Latin American migration. Topics include history of international migration to the U.S. while comparing and contrasting the experiences and reception of the studied groups. General Studies:

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TCL 432 Issues in Chicana/o and Latina/o Gender (3)

Analyzes social construction of gender identities; emphasizes impact of American and Mexican cultural values on normative gender relations.
General Studies: C

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TCL 443 The Political Ecology of the Border (3)

Using a political ecology approach, the course focuses on the creation of border communities of Southwest North America . It focuses on community formation, environmental, spatial, and organizational characteristics of communities from a comparative perspective including institutional influences, governmental impediments and strictures, use of land, tenure restrictions, and legal and jurisdictional constraints.

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TCL 444 The Ethnography of Mexican Border Rural Settings (3)

Focusing on the internal characteristics of a selected distribution of Mexican rural border towns, colonias, and villages, the course analyzes the internal dynamics of familial development, the influence of extra local educational and political institutions, the reliance on economic agricultural production and markets, the expanded roles of women as labor resources, and the growth of encroaching urban populations. General Studies:

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TCL 484 Internship

Practical experience work within the community for credit, set up and supervisor by an approved faculty mentor.

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Transborder Community Development and Health

Chicana author Gloria Anzaldúa once described the US-Mexico border as a “place where the third world grates against the first and bleeds.” By developing a program of social science research and teaching with an emphasis on community development and health, students will concentrate on patterns of physical, mental and social health disparities closely associated with poverty, limited access to insurance, reliance on emergency measures and facilities, and differential health care, as well as learn how to develop the appropriate mitigating applied programs. Other major orientations with an applied focus will include environmental home health; vulnerable population's well being through the life cycle, work and labor accidents, ecological and environmental degradation, and epidemiological trends and issues of Mexican origin and Latina/o populations. The department enjoys the presence of one medical anthropologist and we will in the very near future search for one more person in a medically oriented social science or policy area. Deeply embedded within local and transborder communities, methodological instruction and skills will be especially stressed.

TCL 305 Transborder Practicum Field Research (3)

Required course for all concentrations. This course incorporates the substantive aspects of 301 and 302 with the practice, experimentation, writing, expression, and skilled use of the approaches and techniques learned in 303 and 304. Expands focus to include census and GIS materials, sets the places and spaces in which students will conduct their quantitative and qualitative research with specific applied research goals to be met.

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TCL 315 Chicana/o and Latina/o Family Structures (3)

This course examines the heterogeneity and diversity of localized and transnational families, changing gender relations, intergenerational relations, and impact of labor needs on the dynamics of familial networks and extended transborder relations.

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TCL 321 Transborder Community Development and Health (3)

Required course for the Transborder Community Development and Health concentration. Core concepts and practices relevant to regional community development and health including demographic health indicators, individual and community models of health behavioral change. Discussion of the distribution and diversity of ill and sound health, longevity and cultural practices, life cycle health development, gender emphasized health issues, generational and cohort changes in diet and healthful practices, migratory health changes, and the impact of mental health practices and beliefs.

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TCL 323 Latino Health Issues (4)

Health issues among Chicanos and other U.S. Latinos; interplay among political economy, health, family, culture, and community. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, field research. Prerequisite: instructor approval. General Studies: C, SB

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TCL 325 Mental Health Issues (3)

This course focuses on the study of Latina/o psychological development and the Americas/mestizo personality in the creation of social identity.

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TCL 326 Health of Chicanas and Latinas (3)

Provides an in-depth psychosocial perspective of the diversity of the Chicana/Latina experience in the U.S. Topics include the historical contributions of Latina women in Latino communities; Chicana feminist theories, gender roles and sexuality, ethnic identity, education, health, and models of multicultural counseling. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the lower-division writing requirement.

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TCL 327 Health and Migration (3)

This course considers the processes of migrations and health; health status among different types of immigrants; associations between social networks, health trajectories following migrations for immigrants and their descendents; adaptive behaviors and health practices and the role of policy.

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TCL 331 Mexican American History to 1900  (3)

Mexican American history from pre-Hispanic origins to frontier journeys north through 19th-century life in the U.S. Southwest. Cross listed with HST 331 and credit can only be given for HST 331 or TCL 331.
General Studies: SB, C, H

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TCL 335 Historical Studies in Race, Crime and the Law (3)

This course examines the history of the relationship between the criminal justice system in the United States and American racial minorities: a segment of our society that has traditionally faced official and unofficial discrimination. Cross listed with HST 335 and credit can only be given for HST 335 or TCL 335.

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TCL 342 Social Demographics of Latino Populations (3)

This course provides an introduction to social demography of Latinos in the United States . General Studies:

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TCL 401 Health, Medicine, and Psychosocial Dynamics (1 to 4)

Prerequisites: vary. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

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TCL 410 Race, Medicine, and the Body (3)

In this co urse, students will acquire an understanding of the ways in which medicine, disease, and health outcomes are affected by culture, gender, and social location.

General Studies: SB, C

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TCL 422 US-Mexico Border Health (3)

This course is designed to help students in identifying and understanding the diverse and major health issues affecting Latino and Mexican families in the US-Mexico borderlands. It will explore divergence and convergence in fertility, morbidity and mortality and the role of socio-cultural factors, health systems, and health policies in the health status of the borderlands. The course will use a hand-on approach that includes the application of basic epidemiological techniques to analyze regional health data.

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TCL 424 Theory and Practice of Community Development and Health (3)

History and foundations of practicing and action social science, organization of major health issues in tandem, useful and appropriate methodology of community diagnosis, community mapping and stakeholder analysis. Establishment of media literacy and advocacy applications for community-based public health. General Studies:

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TCL 432 Issues in Chicana/o and Latina/o Gender (3)

Analyzes social construction of gender identities; emphasis on impact of American, urban Central American, Caribbean populations, and Mexican cultural values on normative gender relations . General Studies: C

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TCL 484 Internship (1-12)

Practical experience work within the community for credit, set up and supervisor by an approved faculty mentor.

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