CCS 153A - Central Americans in U.S.

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

February 2019

(Formerly numbered 153.) Lecture, four hours. Interdisciplinary survey of social, historical, political, economic, educational, and cultural experiences of Central American immigrants and their children in U.S. Introduction to several contemporary experiences and issues in U.S. Central American communities. With focus mostly on Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran immigrants, exploration of social structures that constrain individuals, as well as strategies and behaviors immigrants and their communities have taken to establish their presence and incorporate into U.S. society. How Central American identity has been constructed and how this identity intersects with race, gender, and legal status. P/NP or letter grading.

Course Type

Upper Division