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Chicano-Riqueño Studies

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Luis Dávila (Spanish and Portuguese)


Robert Arnove (Emeritus, School of Education), Richard Bauman (Folklore and Ethnomusicology), Christine Bennett (School of Education), Jorge Chapa (Latino Studies), Heitor Martins (Spanish and Portuguese), John McDowell (Folklore and Ethnomusicology)

Associate Professors

Luis Dávila, Arlene Diaz (History), Manuel Martinez (English), John Nieto-Phillips (History), Philip Parnell (Anthropology, Criminal Justice), Iris Rosa (African American and African Diaspora Studies), Russell Salmon (Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese), Beverly Stoeltje (Folklore and Ethnomusicology)

Assistant Professor

Vivian Nun Halloran (Comparative Literature)

Senior Lecturer

Juan Manuel Soto-Arriví


Luis González (Chicano-Riqueño Studies Collection)

Academic Advising

Ballantine Hall 849, (812) 855-5257

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The Chicano-Riqueño Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program offering students an opportunity to study the cultural roots, the heritage, and the contemporary social framework of the Chicano, the Puerto Rican, and the other Spanish-speaking peoples of the United States.

The program encourages a United States Latino focus within the Latin American studies minor or certificate, and its faculty sponsors courses, symposia, guest lectures, poetry readings, and research on United States Hispanics in the fields of anthropology, bilingual education, folklore, history, language, and literature. The program publishes an occasional series of scholarly monographs on literature, language, and culture. It helps support Chiricú, a literary magazine, and helped found Third Woman, a journal of women writers; it also promotes musical performances, art exhibits, and readings of Chicano and Puerto Rican works.

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Course Descriptions

Note: Courses listed from the School of Education will be outside credit hours for College of Arts and Sciences students.


E321 Peoples of Mexico (3 cr.) S & H, CSA
E335 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3 cr.) CSA
E340 Indians of Mexico and Central America (3 cr.) S & H, CSA
E457 Ethnic Identity (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice

P303 Corrections and Criminal Justice (3 cr.) S & H

Fine Arts

A452 Art of Pre-Columbian America (4 cr.) S & H, CSA

Folklore and Ethnomusicology

F315 Latin American Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
F356 Chicano Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
F363 Women's Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) A & H, CSA


H211-H212 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3-3 cr.) S & H, CSA
A352 History of Latinos in the United States (3 cr.) S & H, CSA


S335 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.) S & H

Spanish and Portuguese

Language Courses

S175 Spanish for Hispanic Students I (4 cr.)
S221 Spanish for Hispanic Students II (3 cr.)
S276 Spanish for Hispanic Students III (3 cr.)

Culture and Literature Courses

S220 Chicano and Puerto Rican Literature (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
S284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
S331 The Hispanic World I (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
S412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
S413 Hispanic Culture in the United States (3 cr.) A & H, CSA
S435 Literatura Chicana y Puertorriqueña (3 cr.) A & H
S470 Women and Hispanic Literature (3 cr.) A & H
S471-S472 Spanish American Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) A & H
S474 Hispanic Literature and Society (3 cr.) A & H
S479 Mexican Literature (3 cr.) A & H

School of Education

M300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3 cr.)
H340 Education and American Culture (3 cr.)
L441 Introduction to Bilingual Education (3 cr.)

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