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Latinx Politics

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Course Number



C. Pérez-Armendáriz

Course Long Title

Latinx Politics

Cross Listed Courses


This course explores the role of Latinos in the state and national politics of the United States. It begins by examining the meaning of Latino, then explores the history of Latino political organization, social movements (civil rights), and political incorporation (citizenship acquisition, registration and voting). The course considers contemporary Latino participation in U.S. politics, including modes of political organization, social movements, public opinion, the impact of Latino voters on recent campaigns and elections, and the election of Latinos to public office. Although the course gives particular attention to Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Salvadorans, and Cubans, it also serves as an introduction to the broader study of ethnic politics in the United States. Recommended background: PLTC 115.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Identities & Interests)

INDS Program Relationship

IDLL - LALS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year

Recommended Background

PLTC 115.