Folklore | Chicana Folklore & History
F356 | 0328 | Munoz


This course surveys the cultural experiences of Mexican American
women from 1900 to the present.  Students will learn Chicana
traditions, practices, and beliefs by examining an array of cultural
artifacts including oral narratives, history, music, film, art and
religion.  In applying the methodological concepts of race, gender,
class and sexuality among other notions of diversity, student also
will consider how intracultural expectations and differences
influence Chicana life experience.  Oral history will be a
significant component of the class and students may participate in
conducting oral interviews within Bloomington’s Chicana/Latina
community.  This course is recommended for students in any field,
particularly the liberal arts and sciences.