Chicano/a Studies 135 Summer 2017

Open Class for Summer 2017 
Chicana/o Studies Department 
San Diego City College 



Chicano/a Studies 135 
CRN # 53941 
T/TH 7:40- 10:50 am 
Profe Norell Martinez 

This course fulfills the requirements to obtain an Associate Degree Credit
(Area 3B: Humanities) and transfer to CSU and UC systems. 

CHIC 135- Themes of Cultural Resistance in Chicana/o Literature 
An interdisciplinary approach to examine the rich history of Chicana/o literature: novel, short story, poetry, drama, children’s literature and critical essay, alongside films, visual art and other forms of cultural production. The course explores the ways in which mexicana/os living in the U.S. resist against oppression, racism and other forms of marginalization and, simultaneously, the healing power of creative expression, drawing from the Nahuatl belief on xochitl in cuicatl (flower & song), or the act of art-making, poetry, and communicating our truths.