Dec 01, 2023  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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HIST 120 - Latino Chicago

3 hours
Chicago has long been home to many vibrant Latino communities. This course will examine the development of Mexican Chicago in the early 20th century and the growth of the mid-century Puerto Rican community and will investigate the late 20th-century issues of gentrification, deindustrialization and the immigrant rights movement and their impact on Latino communities in the city and suburbs. Students will learn how to use historical resources; build important reading, critical analysis, and writing skills; and visit sites around the city to see firsthand the past and present of Latino Chicago. Students will learn to use relevant primary and secondary sources in their own accounts of the past, analyze the significance of a given historical change, and formulate an argument about historical causality.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshman and sophomores.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in history.

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