U.S. Latino Politics

Description: (Formerly numbered 155B.) (Same as Political Science M181B) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Examination of history and contemporary role of Latinos in U.S. political system. Topics include historical analysis of Latino immigration and migration; civil rights movement; increases in citizenship, registration, and voting in 1980s and 1990s; new wave of anti-immigrant attitudes; Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and subsequent DREAMer movement; and response by Latinos today, with discussion of role of Latino vote in recent presidential elections. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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