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Springfield, Massachusetts


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HUSB 235

The Latino/Hispanic Experience in the U.S

This course will examine Latino families and communities, the largest and most rapidly growing minority group in the U.S.; the U.S. Census (2010) projects that by 2050 it will comprise more than 30% of the U.S. population. The first part of the course will focus on understanding similarities and differences between Latino groups with respect to socio-political history, migration patterns, oppression, identity and cultural factors. The contributions of Latinos to the U.S. will also be examined. The second part of the course will explore specific needs and issues with regards to Latina/os as they relate to provision of human services (e.g., health, mental health, immigration, aging, education)

Units: 3.0