Fall 2008

Latino Identity in the United States: Continuity and Complexity

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-45


Carleen R. Basler (Section 01)


The Latino population currently consists of approximately 24,000,000 people in the United States; by the year 2050 the Census Bureau estimates that the Latino population will make up 22 percent of the total population. This diverse group traces its origin to a variety of countries and its experiences in the United States are quite varied. In this course we will examine the experiences of the various Latino communities in the United States. It will examine the socioeconomic experiences of the various Latino groups (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, among others). This examination will require that we pay attention to issues of race, class, and gender, as well as the complexities of pan-ethnic identity, group politics, and immigration. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Basler.