2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 322 Latinx Struggles for Civil Rights & Social Justice

3 hours 

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the experiences of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latinx people during the Civil Rights period. It focuses on the Latinx social movements during the 1960s and their consequences today for the struggles for civil rights and social justice of Latinx and other racial minorities in the U.S. Topics include access to education and employment; immigrant rights; detention and deportation; race and crime; Latinx and African American alliance building; Latinx citizenship and the military, and gender values and sexuality.




ENG 201 and junior standing or above


This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Struggle for Justice and Equality in the U.S. (300-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.