Chicana/o and Mexican-origin communities make up the largest and oldest of U.S. Latinx peoples. In many urban school districts across the country they make up the majority of the school enrollment; yet they are grossly underrepresented in higher education. This course will examine the socio-historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped the educational experiences of Chicana/os in the U.S. including issues of race, language learning and identity formation as they intersect with nation building. Previously offered as a special topics course. Recommended restriction: this course is primarily designed for upper level (juniors and seniors) students but open to sophomores. Same as ETHN 5009.