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Department of Arts and Humanities

Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education


A&HB 4140 001 Latina Narratives

The Latina Narratives class is a class in which we explore language not just in what people say about themselves or about how others characterize them, but also in relation to the historical concept of erasure, defined as the social organization of forgetting, an always-almost forgotten denial of form, life, and validity of place, and where only ghostly traces and residual mass remain. Students will read Latina narratives, read about narrative methodologies, and will do a narrative of a Latina woman.

Instructor: C. Martinez- Roldan

Offered: Fall


A&HB 4021: Foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

Offered in the fall. Review of the linguistic, socio-cultural, philosophical, political, and historical foundations that have shaped bilingual education policies, program models, and teaching and assessment practices. Analysis of how diverse bilingual education program models throughout the world respond to different linguistic, social, and educational goals.

Instructor: Olivares-Orel

Offered: Fall


A&HB 4029 Latino Children's Literature and Literacies

Participants will become familiar with literature for children and adolescents portraying Latino/a characters and themes, with various Latino/a authors, poets and illustrators, and with resources available for educators. The course provides criteria for the selection of such literature, specifically criteria to identify cultural authenticity. The experiences provided in the course will build a foundation for developing research and practice using Latino literature to support all readers in mainstream and bilingual classrooms.


A&HB 4075 Cross-cultural communication and classroom ecology

Offered every spring. Examination of the influence of culture in the design and implementation of school instruction. Identification of salient theoretical issues related to culture and social organization as they relate to the education of ethno linguistic and minoritized children. Exploration of the learning/teaching processes within the context of multicultural and bilingual classroom settings from a cultural perspective. Reflection upon the role of the teacher in creating cultural learning environments. Survey of research approaches which serve as tools to examine classroom interaction. Use of technology for exploring the knowledge of minoritized learners.

Instructor: S. Chang