Counterspaces and Connections in College Transitions: First-Generation Latino Students' Perspectives on Chicano Studies

  title={Counterspaces and Connections in College Transitions: First-Generation Latino Students' Perspectives on Chicano Studies},
  author={Anne Marie Nu{\~n}ez},
  journal={Journal of College Student Development},
  pages={639 - 655}
  • A. Nuñez
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of College Student Development
This study explored how first-generation Latino sophomores in a public research university describe the influence of Chicano Studies classes on their college transition experiences. Students reported that taking Chicano Studies offered them opportunities to handle feelings of isolation, build awareness of community heritage, develop more meaningful student-faculty relationships, and understand perspectives of people from different backgrounds. These processes enhanced their capacity to manage… Expand
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