SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 5:19:55 PMHIST 26 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 26Title:  CHICANO/LATINO HISTORY  
Full Title:  History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present
Last Reviewed:5/13/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory survey of Chicano and Latino history in the United States (U.S.), this course will examine the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects influencing these groups' advances, their contributions, and adaptations to the U.S. society.  After a brief overview of early Latin American history, the course will focus on the period from 1848 to the present.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introductory survey of Chicano and Latino history in the U.S., this course will examine the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects influencing these groups' advances, contributions, and adaptations to U.S. society.  After a brief overivew of early Latin America history the course will focus on the period from 1848 to the present.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2007
Inactive:Fall 2022
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Institutions
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2024
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2007Fall 2024
 D3Ethnic Studies  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2024
 4CEthnic Studies  
 XAU.S. History  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2007Fall 2024
 4CEthnic Studies  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.   Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills by utilizing
    methods of inquiry used by historians and other social and behavioral
2.   Utilize critical thinking skills to assess and distinguish between
    factual and interpretive sources of information in the analysis of
    contemporary issues facing Chicanos and Latinos.
3.   Assess the present position of Chicanos and Latinos in U.S. society
    in comparison to the past.
4.   Integrate geographic knowledge with cultural and historical
    knowledge as to how the Chicano and Latino experience moves through
    both time and space.
5.   Identify and employ innovative and non-traditional source materials
    such as literature, music, cinema, and art to analyze popular Chicano
    and Latino culture.
6.   Examine, evaluate, and discuss the experiences, roles, achievements,
    and contributions of Chicanos and Latinos in the U.S. from the
    1840s to present.
7.   Evaluate U.S. social, political and economic policies
    in the shaping of the marginalization, exploitation, and oppression
    of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States.
8.   Analyze the historical roots of racism, and its impact on
    contemporary issues related to Chicanos and Latinos in the U.S.
9.   Examine the role of Chicanas and Latinas in their struggle for
    equality and representation in U.S. political, social, and economic

Topics and Scope
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I.    Historical background
     A.  Introduction to the Indigenous societies - Mexica (Aztec),
         Mayan, and Quechua (Inca) - prior to the Spanish invasion into
         the Americas
     B.  Overview of the Spanish colonial system in Latin America:
II.   Fusion of Indigenous, European, and African cultures
     A.  Spanish explorations and the mission system in the Southwest
     B.  Indigenous and African experience under European colonial rule
         in Latin America
III.  Latin America independence movements:  1810-1898
     A.  National self-determination for Criollos and Mestizos
     B.  Social and territorial conflicts in Latin America
IV.   The Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, and U.S. expansion
     A.  Mexican/American War:  1846-1848
     B.  Mexican cultural, social, political, and economic displacement
V.    Spanish/American War, 1898
     A.  U.S. colonization of Cuba and Puerto Rico
     B.  Cuban movement for independence from the U.S.
     C.  Puerto Rico as a colony of the U.S.
VI.   Mexican participation in World War I
     A. Mexican-American union organizing
     B. The roaring 20's and the Nativitst reactions to Mexican migration
VII.  Great Depression - 1930s
     A. Repatriation program of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans
VIII. Mexican-American Patriotism, and Chicano cultural awareness and
     identity in World War II
     A.  Zoot Suit Riots
     B.  WWII and the Bracero Program
     C.  Operation Wetback
IX.   Cuban Revolution, 1959
     A.  Changes in U.S. immigration policies
     B.  Cuban migration, push and pull factors
     C.  Cuban participation in U.S. politics and economy
X.    Civil Rights movements and political awareness of racism in U.S.
     A.  Chicano struggle for social and economic equality - 1960s-1980s
     B.  Cultural identification of Chicanos and Latinos
XI.   Revolutionary movements of Central America - 1960s-1980s
     A.  Immigration patterns of Nicaraguans, Salvadorians, and
         Guatemalans into the U.S.
XII.  Latino contributions to contemporary U.S. society
     A.  Politics
     B.  Arts: literature, film, music, entertainment, etc.
     C.  Sports
XIII. Contemporary issues affecting Latinos - 1990s-2000s
     A.  Education
     B.  Employment
     C.  History of U.S. immigration policies in relation to Mexican
XIV.  Contributions of Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S. and Latin America
     A.  Chicana and Latina participation in revolutionary movements in
         Latin America
     B.  Chicana and Latina participation in the U.S. civil rights

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1.  Regular attendance and extensive note taking in classes expected and
2.  Weekly text reading assignments approximately 80 pgs, or 1-2 chapters
   in text and anthologies.
3.  Analysis of text readings, lectures, films, and in-class writing
4.  Participate in discussions as directed by the instructor.
5.  Two in-class essay exams and one final examination.
6.  An assigned book review of 4-6 pages.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Analytical, expository, or research papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Attendance and Participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Harvest of Empire:  A History of Latinos in America.  Gonzalez, Juan.  Penguin Books:  2001.
Las Obreras:  Chicana Politics of Work and Family.  Ruiz, Vicki L.  UCLA:  2000.
Occupied America.  Acuna, Rodolfo.  Longman:  2007.  

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