SRJC Course Outlines

8/8/2022 12:32:15 PMHIST 8.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 8.2Title:  LATIN AMERICA FROM 1830  
Full Title:  History of Latin America from 1830 to Present
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introductory survey of Latin American history from the early 19th century to the present.  This course will analyze the convergence of different ethnic groups and their contributions to the new socio-political systems that developed after independence, the intervention of the United States in these countries, neo-colonialism, and specific revolutionary movements in Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory survey of Latin American history from the 1830s to the present.  This course will analyze the convergence of different ethnic groups and the socio-political systems that developed after independence, the intervention of the United States, neo-colonialism and revolutionary movements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2008
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 2008
 D4Gender Studies  
 D5Geography  
 D6History  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4FHistory  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills by utilizing
   methods of inquiry used by historians and other social and
   behavioral scientists.
2.  Utilize critical thinking skills to assess and distinguish between
   factual and interpretive sources of information in the analysis of
   contemporary issues facing Latin America.
3.  Integrate geographical knowledge with cultural and historical
   knowledge so as to understand the development of modern day Latin
   American countries.
4.  Examine, evaluate, and discuss the experiences, roles, achievements,
   and contributions of the European, Indigenous, and African people in
   Latin America from 1830s to present.
5.  Analyze the historical roots of movements of liberation from
   neo-colonialism and the response from the U.S.
6.  Examine the role of Latin American women and their participation in
   liberation movements and their struggles for equality and
   representation in Latin American political, social, and economic
   systems.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Brief review of Indigenous societies and the European conquest
     A.  Colonial system and the establishment of slavery,
         Christianization, and land acquisition from the Indigenous
         peoples
     B.  Wars of independence
II.   Building independent societies:  internal struggle for power
     between Criollos and white Mestizos
     A.  U.S. Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny
     B.  Loans and railroads create a U.S. economic dependency
III.  Revolutions and the economic, social, political, and
     cultural transformation in the development of the new Latin American
     nations
     A.  Development of monocultural economies in Latin America
     B.  Displacement of indigenous peoples
IV.   Early Twentieth century revolutions
     A.  Mexican Revolution
     B.  Social rebellions in Brazil and Nicaragua
V.    Populist reforms facilitate the contemporary social, economic, and
     political structures
     A.  Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico
     B.  U.S. interventions
VI.   WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII
     A.  Nationalistic resistance and response to U.S. intervention
     B.  Creation of regional production and trade programs
     C.  World War II and the new order:  world economy
VII.  The Cuban Revolution
     A.  Spanish American War
     B.  Batista dictatorship and the role of the U.S.
     C.  July 26th revolutionary movement
VIII. Latin American revolutionary movements
     A.  Salvador Allende - Chile's failed transition to socialism
     B.  Nicaraguan Revolution
     C.  Salvadorean Revolution
IX.   Neo-liberalism and the New World Order
     A.  U.S. strategies in Latin America
     B.  The "Washington Consensus"
X.    Mexico's Indigenous movement
     A.  Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional Zapatista Guerrilla
         Movement
     B.  A new alternative to armed revolution

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly text reading assignments, approximately 80 pages or 1-2
   chapters in text and anthologies.
2.  Analysis of text readings, lectures, films, and in-class writing
   exercises.
3.  Participate in discussions as directed by the instructor.
4.  Two in-class essay exams and one final examination.
5.  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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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 - 10%
Attendance & Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Braford Burns, E. LATIN AMERICA: A CONCISE INTERPRETATIVE HISTORY,
  Prentice Hall, 2006.
Chasteen John C., "BORN IN BLOOD AND FIRE: A CONCISE HISTORY OF LATIN
  AMERICA, Norton, 2006.
Garcia Marquez, G. "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE" Avon, 2006.

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