SRJC Course Outlines

9/17/2019 3:21:26 AMHIST 26 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 26Title:  CHICANO/LATINO HISTORY  
Full Title:  History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present
Last Reviewed:3/31/2014

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: 
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Catalog Description:
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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 overview of early Latin American history the course will focus on the period from 1848 to the present.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


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 overview of early Latin American history the course will focus on the period from 1848 to the present.
(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 2007
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2007
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D6History  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2007
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4FHistory  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Identify and analyze the major cultural, economic and political centers in the Southwest before 1848.
2. Recognize and define the factors leading to the United States war against Mexico in 1846.
3. Evaluate Mexican-American and Latino participation in United States society.
4. Indicate the patterns of the Chicano and Latino civil rights movements and the new economic, political and social opportunities for Chicanos and Latinos in the United States.
 

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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 scientists.
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 the1840s 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 systems.

Topics and Scope
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 1.  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:1493-1898
2.  Fusion of Indigenous, European, and African cultures
     A.  Spanish explorations and the mission system in the Southwest 1650-1846
     B.  Indigenous and African experience under European colonial rule in Latin America
3.  Latin America independence movements:  1810-1898.  
      A.   Indigenous rebellions in the Southwest and the rest of Mexico.
     B.   National self-determination for Criollos and Mestizos
4.  The Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, and U.S. expansion
     A.   Mexican/American War:  1846-1848
     B.   Mexican cultural, social, political, and economic displacement
5.  Spanish/American War, 1898
     A.  U.S. colonization of Cuba
     B.  U.S. colonization of Puerto Rico
6.  Mexican-American participation in World War I
     A.  Mexican-American union organizing
     B. The roaring 20's and the Nativist reactions to Mexican migration
7.  Great Depression - 1930s: A Repatriation program of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans
8.  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
9.  Civil Rights movements and political awareness of racism in U.S.Society
     A.  Chicano struggle for social and economic equality - 1960s-1980s
     B.  Cultural identification of Chicanos and Latinos
10. Revolutionary movements of Central America - 1960s-1980s: Immigration patterns of Nicaraguans, Salvadorians, and Guatemalans into the U.S.
11. Latino contributions to contemporary U.S. society
      A.  Politics
      B.  Arts: literature, film, music, entertainment, etc.
      C.  Sports
12.  Contemporary issues affecting Latinos - 1990s-2000s
      A.  Education
      B.  Employment
      C.  History of U.S. immigration policies in relation to Mexican migration.
13.  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 Movement.

Assignments:
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1.  Regular attendance and extensive note taking in classes expected and assumed.
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 exercises.
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%
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 - 15%
Attendance and Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Bless Me Ultima.  Anaya, Rudolfo.  Warner Books:  1972 (Classic)
Caramelo.   Cisneros, Sandra.  Vintage Contemporaries Edition:  2002  (Classic)
Created Equal:  A Social and Political History of the United States, fourth edition.  Ruiz, Vicki L.   Longman:  2014
Harvest of Empire:  A History of Latinos in America.  Gonzalez, Juan.  Penguin Books:  2011
Las Obreras:  Chicana Politics of Work and Family.  Ruiz, Vicki L.  UCLA:  2000 (Classic)
Occupied America.  Acuna, Rodolfo.  Longman:  2010

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