SRJC Course Outlines

7/23/2019 6:12:27 AMHIST 8.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 8.1Title:  LATIN AMERICA TO 1830  
Full Title:  History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 1830
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: 
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the 1830s.  This course will examine the history of Indigenous societies, the development of the European colonial system, and subsequent independence movements.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the 1830s.  This course will examine the history of Indigenous societies, the development of the European colonial system, and subsequent independence movements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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
 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 
1. Analyze the Pre-Columbian era and the transformations Indigenous societies experienced
      during and after the European conquest.
2. Evaluate the impact of European colonization in the Americas and the foundations for the
      independence movements.
3. Distinguish between primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.

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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 and recognize that history is a process of interaction between factual sources and those
    who interpret them.
3. Integrate  geographical knowledge with cultural and historical knowledge to understand the
     development of modern day Latin American countries.
4. Examine, evaluate, and discuss the experiences, roles, achievements, and contributions of the
     Indigenous and African American people in Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to
     the 19th-century wars of independence.
5. Examine and evaluate European colonial, social, political, economic, and cultural institutions
     in the shaping of Indigenous, Black, Mestizo, and Mulatto communities in Latin America.
6. Analyze the historical roots of racism, and the impact on ethnic conflict in Latin America.
7. Examine the role of Latin American women in their struggle for equality.

Topics and Scope
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I. Historical Background
    A. Introduction to the Indigenous societies - Mexica (Aztec),
         Mayan, and Quechua (Inca) prior to European settlement
    B. Participation of women in Indigenous societies
II. Spanish Conquest
    A. European and Indigenous societies collide
    B. Establishment of the slave system in the Caribbean
    C. Hernan Cortez, Mexico, and history of Quetzalcoatl
III. The Colonial Period
    A. Development of a caste socio-economic system
    B. Participation of Mulattoes and Mestizos in
         colonial Spain and Portugal
    C. Conversion to Christianity and the destruction of Indigenous institutions
IV. Independence Movements
    A. Criollo discontent with the economic and political system
    B. Women's intellectual and societal participation within the Indigenous
          Mestizo, Black, and Mulatto communities
V. Building New Societies in Latin America
     A. Internal political and economic conflicts between conservative
         and liberal ruling classes
     B. Emergence of the Mestizo middle class and the struggle for equality

Assignments:
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1. Weekly text reading assignments, approximately 80 pages, or 1-2 chapters in text and    
     anthologies
2. Out of class writing will be assigned over the semester (1500-2500 words).  
     These assignments may be reaction papers, analytical essays, book reviews, and/or research
    papers. The assignments will critically and historically interpret primary and secondary
    sources
3. Participate in discussions as directed by the instructor
4. Two in-class essay exams and one final essay examination
5. An assigned book review of 1000-1500 words

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%
Reaction papers, analytical essays, book reviews, and/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 and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Latin America: An Interpretative History. 10th ed. Charlip, Julie and Burns, Bradford. Prentice Hall. 2017
 
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America. Casteen, John Charles. W. W. Norton and Company. 2016
 
Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices, A Reader. Casteen, John Charles. W. W. Norton and Company. 2016
 
A History of Latin America, Volume I. 9th ed. Keen, Benjamin and Haynes, Keith. Cengage Learning. 2012 (classic)
 
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. De las Casas, Bartolome. ReadaClassic.com. 2009 (classic)
 
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico. Leon-Portilla, Miguel and Kemp, Lysander and Klor de Alva, J. Jorge. Beacon Press. 2006 (classic)
 
The Mangy Parrot: The Life and Times of Periquillo Sarniento Written by Himself for His Children. De Lizardi, Fernandez. Hackett Publishing Company. 2005 (classic)
 
Autobiography of a Slave. Manzano, Juan Francisco. Wayne State University Press. 1996 (classic)

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