SRJC Course Outlines

11/30/2023 3:00:41 AMHUMAN 23 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 23Title:  LATIN/CARIBBEAN CULTURE  
Full Title:  Culture and Values in Latin America and The Caribbean
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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:  INTDIS 4

Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary exploration of  the history, cultures, intellectual endeavors and societies in both Latin America and the Caribbean.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An interdisciplinary exploration of  the history, cultures, intellectual endeavors and societies in both Latin America and the Caribbean.
(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 2003
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2003
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2003
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:05Course Created/Approved: 10/28/2002
Version Created:6/28/2017Course Last Modified:8/12/2023
Submitter:Jill Kelly-MooreCourse Last Full Review:2/24/2020
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:2/24/2020
Version Status Date:2/24/2020Semester Last Taught:Summer 2023
Version Term Effective:Fall 2020Term Inactive:


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze and critique the interaction between European cultures and the indigenous cultures of the Americas.
2. Identify the contributions of African and indigenous societies to the cultural formation of Latin America and the Caribbean.
3. Explore the nature of revolutions and struggles for civil rights in Latin America and the Caribbean and how it differs from those in the United States.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze, compare, and contrast various forms of artistic and intellectual expression from
    culturally diverse groups within Latin America and the Caribbean.
2. Address major theoretical or analytical issues relevant to class, ethnicity, and gender in the
    Caribbean and Latin America.
3. Draw upon their own personal values and experiences to be able to compare or contrast with
    cultural or ethnic groups in Latin America and the Caribbean.  
4. Discuss and critique representative primary works of visual art, music, and intellectual
    expressions in the Caribbean and Latin America from the earliest indigenous cultures to the
    present day.

Topics and Scope
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I.  History of Indigenous Societies Prior to the European Contact and Settlement -
    Pre-Columbian America
II. European Contact and Settlement
    A. Resistance
    B. Accommodation
III. Cultural Fusion
    A. Indigenous experience
    B. African experience
    C. European experience
IV. Ethnicity, Interaction, and Class
    A. Peninsulares
    B. Criollos
    C. Meztizos
    D. Mulatos
V. Independence Movements in the Americas
    A. Haiti
    B. South America
    C. Central America and the Caribbean
    D. North America
VI.   Nationalism and Self-Determination
VII.  Racism, Cultural Awareness, and Identity
VIII. Revolutions and Struggles for Civil Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean
IX.   Contemporary Issues Affecting Latin America and the Caribbean
    A. Political issues
    B. Social inequality
    C. Education
    D. Unemployment
    E. U.S. immigration policies

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1. Critical reading and analysis of assigned primary texts and other documents that provide
    historical or cultural context
2. Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exam
3. Essays requiring students to examine or compare and contrast ideas, values, beliefs, politics
    and experiences of societies in Latin America and the Caribbean using representative
    works of art or intellectual expression (1,500 to 3,000 words)
4. Participation in cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings,
    lectures, and (optional) field trips
5. Group work which may include oral presentation with analysis and critique of gender roles
    and political models in Latin America and the Caribbean
6. Creative projects
7. Written homework

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
25 - 50%
Written homework, exams and essays
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
25 - 50%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 25%
Cultural activities and/or creative projects; group work

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Latin American Studies Representative Historical Narratives, novels and primary texts:
Bless Me Ultima. Anaya, Rudolfo. Warner Books. 1994 (classic)
Contemporary Maya Spirituality: The Ancient Ways Are Not Lost.  Molesky-Poz, Jean.  University of Texas Press. 2008 (classic)
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir. Grande, Reyna. Washington Square Press. 2013 (classic)
Exploring Mesoamerica (Places in Time). Pohl, John M.D. Oxford University Press. 2000 (classic)
Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador. Butler, Kim D. Rutgers University Press. 1998 (classic)
I, Rigoberta Menchu:  An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Menchu, Rigoberta and Burgos-Debray, Elisabeth and Wright, Ann. Virso Press. 2010 (classic)
The Legend of Lord Eight Deer: An Epic of Ancient Mexico. Pohl, John M.D. Oxford University Press. 2002 (classic)
The Memory of Fire Trilogy. Galenao, Eduardo. Nation Books. 2010 (classic)
Narrative Mixtec Ceramics of Ancient Mexico. Pohl, John M.D. Stinehour Press. 2007 (classic)
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. Galeano, Eduardo. Monthly Review Press. 1997 (classic)
Rattlesnake. Arias, Arturo; Higgins, Sean; and Robbins, Jill. Curbstone Books. 2003 (classic)
The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy. Stoll, David and Arias, Arturo. University of Minnesota Press. 2001 (classic)


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 Area department:HUMANHumanities and Religion
 Division:71Language Arts & Academic Foundations
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:NNot Auditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:4905Humanities & Fine Arts
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:YEither online or hybrid, as determined by instructor
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
Partially Online
Online with flexible in-person activities
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NIndustry Credentials
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1599.00Other Humanities
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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