SRJC Course Outlines

3/2/2024 4:28:33 PMETHST 23 Course Outline as of Spring 2023

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ETHST 23Title:  CHICANX & LATINX STUDIES  
Full Title:  Introduction to Chicanx and Latinx Studies
Last Reviewed:10/25/2021

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:  ETHST 75

Catalog Description:
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In this Ethnic Studies course, students will study the Chicanx and Latinx communities and cultures in U.S. society from Indigenous civilizations to the present. Chicanx and Latinx contributions to U.S. society are examined by using an ethnic studies lens and interdiciplinary approach, including social and behavioral sciences, humanities, literature, art, and music.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this Ethnic Studies course, students will study the Chicanx and Latinx communities and cultures in U.S. society from Indigenous civilizations to the present. Chicanx and Latinx contributions to U.S. society are examined by using an ethnic studies lens and interdiciplinary approach, including social and behavioral sciences, humanities, literature, art, and music.
(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 2022
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 FEthnic StudiesFall 2022
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 7AEthnic StudiesFall 2023
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:02Course Created/Approved: 10/25/2021
Version Created:10/17/2022Course Last Modified:12/30/2023
Submitter:Curriculum OfficeCourse Last Full Review:10/25/2021
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:10/25/2021
Version Status Date:9/12/2022Semester Last Taught:Fall 2023
Version Term Effective:Spring 2023Term Inactive:


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze and articulate theoretical concepts of racism, eurocentrism, ethnicity, and self-identity.
2. Describe historical events within their cultural expressions, intellectual traditions, and contributions of Chicanx and Latinx people into U.S. society.
3. Understand the self-determination and the struggle for equality of Chicanas and Latinas within their communities and U.S. society at large.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Discuss historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of Chicanx and Latinx participation in U.S. society.
2. Explain the development of Chicanx and Latinx communities.
3. Understand the United States racist and discriminatory immigration policies.
4. Define and understand concepts such as racism, discrimination, segregation, self-determination, and decolonization.
5. Understand the colonizing patterns of racism, infra-racism, sexism, and gender identity.
Ethnic Studies Objectives:
1. Analyze and articulate concepts such as race and racism, racialization, ethnicity, equity, ethno-centrism, eurocentrism, white supremacy, self-determination, liberation, decolonization, sovereignty, imperialism, settler colonialism, and anti-racism as analyzed in Latina and Latino American Studies.
2. Apply theory and knowledge produced by Latina and Latino American communities to describe the critical events, histories, cultures, intellectual traditions, contributions, lived-experiences and social struggles of those groups with a particular emphasis on agency and group-affirmation. 
3. Critically analyze the intersection of race and racism as they relate to class, gender, sexuality, religion, spirituality, national origin, immigration status, ability, tribal citizenship, sovereignty, language, and/or age in Latina and Latino American communities. 
4. Critically review how struggle, resistance, racial and social justice, solidarity, and liberation, as experienced and enacted by Latina and Latino Americans are relevant to current and structural issues such as communal, national, international, and transnational politics as, for example, in immigration, reparations, settler-colonialism, multiculturalism, language policies. 
5. Describe and actively engage with anti-racist and anti-colonial issues and the practices and movements in Latina and Latino American communities to build a just and equitable society.

Topics and Scope
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I. U.S. Occupation of the Southwest
    A. Existing Mexican communities adapting to U.S. society
    B. Mexican struggle for self-determination and cultural identity
    C. Thriving under U.S. racist policies against Mexicans
II. Mexican and Puerto Rican Migration: Patterns and Adaptation
     A. Establishing enclaves in U.S. society
    B. Development of working communities and labor organizing
    C. Cultural self-awareness and self-determination
    D. Emergence of Puerto Rican and Chicanx economic and political rights
III. Latinx Migration
    A. U.S. intervention in Latin America
    B. Cuban Revolution and its influence on militant Chicanx
    C. U.S. appropriation of land, removal, and displacement of Latinx people
    D. Latinx migration and enclave formation
    E. Cultural expressions and Latinx integration into U.S. society
IV. Chicanx and Latinx Resistance/U.S. Violence
    A. Systemic racist attacks against Chicanx and Latinx communities
    B. Community organizing, labor demands, voting rights, equality in education
    C. Formation of political organizations and legal protection
V. Civil Rights Movement
    A. Economic, political, cultural, and social demands
    B. Chicana and Latina awareness and self-determination
    C. Demands for immigration reform
    D. Demands for equal education
    E. Establishment of Ethnic Studies Departments in U.S. universities
VI. Chicanx and Latinx Contemporary Issues
    A. Multiethnic and multicultural Latinx expressions
    B. Central American migration and mass incarceration at the border
    C. Renewed demands for immigration reform: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Dream Act
    D. Lack of equity in education and employment
    E. Explorations of gender identity

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1. Reading and written analysis of assigned primary texts (30-50 pgs. per week).
2. Examinations, such as quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exam.
3. 3-5 written essays (each essay is 500 words each) requiring students to analyze representative works.
4. Optional participation in cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and field trips.
5. Optional creative projects (e.g. debates, visual journals).
6. 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
50 - 90%
Written homework, and/or 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
10 - 30%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 30%
Field trips, activities, creative projects (debates. visual journals)

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir. Hernandez Daisy. Beacon Press. 2015 (Classic)
A Dream Called Home. Grande, Reyna. Washington Square Press. 2018
Afro-Latino Voices: Narrative from the Early Modern Ibero Atlantic World-1550-1812. Garofalo J., Leo and McKnight, Kathryn Joy. Hackett. 2009 (Classic)
Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Anzaldúa, Gloria. Aunt Lute Books. 2012 (Classic)
Children of the Land. Hernandez Castillo, Marcelo. Harpers Collins Publishers. 2020
Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from Colonial to Present Era. Vargas. Zaragoza. Oxford University. Press. 2016
Education in the New Latino Diaspora. Hamann, Edmund, Murillo G., Enrique, Wortham, Stanton. Praeger. 2001 (Classic)
Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity. Ramos, Paola. Penguin Random House. 2020
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. Gonzalez, Juan. Penguin Books. 2011 (Classic)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent. Alvarez, Julia. Algonquin Books of Chapel. 2010 (Classic)
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Sánchez, Erika. Ember. 2019
In the Country We Love. Burford, Michelle. Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio. 2016
Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism. Gomez E. Laura. The New Press. 2020
Latinx Immigrants: Transcending Acculturation and Xenophobia. Arredondo, Patricia. Springer International Publishing. 2018
Occupied America: A History of Chicanos. Pearson. 2014 (Classic)
Sentipensante Pedagogy. Rendon, Laura. Stylus Publishing. 2014 (Classic)
The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Flores, Juan and Roman Jimenez, Miriam, Editors. Duke University Press. 2012 (Classic)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Díaz, Junot. Riverhead Books. 2008 (Classic)
The Distance Between Us. Grande, Reyna. Washington Square Press. 2018
When I Was Puerto Rican. Santiago, Esmeralda. De Capo Press. 2006 (Classic)
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed. Fennell, J. Saraciela, Editor. About Macmillan. 2021
Massacre of the Dreamers, Castillo, Ana. New Mexico Press. 2014 (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
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 Area department:ETHSTEthnic Studies
 Division:79Behavioral Science and Social Sciences
 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:4907Ethnic Studies
Disciplines:Ethnic Studies
 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:N
 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:2205.00History
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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