SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 1:04:10 AMHIST 8.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 8.1Title:  HIST AMERICANS PRE 1880  
Full Title:  History of the Americas to 1880
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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Development of the Western Hemisphere during colonial times with emphasis on Latin America:  pre-Columbian setting, European backgrounds, exploration and discovery, colonial institutions and revolutionary era.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development of the Western Hemisphere during colonial times with emphasis on Latin America:  pre-Columbian setting, European backgrounds, exploration and discovery, colonial institutions and revolutionary era.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Relate lecture materials, audio-visual presentations and textual
   readings into a coherent base for study of history.
2.  Recognize that history is not dogma; that it is a process of
   interaction between factual sources and those who interpret them.
3.  Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in a series
   of objective tests, written examinations, and critical papers
   that probe Latin America's past.
4.  Apply historical learning to in-class discussions of past
   controversies and contemporary concerns.
5.  Integrate geographic knowledge with historical study--the human
   story moves through both space and time.
6.  Identify and employ atypical and non-traditional source materials
   such as fiction, music, cinema and sport to study Latin American
   popular culture.
7.  Examine the contributions of women, racial and ethnic
   minorities, and other underrepresented groups to the formulation
   of Latin American ideals and institutions.
8.  Question their own values and popular myths, as well as
   conventional historical analysis.
9.  Synthesize the ideas of past and current historians and (from
   this synthesis) develop their own means of addressing fundamental
   historical questions of causation and consequence.
10. Debate the claim that the heritage and institutions of the Latin
   American countries are to some degree unique and explore the
   causational rationale that underwrites this alleged uniqueness.
11. Recognize that informational and interpretive knowledge of the
   Western Hemisphere nation's history can be programatically employed
   in everyday life as an individual and as a citizen.

Topics and Scope
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I.    New World Civilizations
     A.  Pre-Colonial America:  A Survey of the Three Major
         Indian Cultures
     B.  Aztec
     C.  Maya
     D.  Inca
II.   The Colonial Foundations, 1492-1880s
     A.  The European Context
     B.  Spanish America:  From Conquest to Colony, 1492-1600
     C.  Spanish America:  The Transformation of Colonial Society,
         1600-1750
     D.  Portugese America:  A Different World?
     E.  Colonial Economies
     F.  The Church
     G.  Social Stratification
III.  The Roots of Independence:  18th Century Reform
     A.  The Colonial Response
     B.  Achieving Independence
         i.   Mexico - Hidalgo, Morelos, Irurbide
         ii.  Northern South America - Bolivar and Sucre
         iii. Southern South America - O'Higgins, and San Martin
         iv.  The Brazilian Path to Independence
IV.   The Pull of the International Economy, 1850-1880s
     A.  The Dependency Paradigm
     B.  The Development Paradigm

Assignments:
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1.  Regular attendance and extensive notetaking in class is expected
   and assumed.
2.  Read and study appropriate chapters in text and anthologies.
3.  Reaction, analytical, or research papers which will show topics
   covered and critial comparison.
4.  Participate in discussions as directed by the instructor.
5.  Prepare for scheduled quizzes.
6.  Prepare for extensive in-class mid-term and final essay examinations.
7.  Written homework as directed by the instructor.

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
20 - 40%
Written homework, Reaction, analytical, 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
30 - 60%
Quizzes, Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Blackburn, Robin. THE MAKING OF NEW WORLD SLAVERY:  FROM THE BAROQUE TO,
  THE MODERN, 1492-1800. New York:  Verso, 1997.
THE OVERTHROW OF COLONIAL SLAVERY:  1776-1848. New York:  Verso, 1988.
Boyer, Richard, and Geoffrey Spruling, eds. COLONIAL LIVES:  DOCUMENTS
  ON LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1550-1850. New York:  Oxford University
  Press, 2000.
Burkholder, Mark, and Lyman Johnson. COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA, 4th ed.,
  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.
Collier, Simon. THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATIN AMERICAN AND THE
  CARRIBBEAN, New York:  Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Diamond, Jared. GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL:  THE FATES OF HUMAN SOCIETIES,
  New York:  Norton, 1997.
Guy, Donna, and Thomas Sheridan, eds. CONTESTED GROUND:  COMPARATIVE
  FRONTIERS ON THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN EDGES OF THE SPANISH EMPIRE,
  Tuscon, AZ:  University of Arizona Press, 1998.
Knight, Alan. "The Peculiarities of Mexican History:  Mexico Compared to
  Latin America, 1821-1992." JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
  Quincentenary Supplement (1992):  99-144.
Martinez-Alier, Joan, "Ecology and the Poor:  A Neglected Dimension of
  Latin American History." JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 23
  (OCTOBER 1991) 621-639.
STERN STEVE. "Paradigms of Conquest:  History, Historiography, and
  Politics."  JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, Quincentenary
  Supplement (1992):  1-34.

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