SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 11:48:25 PMHIST 8.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 8.2Title:  HIST AMERICANS POST 1880  
Full Title:  History of the Americas from 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 from revolutionary origins to present time with emphasis on Latin America:  organizing the new nations; political, economic, social and cultural forces; international ties that bind the hemisphere together.  Special attention to contemporary Latin America.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development of Latin America from revolutionary origins to present.
(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
 D4Gender Studies  
 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 time and space.
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 under represented 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 Latin
   America are to some degree unique and explore the causational
   rationale that underwrites this alleged uniqueness.
11. Recognize that informational and interpretive knowledge of Latin
   American history can be programatically employed in everyday
   life as an individual and as a citizen.

Topics and Scope
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I.    The Post Revolutionary Decades
     A.  The Aborted Social Revolution
     B.  The Failure of Liberalism
     C.  The Rise of Caudillos
     D.  Outside Global Impacts--Post-colonialism's Stunting Effects and
         the Burden of Global markets at Independence
II.   Latin America:  The Mid-Nineteenth Century
     A.  The Rise of Oligarchical Government
     B.  Contrast to Other Newly Independent Third World Nations-Then
         and Now
     C.  Initiation of Export-Import Growth, 1880-1900
     D.  Stability Achieved:  Expansion of Import-Export Growth,
         1900-1930
     E.  Neo-Colonialism:  Economic Dependence
III.  The Twentieth Century:  New Options or Old Traps?
     A.  The Breakdown of Oligarchy
     B.  New Ideologies:  Socialism and Communism
     C.  The New Revolutionaries:
         i.  Villa (Mexico)
         ii. Zapata (Mexico)
         iii.Cardenas (Mexico)
         iv. Castro (Cuba)
         v.  Guevara (Cuba)
         vi. Allende (Chile)
         vii.Ortega (Nicaragua)
     D.  Import-Substituting Industrialism, 1930s-1960s.
     E.  The Changing Role of the US in Latin America
         i.  Economic Approaches
         ii. Military Approaches
             a.  Guatemala
             b.  Cuba
             c.  El Salvador
             d.  Nicaragua
     F.  Stagnation in Import-Substituting Growth-1960s to 1990
     G.  The Rise of Modern Totalitarian Regimes
     H.  Women and Minority Interests in Society
     I.  The Growing Illegal Drug trade and Its Effects-1960 to 2002
         i.  Mexico
         ii. Columbia
     J.  The Effects of Globalization
IV.   A Framework for Comparison:  Emphasis on Five National Histories
     A.  Mexico
     B.  Cuba
     C.  El Salvador
     D.  Chile
     E.  Columbia

Assignments:
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1.  Regular attendance and extensive notetaking in class is expected
   and assumed.
2.  Read and study 1 -2 chapters per week in text and anthologies.
3.  Reaction, analytical, or research papers which will show topics
   covered and critical comparison.
4.  Participate in discussions as directed by the instructor.
5.  Prepare for scheduled quizzes and essay exams.
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%
Reading reports, 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%
Multiple choice, Quizzes, Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Attendance & Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Blackburn, Robin.  THE OVERTHROW OF COLONIAL SLAVERY:  1776-1848.
  New York:  Verso, 1988.
Boyer, Richard, Geoffrey Spurling,eds. COLONIAL LIVES:  DOCUMENTS ON LATIN
  AMERICAN HISTORY, 1550-1850.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.
Collier, Simon.  THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATIN AMERICA AND
  CARIBBEAN.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Deere, Carmen Diana,et.al.  EMPOWERING WOMEN:  LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
  IN LATIN AMERICA. Pittsburgh, PA:  University of Pittsburgh Press,
  2001.
Dunkerley, James. POWER IN THE ISTHMUS:  A POLITICAL HISTORY OF MODERN
  CENTRAL AMERICA. New York:  Verso, 1998.
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.
Holdlen, Robert, and Eric Zolov, eds. LATIN AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES:
  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.
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.
Skidmore, Thomas.  TELEVISION, POLITICS, AND THE TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY
  IN LATIN AMERICA. 1993.
Skidmore, Thomas, and Peter Smith.  MODERN LATIN AMERICA. 5th Ed. New
  York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.
Stern, Steve. "Paradigms of Conquest:  History, Historiography, and
  Politics."  JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Quincentenary
  Supplement (1992):  1-34
Thorp, Rosemary.  PROGRESS, POVERTY, AND EXCLUSION:  AN ECONOMIC HISTORY
  OF LATIN AMERICA IN THE 20TH CENTURY. 1998.

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