PCC/ CCOG / CHLA

Course Content and Outcome Guide for CHLA 201

Course Number:
CHLA 201
Course Title:
Intro Chicano/Latino Studies 1
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces Chicano/Latino history in the United States beginning with Spanish colonization and continuing with the Mexican-American War and the migration of Chicanos/Latinos. Covers the events that shaped the Chicano/Latino experience, such as the Bracero Program, the Chicano Movement, and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is transferable to a four-year institution and is applicable toward an Associate Degree; fulfills Diversity requirement.
Prerequisites - None.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of key events that shaped the history of Chicano/Latino peoples and use critical thinking in order to evaluate historical events and their impact on Chicano/Latino peoples.
  2. Recognize the historical contributions of key Chicano/Latino peoples in order to appreciate and evaluate Chicano/Latino diversity.
  3. Employ an understanding of the history of Chicano/Latino cultures as a guide to interact with Chicano/Latino peoples in personal and professional environments.

Course Activities and Design

This course will be presented by means of lecture, discussion, and demonstrations. Students€™ grades will be determined from a combination of attendance and participation, examinations and quizzes, and projects and service learning.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation of students€™ performance will include a combination of assessments such as:

  • Class discussion and participation;
  • Written assignments;
  • Quizzes;
  • Examinations;
  • Individual and/or group projects;
  • Service learning;
  • Reading journal;
  • Attendance at assigned films, plays, and/or presentations by speakers.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Spanish Colonization
  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • California found and lost
  • Mexican-American War
  • Repatriation
  • Bracero Program
  • War on Poverty
  • The Chicano Movement
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America
  • Recent in-migration of Central and South Americans
  • The New Hispanics


Competencies and Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and describe major events that shaped the history of Chicano/Latino peoples in the United States;
  • Assess the impact of events on the history of Chicano/Latino peoples as residents and citizens in the United States;
  • Identify and describe the major components that distinguished key events in Chicano/Latino history in the United States;
  • Identify the themes, issues, and contexts that crosscut key events in Chicano/Latino history and assess their relative importance in shaping the Chicano/Latino experience in the United States;
  • Write and present a short research paper on an issue within the history of Chicano/Latino peoples in the United States;
  • Use appropriate terminology to accurately describe the development of the Chicano/Latino experience in the United States;
  • Identify key historical issues that apply today and assess their impact.