- Course Number:
- CHLA 201
- Course Title:
- Intro Chicano/Latino Studies 1
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Course DescriptionIntroduces 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:
- 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.
- Recognize the historical contributions of key Chicano/Latino peoples in order to appreciate and evaluate Chicano/Latino diversity.
- 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;
- 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
- New Mexico
- California found and lost
- Mexican-American War
- 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.