Maricopa Community Colleges  CCS101   19986-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 5-26-1998

CCS101 1998 Fall 2008 Spring

LEC 3.0 Credit(s) 3.0 Period(s) 3.0 Load Acad

Chicana and Chicano Studies

Introduction to the wealth and diversity of Chicana and Chicano Studies research from a variety of disciplinary perspectives through the use of a series of historical and social scientific studies, novels, testimonios, and films.

Prerequisites: ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:

 

CCS101 1998 Fall 2008 Spring

Chicana and Chicano Studies

 

1.

Describe and analyze pre-colonial Mesoamerican civilization and the concept of Aztlan. (I)

2.

Describe and analyze European movement to Mesoamerica. (II, III)

3.

Describe and analyze the process of the conquest of Mesoamerica and the present US Southwest. (III, IV)

4.

Describe and analyze the process of colonization of the Mesoamerica and the present US Southwest. (III, IV)

5.

Describe and analyze the causes and outcome of the US conquest of Northern Mexico. (IV)

6.

Describe and analyze the consequences of the US conquest to former Mexican citizens of the present US Southwest. (IV)

7.

Describe and analyze the causes and consequences of Mexican immigration into the US. (V)

8.

Describe and analyze the evolution of Chicana/o social, economic, political, and ideological struggles. (V)

9.

Describe and analyze the causes and effects of the Chicano Movement. (I, VI)

10.

Describe and analyze the Chicana reality and political struggles. (VII)

11.

Describe and analyze the causes and effects of urban alienation. (VIII)

12.

Describe the contemporary Chicana/o condition and the potential for change. (IX)

13.

Prepare and present written and/or oral presentations on selected topics. (I-IX)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:

 

CCS101 1998 Fall 2008 Spring

Chicana and Chicano Studies

 

I. Civilization of Mesoamerica

A. Pre-Colonial Mexico

1. The sacred world

2. Politics and empire

B. Concept of Aztlan

II. Iberian Civilization

A. The Christian, Moslem, and Jewish influences

1. Religious

2. Cultural

3. Philosophical

B. The Reconquista

C. The Roman Catholic church

D. The medieval concept of sovereignty

III. Colonization of Mexico

A. Hernan Cortes, Malinten, Cuauhtemoc, and Bartolome de las Casas

1. Conquest

a. Sex and language

b. Resistance

2. Genocide

3. Religion

B. Mestizaje

1. Racial

a. Purity

b. Mixture

c. Identity

2. Syncretism

a. Cultural

b. Religious

IV. Transition to the US Southwest

A. Northern Mexican frontier

B. American Conquest

1. Manifest destiny

2. "Greasers"

3. The Mexican Cession

C. Dispossession and criminalization of Chicanos

1. Formation of the US/Mexico border

2. Social banditry

D. Economic transformation

V. Immigration and Social and Economic Stratification

A. The Porfiriato

B. Expansion of American capitalization and industrialization

C. Mexican Revolution of 1910 D Immigration fears

1. Debates

2. Criminalization

E. Chicano and Mexicano resistance

VI. The Chicano Movement

A. Politics

B. Students

C. Gender

D. Cultural nationalism

1. Struggle for identity

2. Aztlan

VII. Chicanas and the Political Struggle

A. Oppression

1. Race

2. Gender

B. Resistance

VIII. Urban Alienation

A. Gangs

B. Racism

C. Violence

IX. Contemporary Aztlan and Change

A. Decolonization

B. Hybridity

C. Sexuality

 

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