The Mexican American in the History of the United States-ii course Description



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Chicano Studies 8 Office: FL-119A

Fall 2015 Phone: (818) 947-2385

Professor Pete Lopez-A Office Hrs: Mon. thru Thur. 7:30am-8am lopezpj@lavc.edu 12:45am & 1:30pm. or by appt.

The Mexican American in the History of the United States-II

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce the student to the history of Chicanos Mexican-Americans and their collective socio-historical experience of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Course study will focus on the socio-historical, political, economic and cultural development, participation and contributions made by Chicanos/ Mexican Americans in American society.


Student Learning Outcomes:

Describe and analyze, using a critical historical viewpoint, how struggles around social, economic, and political forces have shaped the traditional and contemporary Chicano Diaspora.



Services for students with Disabilities Statement

If you are a student with a disability requiring classroom accommodations and have not contacted SSD, do so in a timely manner located in the Student Services Annex, Room 175 or call at (818) 947-2681 or TTD (818) 947-2680 to meet with a SSD counselor. If SSD has already sent memo to instructor confirming accommodations required by student for this class, please meet with me to discuss arrangements.

 

Required Texts:

Acuna Occupied America: A History of Chicanos

Orozco Republican Protestantism In Aztlan:The Encounter Between Mexicanism and Anglo-

Saxon Secular Humanism In The United States Southwest

Course Requirements:

Midterm Exam 50 pts.

Final Exam 50 pts.

Research Project + 50 pts.

150 pts.

Grading scale percentages:

A+ A A-______________

150-147 pts.(100-98%) 146-141pts.(97-94%) 140-135pts.(93-90%)


B+ B B-_______________

134-132 pts.(89-88%) 131-125pts.(87-83%) 124-120 pts.(82-80%)


C+ C C-_______________

119-117pts.(79-78%) 116-110 pts.(77-73%) 109-105pts.(72-70%)


D+ D D-______________

104=102 pts. 101-95pts.(67-63%) 94-90 pts. (62-60%)


F________________

89-0pts.(59%-below)



"Failing to prepare is the same as preparing to fail"-John Wooden

Caveat: p.2

Excessive absenteeism will affect your grade adversely. Four or more absences constitutes poor attendance one full month of missed instruction. Students are required to attend class on a regular and consistent basis. Students can be dropped from class at my discretion for poor attendance and/or excessive tardiness. Success in this class depends on completing the required reading assignments and on being prepared to participate in class discussions. Make-up exams not permitted. All of the above will be factored into your final grade. No incomplete grades issued except under the most of extenuating circumstances. Turn off cell phones before class. Laptops allowed for recording class lectures/ notetaking only must be turned off during the viewing of dvd/video documentaries. Please refer to the college catalogue for policies regarding issues of academic dishonesty and student code of conduct.


Course Outline:

Week 1 Introduction to course, framework of analysis, impact of the Enlightenment on the U.S.,

the American Revolution, U.S. Constitution & the Bill of Rights, Begin: Orozco-Ch. 3-

The Origins of Republican Protestantism, Acuna- Ch.1 Legacy of Hate: The Conquest &

Colonization of Mexico's Northwest

Week 2 Acuna-Ch. 2 Remember the Alamo: The Colonization of Texas

Orozco-Ch. 4 Republican Protestantism and the Making of Manifest Destiny


Week 3 Orozco-Ch.5 The Protestant Struggle to Found the New Israel in Aztlan

Acuna - Ch.3 Freedom in a Cage: The Colonization of New Mexico

Week 4 Orozco-Ch. 6 Neo-Republican Protestantism and the Mexican Ethos: 1870-1910

Acuna-Ch. 4 Sonora Invaded: The Occupancy of Arizona

Week 5 Acuna Ch. 5 California Lost: America for Euroamericans

Orozco Ch. 7 Denominational Protestant Proselytism & the Catholic Church Response

Acuna Ch. 6 Immigration, Labor and Generational Change


Week 6 Acuna-Ch.7 The Roaring Twenties: The Americanization of the Mexican Acuna-Ch.8 Mexican American Communities in the Making: The Depression Years.


Week 7 Orozco-Ch. 8 Snare and Delusion: The Era of Mexican Americanization

Acuna-Ch.9 World War II: The Betrayal of Promises

Week 8 Midterm



"The historical is the political the political is the personal and the personal is the sacred"-David Abalos

Course Outline: p.3

Week 9 Acuna-Ch.10 World War II: The Betrayal of Promises

Week 10 Acuna-Ch. 11 "Happy Days": Chicano Communities Under Siege

Week 11 Acuna-Ch. 11 (cont.) "Happy Days": Chicano Communities Under Siege


Week 12 Orozco-Ch. 9 Neo-Chicanismo-Mi Raza Primero

Acuna- Ch. 12 Goodbye America: The Chicanos in the 1960s

Week 13 Orozco-Ch. 9 Neo-Chicanismo-Mi Raza Primero

Acuna-Ch. 13 Goodbye America: The Chicanos in the 1960s

Week 14 Orozco-Ch. 9 Neo-Chicanismo-Mi Raza Primero

Acuna-Ch. 12 Goodbye America: The Chicanos in the 1960s

Week 15 Orozco-Ch. 9 Neo-Chicanismo-Mi Raza Primero

Acuna- Ch. 12 Goodbye America: The Chicanos in the 1960s

Research Project Due!

Week 16 Final Exam Week

"Self-knowledge is the indispensable prelude to self-control; and self-knowledge, for nation as well as an individual, begins with history"

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.



Suggested Readings: p.4

Love Mission of Our Nation

Montejano Anglos and Mexicans In The Making of Texas

Weber The Mexican Frontier 1821-46: The American Southwest Under Mexico

Brack Mexico Views Manifest Destiny 1821-184: An Essay on the Origins of the Mexican War

Horsman Race and Manifest Destiny: The Origins of American Racial Anglo-Saxonism

Gomez Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race

Price Origins of the War with Mexico: The Polk -Stockton Intrigue

Vasquez The United States and Mexico

Castillo The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict

MacLean Legends of the California Bandidos

Thompson Vaqueros In Blue and Gray

Thompson Sabers On the Rio Grande

Pitt The Decline of the Californios

Monroy Thrown Among Strangers

Gilley The Mexican Revolution

Tuchman The Zimmermann Telegram

Balderrama Decade of Betrayal

Ruiz Cannery Women Cannery Lives

Sanchez Becoming Mexican American: Zoot Suits, Race and Riot in Wartime L.A.

Rodriguez Mexican Americans and WWII

Galbadon American Betrayed: Did Four Thousand Marines Die In Vain

Zinn On War

Pagan Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon

Mazon The Zoot-Suit Riots: The Psychology of Symbolic Annihilation

Douglass JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters

Orozco Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence

Halberstam The Best and the Brightest

Alvarez Chained Eagle

Trujillo Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam

Pycior LBJ & Mexican Americans: The Paradox of Power

Vigil Crusade For Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government’s War on Dissent

Garcia Blowout: Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle For Educational Justice

Valencia Chicano Students and the Courts: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality

Martinez 500 Years of Chicana Women's History

Garcia Chicanismo: The Forging of Militant Ethos

Gutierrez The Making of a Chicano Militant

Lopez-Tijerina They Called Me King Tiger

Sanchez Expedition Through Aztlan

Medina Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Cruz Catolicos Por La Raza

Zinn A People's History of the United States

Griffin The New Pearl Harbor

Halberstam War In a Time of Peace

Fuller Critical Path

"If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all----except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security, as well as our liberty."

John F. Kennedy

October 29, 1960

Chicano Studies 8 p. 5



Instructions/Guidelines for local historical site visit- Field Research Project

Your research assignment is designed to permit you the opportunity to visually experience

Chicano history through visitation of this specific museum exhibit no exceptions.
Please make arrangements to visit the following exhibit below for your research paper.

LA Starts Here!



The story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles»
LA Plaza DE Culturas Y Artes

lapca.org

(213) 542-6200



501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA

After you visit exhibit submit a 5 page report including documentation verifying visit which concentrates on how this exhibit serves to broaden your understanding of Chicano history gained in Chicano Studies 8.
1. Please include in your paper the focus, theme or purpose of the historical site visited.
2. Explain what you learned about Chicano history from this field research assignment.
3. Describe any evidence that portrays the social, political, economic, and/or cultural factors in l history.
4. Conclusion: a personal reflection- introspection based on your own ideas, thoughts and words on the

merits of this type of research project.


Standard Format: must include the following:

  • Front cover page (name, class # with section # & date)

  • 5 page minimum more accepted

  • typed only or word-processed only (12 point font)

  • double-spaced with one inch margins

  • black or blue ink only on standard white paper

If research paper is less than five full pages of "narrative" writing full credit will not be assigned.



Research Project due on the 15th week. No late papers accepted!

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LA Plaza is open noon to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday and noon to 6 pm Friday through Sunday.  Closed Tuesdays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4 (Independence Day), Labor Day (Sept 2), Columbus Day, Veterans Days, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving (Nov.29) Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Year's Day.


Admission





Adults

FREE

Seniors, College Students, and Military (with ID)

FREE

Children 5 and up

FREE

Members and Children under 5

FREE

 

www.metrolinktrains.com

 

Driving Directions: We are freeway close, next to the 101 Freeway. We are located across from the Pico House which is at the southern end of Olvera Street in the El Pueblo district.

 

Click here for driving directions and parking lot information


Parking


Ample parking is available in public lots in the surrounding area. Parking rates vary. LA Plaza will partially validate parking for Members (rates vary) at the lot located at Arcadia and Spring Streets (171 Arcadia Street, entrance on Arcadia) and County Parking Lot 15 (527 N. Spring Street at Cesar Chavez Boulevard, entrance on Spring).

Accessibility


LA Plaza is fully accessible.

LA Plaza is open noon to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday and noon to 6 pm Friday through Sunday.  Closed Tuesdays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4 (Independence Day), Labor Day (Sept 2), Columbus Day, Veterans Days, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving (Nov.29) Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Year's Day.


Admission





Adults

FREE

Seniors, College Students, and Military (with ID)

FREE

Children 5 and up

FREE

Members and Children under 5

FREE

 

www.metrolinktrains.com

 

Driving Directions: We are freeway close, next to the 101 Freeway. We are located across from the Pico House which is at the southern end of Olvera Street in the El Pueblo district.

 
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