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HIST 354. Mexican-Americans

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: Spanish and Indian backgrounds in Mexico; primary emphasis upon Mexican-Americans in the U.S. since 1848.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, through discussion and written argument, evaluate the historic, geographic, cultural, social, political and economic development of the Mexican-American (Chicana/o) people from their roots in greater Mexico before European contact, through the forging of a mestizo culture in New Spain and Mexico, and through multiple waves of annexation and immigration into, and migration within the United States of America.
2. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, compare the developments of the different waves and sociocultural groups of Mexican-Americans over time, and highlight change over time through discussion and written argument.
3. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, analyze historical study and inquiry through critical reading of secondary sources, primary documents (in English translation where necessary), discussion, and written argument about historical perspectives and historical questions.






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