Chicano Studies (CHIC)



110A Introduction to Chicano Studies - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an introductory survey of the field of Chicano Studies and the factors that influence the Chicano culture. Emphasis is placed on the historical development of the Chicano people including their Mesoamerican roots, cultural identification, political activities, and their contemporary roles and influence in United States culture, society and economy. This course is designed for students majoring in Chicano Studies and/or Social Sciences and can be used for transfer General Education. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

110B Introduction to Chicano Studies - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. This course is a survey of the field of Chicano Studies and the historical and contemporary factors that influence Chicano society. Emphasis is placed on the Chicana/o experience in the United States through an analysis of the social, political, and economic factors that impact and shape the Chicana/o community. This course is designed all students interested in Chicano Studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

130 Mexican Literature in Translation - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
A survey of Mexican literature in translation, introducing students to authors of the novel, short story poem, essay, and folklore. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

135 Chicana/o Literature- 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory:English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5.
This course is a survey of Chicano and Chicana culture which examines language, literature and oral expression in historical and thematic context. Emphasis is placed on understanding and interpreting the cultural, ethnic, social and political dynamics that inform and influence literary, theoretical, performance and visual texts as they articulate the Chicano/a perspective. This course is designed for Chicano Studies majors and anyone interested in literature. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
A survey of the novels, short stories, poetry and major Latin American writers, from the end of the Colonial Period to the present. Emphasis will be given to major contemporary authors reflecting the universality of Mestizo (Raza) masterpieces. This course is for all students with an interest in the study of Latin American literature. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a survey of early American history from the Mexican/Chicano perspective. Emphasis is placed on the period of discovery to the period of Reconstruction with emphasis on the evolution, influence, and experience of the Chicano. Students analyze Chicano contributions to the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the United States. This course is intended for all students interested in history, ethnic studies, or other social sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: History (HIST) 109-110, 141-142, 150-151, Black Studies (BLAS) 140A-140B, and/or Chicano Studies (CHIC) 141A-141B combined: maximum credit, one series.

141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This is a survey course in American history that covers the period of the American acquisition in 1848 of Mexico to the present. Emphasis is placed the role of Chicanos in the development of the United states throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics include slavery in the former Mexican territories, the Native American experience, immigration patterns and constitutional development and government in California. This course is intended for all students interested in history, ethnic studies, or other social issues. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: History (HIST) 109-110, 141-142, 150-151, Black Studies (BLAS) 140A-140B, and/or Chicano Studies (CHIC) 141A-141B combined: maximum credit, one series.

150 History of Mexico - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory:English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This is a survey of Mexican history from the earliest pre-Columbian times to the present. Special emphasis is given to major historical developments from the time of the Spanish Conquest to the Revolution of 1910. In this course special consideration is given to the economic, political, social, and cultural factors which have shaped modern Mexico. This course prepares students for careers dealing with Mexico and/or Mexican culture. This course satisfies an elective requirement for the Associate Degree in Chicano Studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

170 La Chicana - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is the study of the Chicana in American society in historical and sociological perspective. Emphasis is placed on Chicana feminist scholarship and cultural representations, border issues, resistance to patriarchy, and the search for power. This course is designed for all students interested in Chicana and Chicano studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU, UC.

190 Chicano Images in Film - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a critical approach to cinematic images of Chicanos as depicted in selected films. Focus is placed on stereotypical and negative portrayals during early cinema with an examination of the more realistic and complex portraits of more recent times. Film genres, such as early Hollywood features, documentaries and the emerging "Chicano film" are examined. This course is designed for students interested in film studies with a special focus on the Chicano experience in film. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Pre-Columbian Cultures of MesoAmerica - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory:English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an examination of the archaeological, economic, social, political, cultural, and religious systems of MesoAmerica. This course satisfies an elective requirement for the Associate Degree in Chicano Studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

203 Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
A survey of Spanish grammar, understanding and speaking Spanish, with special emphasis on reading and writing Spanish. The Spanish of the Southwest will be studied as an effective and legitimate instrument of communication. Students will read community newspapers as well as Chicano and Mexican writers. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Chicano Studies (CHIC) 203, 204 and Spanish (SPAN) 201, 202 combined: maximum credit, one series.

204 Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory:English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
An advanced review of grammar. Conversational and written Spanish emphasized. Spanish and Chicano literary works will be selected to acquaint the student with the historical background, literature, and culture of the Spanish-speaking people. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Chicano Studies (CHIC) 203, 204 and Spanish (SPAN) 201, 202 combined: maximum credit, one series.

210 Chicano Culture - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. This course is a study of Chicana/o culture in the United States. Emphasis is placed on historical and contemporary representations of Chicana/os through their cultural products, such as music, dance, theatre, literature and film. Students apply Cultural Studies theories to analyze and interpret Chicana/o cultural products. This course is designed for all students interested in Chicana/o culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

290 Independent Study - Independent Study Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration. For students with advanced background in Chicano Studies who wish to study special problems or work on specialized projects. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.