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Chicano Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

2 THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course will attempt to introduce the student to the major characteristics of this third largest minority group in the United States and largest in the Southwest. Special attention will be given to the social, cultural, economic and political elements which differentiate the Mexican-American from other groups in American society. Acceptable for credit: CSUN: Chicano Studies 100.

7 THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC: CSU 3 UNITS
Same as History 43
Traces the historical evolution of the Mexican and his institutions to 1850 and surveys contributions of the Mexican-American to the United States with particular emphasis on the Southwest.

8 THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Same as History 44. This course treats the experience of the Mexicano/Chicano/ Hispanic civilization from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the pre-sent. The course focuses on the conflicts between U.S. Anglo-Saxon Society and the Mexicano/ Chicano/Hispanic society, including political, economic and social institutions and social and cultural philosophical foundations.

19 HISTORY OF MEXICO
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This survey course covers the span of Mexican history.Topics include Indian civilizations, the Spanish period, the Independence movement, the turmoil of the nineteenth century, the 1910 Revolution, the post-revolution period, and a review of trends in contemporary Mexico.

20 THE MEXICAN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course surveys the political, economic, social and intellectual history of the Pacific Coast from the Pre-Columbian Era, the Spanish Era, the Mexican Years and lastly, the Anglo presence, with special emphasis on California.

37 CHICANO LITERATURE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
An analysis of the literary, social, and historical aspects of essay, novel, drama, short story and poetry written by Mexican Americans, revealing the progression of culture in America as interpreted by Mexican American writers who seek to define themselves and other Americans.

42 CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN LITERATURE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This is a survey course designed to review the major literary trends in Mexico. The period of Conquest and Exploration, Colonial Times involving the Baroque and the Neoclasic,the XIX Century involving Romanticism, Realism, Symbolism and Naturalism and the XX Century Contemporary movements. Acceptable for credit: CSUN: Chicano Studies 201.

44 MEXICAN CIVILIZATION
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course is a broad survey of Mexican civilization and culture. Through classroom discussions and group project presentations, we will be covering the periods of pre-historic expansion of Mesoamerica, Pre-columbian Mexican Civilization, the Spanish conquest, the Colonial period, and Mexico in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

46 CHICANO AND MEXICAN FOLKLORE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course is an introduction to conventional studies of folklore. The various folklore genres: myths, legends, folktales, folk medicine, folk speech, and related topics are evaluated, analyzed in the context of historical and contemporary issues.

47 MEXICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
The social-historical development of the Mexican American woman. Analyzes the forces and problems which have contributed to defining her role in Mexican American culture and as an integral part of society, as well as the role she has played in the development of our society. There will be discussions concerning future alternatives for a new role for her in America.

52 MEXICAN ART – MODERN
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
A survey of the art of Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present, including the renaissance of indigenous Mexican art, the evolution of a Mexican-American art, and the cultural interplay between the United States and Mexico.

54 MEXICAN-AMERICAN ARTS IN AMERICAN CULTURE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course focuses on Mexican and Mexican-American arts, literature and music. Particular emphasis is given to the identification and the discussion of their contributions to the contemporary culture of the United States.

58 LATIN-AMERICAN DANCE CULTURES
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This class focuses on Latin-American folk dance appreciation, studying dance as culture, how each region manifests its traditions, history,and lifestyles through movement. Students explore and analyze fold dances and how they reflect the worldview of people who practice them.

71 THE CHICANO IN LOS ANGELES
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The course surveys the role of the Chicano in Los Angeles in relation to political,economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history from the Native American era,the colonial era,the Mexican years and lastly the European presence. Emphasis is placed on events in the twentieth century.

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