Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

  • ENGL 2351. MEXICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3-0-3)
    A survey of Mexican American/Chicanx literature from Mesoamerica to the present. Students will study literary works of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and memoirs in relation to their historical, linguistic, political, regional, gendered, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors, literary movements, and media forms. Topics and themes may include the literary performance of identity and culture, aesthetic mediation of racialization, struggle and protest, and artistic activism. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M0. 05.0203.5525
  • GOVT 2311. MEXICAN AMERICAN AND LATINX POLITICS (3-0-3)
    The study of Mexican American and Latinx politics within the American political experience. Topics include historical, cultural, socioeconomic, and constitutional issues that pertain to the study of Mexican Americans and other Latinx populations in the United States. Other topics such as political participation, governmental institutions, electoral politics, political representation, demographic trends, and other contemporary public policy debates will also be addressed. Students who have taken a government course at another college or university should contact an advisor or the Department of Social Sciences before enrolling in a Del Mar College government course. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1. 05.0203
  • HIST 2327. MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I (TO THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO WAR ERA) (3-0-3)
    A survey of the economic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Mexican Americans/Chicanx. Periods include early indigenous societies, conflict and conquest, early European colonization and empires, New Spain, early revolutionary period, Mexican independence and nation building, United States expansion to the United States Mexico War Era. Themes to be addressed are mestizaje and racial formation in the early empire, rise and fall of native and African slavery, relationship to early global economies, development of New Spain's/Mexico's northern frontier, gender and power, missions, resistance and rebellion, emergence of Mexican identities, California mission secularization, Texas independence, United States' wars with Mexico, and the making of borders and borderlands. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1. 05.0203
  • HIST 2328. MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II (FROM THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO WAR ERA) (3-0-3)
    A survey of the economic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Mexican Americans/Chicanx. Periods include the United States-Mexico War Era, incorporation of Northern Mexico into the United States, Porfirian Mexico, and the nineteenth century American West, 1910 Mexican Revolution and Progressive Era, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, Civil Rights Era, Conservative Ascendancy, the age of NAFTA and turn of the 21st Century developments. Themes to be addressed are the making of borders and borderlands, impact of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, gender and power, migration and national identities, citizenship and expulsion, nineteenth century activism and displacement, industrialization and the making of a transnational Mexican working class, urbanization and community formation, emergence of a Mexican American Generation, war and citizenship, organized advocacy and activism, Chicano Movement, changing identifications and identities, trade and terrorism. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1. 05.0203
  • HUMA 1305. Introduction to Mexican-American Studies (3-0-3) 05.0203.5125
    Introduction to the field of Mexican-American/Chicano/a Studies investigates the field from its inception to the present. This interdisciplinary survey is designed to introduce students to the salient culture, economic, educational, historical, political, and social aspects of the Mexican-American/Chicano/a experience. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1.
  • HUMA 1311. MEXICAN AMERICAN FINE ARTS APPRECIATION (3-0-3)
    This course is an exploration of the purposes and processes in the visual and performing arts (such as music, painting, drama and dance) and the ways in which they express the values of the Mexican American/Chicano/a experience. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1. 50.0703

The Mexican American Studies Associate in Arts degree requires completion of one Spanish course. Choose from the following:

  • SPAN 1300. BEGINNING SPANISH CONVERSATION I (3-0-3)
    Designed to build students' speaking and listening skills for practical, everyday use and for using Spanish for basic communication on the job. Hispanic culture emphasized. Specializations in Allied Health, law enforcement and everyday use. Assessment Levels: R1, E1, M1. 16.0905
  • SPAN 1411. BEGINNING SPANISH I (3-2-4)
    Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, including basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and culture within a Hispanic cultural framework. Emphasis on developing speaking skills. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1. 16.0905
  • SPAN 1412. BEGINNING SPANISH II (3-2-4)
    Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition and culture. Prerequisites: SPAN 1411 or satisfactory score on departmental oral proficiency test. assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1. 16.0905
  • SPAN 2311. Intermediate Spanish I (3-0-3) 1609055213
    Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, emphasizing conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition and culture within a Hispanic cultural framework. Prerequisites: SPAN 1411 and 1412, satisfactory score on Del Mar College Spanish placement test, or permission of instructor. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1.
  • SPAN 2312. Intermediate Spanish II (3-0-3) 1609055213
    Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition and cultural framework. Prerequisite: SPAN 2311 or satisfactory score on departmental oral proficiency test. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1.

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