Surveys the political position and activities of Mexican-American peoples in the United States from two perspectives: (1) Chicanos as objects of the political process of U.S. life, (2) contributions of the Chicano people to U.S. politics.
This course will address the important issues of Chicano/a politics. These issues include Native American identity, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Vietnam War, third party politics, Chicana rights, the student protest movement and post-1960s issues. Politics will be analyzed in the cities with large Mexican American populations like San Antonio, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Student learning goals
group participation skills
creative campaign thinking
legislative aspects of ethnic politics
General method of instruction
Lecture, class and group discussion
Knowledge of Chicano/a history/politics, the Mexican American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Class assignments and grading
Midterm(20%) Final(20%) Paper(30%) Participation/Homework (30%)
Facts and analysis