Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
This course is a survey of the history of the Mexican/Mexican-American people in the United States presented in the context of U.S. history and government. The course begins with a discussion of the Mexican-American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and goes on to examine the Mexican-American struggle for full integration into U.S. society. Key topics include repatriation, unionism, Mexican-American soldiers on the Pacific and European war front, postwar struggles for economic and social justice, and radicalism. It concludes with an examination of the dramatic growth of the Mexican/Mexican-American population in the United States. Students interested in this course may include individuals with familial or personal connections to the Chicana/o/x (Mexican-American) community and/or those intending to work in environments with high concentrations of this population.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921