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CHST 146 - The Mexican American in the History of the United States

Unit(s): 3.0

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.

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