History of Chicano Peoples

Description: (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M159A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Survey lecture course on historical development of Mexican (Chicano) community and people of Mexican descent (Indio-Mestizo-Mulato) north of Rio through 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, with special focus on labor and politics. Provides integrated understanding of change over time in Mexican community by inquiry into major formative historical forces affecting community. Social structure, economy, labor, culture, political organization, conflict, and international relations. Emphasis on social forces, class analysis, social, economic, and labor conflict, ideas, domination, and resistance. Developments related to historical events of significance occurring both in U.S. and Mexico. Lectures, special presentations, reading assignments, written examinations, library and field research, and submission of paper. P/NP or letter grading.

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Fall 2015 - This class was a disappointment and a waste of my time, I suggest you don't subject yourself to this like I did. If you want to see what his lectures are like. look up his name and watch his lecture at the "Chicano Youth Leadership Conference" in 2006 on YouTube. His lecture begins at 41:40. He is much more animated in this video and has a microphone, but apart from that, it is a very accurate experience. In class, he mumbles and speaks so softly that, even in the front row, he is next to inaudible since he refuses to use a microphone. If you ask a question, not only does he not answer, he actively tries to make you look like an idiot for not understanding. He slips into speaking spanish while he is lecturing, but when you ask what it means, he will give an arrogant reply of "you should learn spanish." He complains about the disrespect of tardiness, then will show up 10 minutes late and lecture until 15-20 minutes over his allotted class time, so don't schedule anything too closely. His list of "suggested books" are 180 (and most of them are textbooks). The required books are not relevant to either of his 2 tests (where your grade lies). His final was 26 pages on 5 types of research and identification (of terms and people covered in the "optional" books). it was assigned on Thursday and was due at 8:00 am Monday morning of Finals week. In other words, it prevented the class from studying for finals in other classes because of the sheer amount of writing that needed to be accomplished in 4 days. Do not take this professor. Take any other class on our fantastic campus. Do not waste your time with this one.
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