Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6230N
First Term: 2015 Summer   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 12-13
CIP Code: 05.0203
Occupational Area: Not Applicable

Instructional Council: Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs (72)
Ethnic Studies (92)

GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 25-1062

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Chicana and Chicano Studies explores the unique experiences of the Chicana and Chicano people living in the Southwest. The Certificate provides a study of Mexican-American life in the society of the United States, including Mexican background, social and cultural differences, and experiences of assimilation.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ CCS101 Chicana and Chicano Studies 3
HIS109 Mexican-American History and Culture 3
SPH245 Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest 3
Credits: 9

Program Competencies
1. Conduct an oral history of an elderly Chicana or Chicano and correlate it with the Chicana and Chicano experience. (CCS101)
2. Describe and analyze the causes and nature of United States expansion into the Borderlands of North America. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
3. Describe and analyze development of the borderlands and the role of Chicanas and Chicanos in the process. (CCS101, HIS109)
4. Describe the status, and ramifications, of Chicana and Chicano/Mexican civil, employment, political, and social rights from the time of the arrival of the railroads to the present. (CCS101, HIS109)
5. Describe and analyze the nature and consequences of United States activities and policies toward Mexico since the Mexican War and their impact on Chicanas and Chicanos. (CCS101, HIS109)
6. Describe and analyze the nature and consequences of historical and contemporary Mexican government activities and policies within Mexico and their impact on Chicanas and Chicanos. (CCS101, HIS109)
7. Describe and analyze the consequences of the Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the former Mexican citizens and their descendants. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
8. Describe and analyze the Spanish and Indian origins of Mexican culture and people. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
9. Describe and analyze the expansion and evolution of Hispanic societies and culture up to Mexican Independence. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
10. Examine the development of the Chicana and Chicano Movement and explain its ideology through its visual art, music, theater, and literature. (CCS101, SPH245)
11. Analyze the development of the Chicana and Chicano Movement and correlate it with the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. (HIS109)
12. Examine the evolution and contemporary styles of Hispanic art, music, theater, and literature of the Borderlands. (SPH245)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 24, 2015

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