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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest
Course: SPH245

First Term: 1996 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: A survey of Hispanic heritage in the Southwest. Cultural and social institutions and their contribution to the development of the region and its heritage

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain the origins of anti-Hispanic stereotypes and their relationship to the Leyenda Negra. (I)
2. Describe the concept of borderlands. (I)
3. Compare and contrast borderlands as understood during the Spanish exploration/conquest period and the present Southwest. (I)
4. Analyze pros and cons of the Hispanic missionary enterprise during the colonial era. (II)
5. Examine the implication of the historical and on-going process of mestizaje and cultural adaptation occurring in the Southwest. (III)
6. Trace the development of the Chicano movement and explain its ideology through its art, music, theatre and literature. (III)
7. Identify the different styles of Hispanic music currently popular in the southwest. (III)
8. Analyze popular folk religiosity and cite examples of practices among Hispanics in the southwest. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. History
   A. Spain
      1. Pre 1492
      2. In the Southwest
   B. Stereotypes
   C. The Leyenda Negra
   D. Borderlands
      1. Spanish Exploration Period
      2. Present Day
   E. Language
      1. Diversity
      2. Complexity
II. Exploration and Evangelization
   A. Jesuits
   B. Franciscans
   C. Missions
III. Culture
   A. The Chicano Movement
      1. Development of
      2. Sociopolitical Impact
   B. Art
   C. Music
      1. Mariachis
      2. Corridos
      3. Rancheras
      4. Northenas
      5. Tex-Mex
   D. Theatre
   E. Literature
      1. Poetry
      2. Novels
   F. Cultural Adaptation
IV. Popular Folk Religiosity
   A. Faith Expressions
   B. Devotions
   C. Icons
   D. Shrines
   E. Curanderismo - Herbal Medicinal Traditions
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/28/1996

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