COURSE SCHEDULE

WEEK DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT(S)

Week One - Native American California Rawls: Ch. 1, 2

 

An introduction to the course, syllabus, instructor and students. Course expectations and desired outcomes will be discussed. A brief chronological outline of the various ethnic groups populating California since its earliest beginnings will be presented. The diversity of aboriginal California will be discussed emphasizing the major characteristics of the major "culture areas" of California.

Classroom students:

  • Films: Ishi in two worlds.

Online students:

Week Two - Spanish California Rawls: Ch. 3, 4

A profile of the Spanish empire in the New World: goals, policies, Northern explorations, international rivalries and permanent settlement of Alta California. In depth study of the Mission, Presidio, Pueblo and their interaction with the Native American population.

Classroom students:

  • Slide show: "California's Missions"
  • Film: Ken Burns, "The West: Empire Upon the West" #1

Online students:

Discussion Session #1

Classroom students: Discussion dates will be _______________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for more information on the dates of discussions. The instructor provides detailed information about when assignments are due within the classroom. Please make sure to check the Forums for announcements and discussion session expectations.

Week Three - Mexican and American California Rawls: Ch. 5-7

Mexican California: Social, economic and political changes. Secularization of the missions, development of foreign trade and foreign infiltration.

American California: Characteristics of the Anglo/American culture during this period of time. U.S. conquest of California, Manifest Destiny, war with Mexico and the takeover of California including the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Classroom students:

  • Film: Ken Burns, "The West: Empire upon the West" #2

Online students:

Exam 1

Classroom students: EXAM WILL BE ON ________________

Online students: All tests in the online classroom are to be taken online. Please refer to the online classroom for test dates and times.

Week Four - The Gold Rush Rawls: Ch. 8-11 Gold discovery during the Mexican period, population changes, life in the gold fields, violence in the mines, and land Problems.

Classroom students:

  • Film: Ken Burns, "The West: The Speck of the Future"

Online students:

Week Five - The Railroad Era Rawls: Ch. 13-16, 18-22

The role of minorities in the construction of the railroad. Transportation monopoly and its social, political, and economic consequences.

Classroom students:

  • Film: "The Iron Road"

Online students:

Discussion Session #2

Classroom students: Discussion dates will be _______________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for more information on the dates of discussions. The instructor provides detailed information about when assignments are due within the classroom. Please make sure to check the Forums for announcements and discussion session expectations.

First Student Project Due

Classroom students: This project will be due on ________________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for exact due date and time of this project.

Week Six - The Great Depression Rawls: Ch. 23-25 In depth analysis of the causes of the Depression. National and state solutions including the Repatriation of Mexican and Mexican Americans.

Classroom students:

  • Film: The Great Depression: "We Have A Plan"

Online students:

Discussion Session #3

Classroom students: Discussion dates will be _______________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for more information on the dates of discussions. The instructor provides detailed information about when assignments are due within the classroom. Please make sure to check the Forums for announcements and discussion session expectations.

Exam 2

Classroom students: EXAM WILL BE ON ________________

Online students: All tests in the online classroom are to be taken online. Please refer to the online classroom for test dates and times

Second Student Project Due

Classroom students: This project will be due on ________________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for exact due date and time of this project.

Week Seven - World War II Rawls: Ch. 27,28

The film "VIETNAM: The Home Front" provides the background for this section. Through this film we can see the fear experienced by the society as a result of the war and the rapid changes of the society: the changing roles for women, the increasing jobs opportunities for Blacks and Mexican Americans, the Bracero program, etc. Major ethnic/racial conflicts studied will be the Japanese Internment and the Zoot Suit Riots.

Classroom students:

  • Films: World War II: "The Home Front"
  • Satsuki Ina, "Children of the Camps" The Documentary
  • Valdez, Luis, "Zoot Suit"

Online students:

Week Eight - The Turbulent 60's Rawls: Ch. 29-31 The film : Vietnam: The War At Home provides an excellent portrait of the social and political changes experienced by the society during the turbulent 60's. In addition to this we will examine the Civil rights movement, Black radicalism and urban violence.

Classroom students:

  • Films: Vietnam: A Television history # 6 "The War at Home"
    "The Dream on Hold"

Online students:

Discussion Session #4

Classroom students: Discussion dates will be _______________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for more information on the dates of discussions. The instructor provides detailed information about when assignments are due within the classroom. Please make sure to check the Forums for announcements and discussion session expectations.

Week Nine - The Chicano Movement Rawls: Ch. 29-31 Cesar Chavez and La Huelga. Alcatraz and the American Indian Movement.

Classroom students:

  • Film: "Chicano: The history of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement"

Online students:

Week Ten, Eleven - The Multicultural State Rawls: Ch. 12, 17, 26, 32-36 The Multicultural State and its social, economic and political manifestations will be examined. Presentations of literature, art, and music.

Classroom students:

  • Guest Speaker: TBA.

Online students:

Discussion Session #5

Classroom students: Discussion dates will be _______________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for more information on the dates of discussions. The instructor provides detailed information about when assignments are due within the classroom. Please make sure to check the Forums for announcements and discussion session expectations.

Third Student Project Due

Classroom students: This project will be due on ________________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for exact due date and time of this project.

Puzzle Interpretation Due

Classroom students: Written puzzle interpretation is due on ________________

Online students: Please refer to the online classroom for exact due date and time for the written puzzle interpretation.

Final Exam

Classroom students: EXAM WILL BE ON ________________

Online students: All tests in the online classroom are to be taken online. Please refer to the online classroom for test dates and times.

  • FINAL EXAM - PREPARATION TOPICS
 
   
 

 

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