HISTORY OF THE HISPANIC SOUTHWEST

Students examine the historical development of Hispanic settlement and culture in the American Southwest from its inception to the present day. Students study the interaction of Hispanic communities with nomadic and settled indigenous peoples and with Anglo ranchers, settler and commercial interests. From the 16th century settlements to the Mexican-American War and the territory's incorporation into the United States to the development of the Chicano identity in the 20th century, students analyze the American Southwest, as a patria chica of success and failure, achievement and potential. Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor permission.

Credits: 
3
Program Code: 
HIST
Course Number: 
349
Academic Program(s): 
History Program