Lower Division Courses
MAS 010A: Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government
Description: The American people and institutions from various ethnic points of view. Historical similarities and differences of various groups that make up the U.S. and its historical/political institutions. From pre: Columbian times to 1865. Entire sequence satisfies GE Areas D2,3; F1,2,3 & GE: M6
MAS 010B: Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government
Description: The American people and institutions from various ethnic points of view. Historical similarities and differences of various groups that make up the U.S. and its historical/political institutions. From 1865 to the present. Entire sequence satisfies GE Areas D2,3; F1,2,3. & GE: M7
MAS 025: The Changing Majority: Power and Ethnicity in America
Description: Comparative and historical analysis of racial minorities. Focus on Euro-American response to American Indians, Asian Americans, African Americans and Mexican Americans to provide an understanding of minority experience in the U.S. as well as American culture. GE: D2
MAS 030: Race & Ethnicity in Public Space
This class uses a dramaturgical approach to study race and ethnicity in our community. We explore race in scholarship, census documents, and field experience. Santa Clara County has been racially diverse for over one hundred years. Currently the Silicon Valley thrives as a region where many languages, cultural groups and race/ethnic people reside, invent, and co-exist. We will examine how race/ethnic membership is both evident in our everyday life and invisible in terms of rights and privileges in society GE: D1 (Offered only in the Fall for incoming Freshman)
MAS 040: The Chicano Theatre (El Teatro Chicano)
Description: Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or instructor consent. Lecture 1 hour/activity 2 hours. Repeatable for credit
MAS 074: Public Address
Description: Techniques of effective oral communication and principles of rhetoric through analysis and critique of contemporary issues concerning Mexican Americans. GE: A1
Upper Division Courses
MAS 105: Chicanos: United States/Mexico Relations
Description: Exploration of U.S./Mexico relations through the Chicana/o perspective. Emphasis is on both historical and contemporary issues.
MAS 115: Chicana/o Families
Description: Examines Mexican and Mexican American families from the 19th to the 21st century. Special attention is given to the diversity of family structures in terms of incorporation, settlement, and socio-cultural interfacing within group and with diverse race/ ethnic communities. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
MAS 120: Political Economy and Chicana/o Communities
Description: Analysis of the American political and economic systems and institutions and their interconnections from a Chicana/o perspective. Focus on the changing roles of Chicanas/os in the U.S. and global economies and political processes. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Normal
MAS 125: Chicana/o Community Studies
Description: Examination of Chicana/o community activities, including organizations and contemporary issues.
MAS 127: Chicanas/os and the Criminal Justice System
Description: Crime, delinquency and the interaction between Chicano/Latino communities and the criminal justice system. The roles of government agencies, local law enforcement, the courts and corrections. Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor consent.
MAS 130: Chicanas and Chicanos in American Society
Description: Analysis of the Chicana/o community and its role in US society, emphasizing understanding social change. Covers critical areas of the Chicana/o experience, including; family, politics, gender and sexual orientation, education, immigration, identity, institutional racism and discrimination, class, and environmental justice. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required. GE: S
MAS 135: Contemporary Chicana/o Issues
Description: Analysis of selected issues/topics involving Chicano/Latino communities. May be repeated with different topic/issue. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or instructor consent. Repeatable for credit
MAS 144: Chicana/o Literature
Description: An examination of selected Chicana/o literature including poetry, short stories, essays, and novels. May be repeated with different topic. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or instructor consent. Repeatable for credit
MAS 150: Research Methods
A survey of research methods used in Chicana/o studies that address issues in Chicana/o communities. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A and MAS 130. Offered only occasionally.
MAS 160: Gender and Sexuality in the Chicana/o Community
Description: An examination of how patriarchy, race, and class shape Chicanas in their everyday lives in American society. It explores how women resist and challenge the limitations placed on them as a result of being women and members of a racial/ethnic group. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required. GE: S
MAS 170: Hollywood’s Image of Chicanos/Chicanas
Description: Analysis of Hollywood’s contribution, through cinema, to shaping the socio-political relations between Chicanas/os and the dominant society, plus the use of traditional ideological concepts in promoting stereotyped images of Chicanas/os. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A and ENGL 1B or instructor consent.
MAS 175: Human Migrations: Global Reach
Description: Examines Mexican immigration to the United States within the context of global movements as both historical and contemporary phenomena. Considers social, political, cultural, and economic forces that influence immigration. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. MAS 180: Individual Studies Individual research projects and field activities. Prerequisite: Upper division standing and instructor consent. Repeatable for credit Credit / No Credit. Possible Units: 1:4 units
MAS 185: Teaching in a Diverse Society also called SOCS 185
Description: This course will provide future teachers with an understanding of the ways in which diversity in the classroom influences the learning process and how specific teaching strategies can enhance student learning. Prerequisite: SOCS 18 or MAS 18.
MAS 194: Peoples of Color in the Making of the Americas: 1400-1850
Description: Also called AAS 194 Analysis of the impact that people of color have had on the formation of New World culture and society, from 1400:1850.
MAS 195: Peoples of Color in the Making of the Americas: 1850- Present
Description: Also called AAS 195 Analysis of the impact that people of color have had on the formation of New World culture and society from 1850 to the present. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.