ANT 322M • Mexican American Indigenous Heritage
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
This course examines the cultural prehistory and racial history of Mexican Americans from 1519 to the present. The purpose of the course is to examine how policies and laws enacted by the governments of Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. impacted the ethnic and racial identities of Mexican Americans. The geographic focus of the course is Mexico and the United States Southwest.
texts/readings subject to change (1) Menchaca, Martha, " Recovering History, Constructing Race" (2) Meyers and Sherman, "The Course of Mexican History" (3) Diaz, Bernal, "The Conquest of New Spain" A reader will also be required.