HIST 1127

HIST 1127

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

According to projections, by the year 2050 a majority of the U.S. population will be of Latino descent, a significant portion of which will be comprised of individuals of Mexican heritage. What will such a demographic change mean for the U.S.? By engaging with firsthand accounts, musical works, films, historical novels, and Chicano/Borderlands studies we will learn about ethnic Mexican culture and history on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico international boundary. In the process we will ask: What were the push and pull factors that led Mexicans north into the U.S.? What were their experiences? How were they received? What impact have ethnic Mexicans had on American society? How did they influence and how were they influenced by those groups already present in the U.S.? Seminar discussions and assignments will largely revolve around assigned readings and writing exercises.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18296 HIST 1127   SEM 101

  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute