Considers the principal developments in Chicanas/o history from the 16th century to the present. Students explore the history of Chicanas/o, and the manner in which the cultural patterns have been retained or redefined by life in the United States. Special emphasis will be given to their migration and settlement of the American Southwest; their interaction with the Anglo newcomers; and the transformation of their society after the Texas Revolution and the U.S.- Mexican War; the role of urbanization and immigration within that transformation; regional variation within the Chicanas/o community; and Chicanas/o contributions to the development of American society.
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