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This course engages in a broad-based analysis of the history, culture and politics of the state of California. It begins with the indigenous and Spanish colonial settlement of the region, followed by the period within the independent Mexican Republic, before California became one of the United States of America. More recent topics will include the fate of the Californios after Independence and mass immigration in the 20th century, especially from Mexico, as well as the status of the Spanish language in contemporary California. The course will include approaches from history, anthropology, cultural studies, and political science.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Two 2,500-3,000 word essays (40% each) and in-course assessment (20%) (consisting of 10% student-led discussion and 10% individual oral presentation).
Resit: 2 essays, 2,500-3,000 words (50% each).
The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.