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Anthony Fernandez

Adjunct Assistant Professor 

 Political Science/Chicano Studies

About Anthony Fernandez/Adjunct Assistant Professor Political Science/Chicano Studies

Learning and teaching are not only important, but defining aspects in the life of Anthony Fernandez/Adjunct Assistant Professor Political Science/Chicano Studies. Since pursuing a career in higher education, his unique approach has been a shining example for other professionals. With a true dedication to sharing knowledge, Professor Fernandez educated and inspired countless people inside and outside of the classroom.  His legacy will remain being the father of the Chicano Studies Department by developing and teaching in 2006 the first classes at Pierce College in Woodland Hills to be taught not only on campus but the first to teach Chicano Studies on line in the entire Los Angeles Community College District.

Overview of Courses

Knowledge for Every Level

Political Science 001 - American Government

Course Description
Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course surveys and analyzes the principles, problems, and structure of the U.S. and California governments. It presents competing theories of American politics and government and encourages critical thinking on the part of students.

Chicano Studies 80 - Chicano Politics

Prerequisite: None • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course examines U.S. History and political issues relevant to the Chicano community, the strategies of Chicano political activism in the United States, and social change movements, issues, and problems that are relevant to the Chicano Community.

Chicano Studies 2 – The Mexican-American in Contemporary Society

Prerequisite: None • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course examines U.S. History and political issues relevant to the Chicano community, the strategies of Chicano political activism in the United States, and social change movements, issues, and problems that are relevant to the Chicano Community.

Chicano Studies 20 – The Mexican-American in California

This course surveys the political, economic, social and intellectual history of the Pacific Coast from the Pre-Columbian Era, the Spanish Era, the Mexican Years and lastly, the Anglo Presence, with special emphasis on California. A greater emphasis is given to the role of the Chicano/Latino people in the economic, political, social and cultural development of California from the time of the Spanish Empire to the present.

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Overview of Courses

Knowledge for Every Level

Political Science 001 - American Government

Course Description
Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course surveys and analyzes the principles, problems, and structure of the U.S. and California governments. It presents competing theories of American politics and government and encourages critical thinking on the part of students.

Chicano Studies 80 - Chicano Politics

Chicano Studies 2 – The Mexican-American in Contemporary Society

Prerequisite: None • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course examines U.S. History and political issues relevant to the Chicano community, the strategies of Chicano political activism in the United States, and social change movements, issues, and problems that are relevant to the Chicano Community.

This course surveys the political, economic, social and intellectual history of the Pacific Coast from the Pre-Columbian Era, the Spanish Era, the Mexican Years and lastly, the Anglo Presence, with special emphasis on California. A greater emphasis is given to the role of the Chicano/Latino people in the economic, political, social and cultural development of California from the time of the Spanish Empire to the present.

Overview of Courses

Political Science 001 - American Government

Course Description
Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course surveys and analyzes the principles, problems, and structure of the U.S. and California governments. It presents competing theories of American politics and government and encourages critical thinking on the part of students.

Chicano Studies 80 - Chicano Politics

This course focuses on contemporary Chicano studies and politics. Special attention is devoted to theoretical approaches to the study of Chicano politics: Community, state and national political organizations, the electoral process, immigration policies, the legislative process, and feminist politics. Requirement Designation: Meets IGETC 4C CSU D3 D8.

Chicano Studies 2 – The Mexican-American in Contemporary Society

Introduces the student to the most relevant issues facing the Chicano community today. Special attention will be given to the growth and impact of political behavior and under-representation, public health concerns, educational inequities, and immigration policies affecting Mexicans, Chicanos, and other Latinos. Class Notes: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be conducted remotely and online with NO required virtual scheduled meetings. Contact the instructor for more information. Requirement Designation: Meets IGETC 4C CSU D3 E.

Chicano Studies 007 – The Mexican-American in History of The United States I

A survey of United States history as it relates to the development of the Chicano in the United States with a special emphasis on Mexican-American contributions to the development of American civilization. This course covers Pre-Columbian and Mexican colonial periods, the northward advance and settlement of the present day U.S. Southwest/Southeast. Topics also include a background in the political and social development of both the United States and Mexico, the role and impact of the American Revolution, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Class Notes: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be conducted remotely and online with NO required virtual scheduled meetings. Contact the instructor for more information. Requirement Designation: Meets IGETC 4C CSU D3 D6.

Chicano Studies 20 – The Mexican-American in California

This course surveys the political, economic, social and intellectual history of the Pacific Coast from the Pre-Columbian Era, the Spanish Era, the Mexican Years and lastly, the Anglo Presence, with special emphasis on California. A greater emphasis is given to the role of the Chicano/Latino people in the economic, political, social and cultural development of California from the time of the Spanish Empire to the present.

Political Science 43 - Politics of Mexico and Cuba

A survey of the political history, institutions, socio-political movements, geography, interest groups and political parties of Cuba and Mexico. To discuss and analyze the history and geography of the Cuba and Mexico, followed by a survey of the nations as each nation experienced the impact of European Colonialism and the subsequent transition from colonialism, American imperialism, and 20th centuryauthoritarianism into 21st century democracies.

Political Science 39 - Politics Of Central And South America

A survey of the political history, institutions, socio-political movements, geography, interest groups and political parties of Central and South America. To discuss and analyze the history and geography of Central and South America, followed by a survey of several nations as each nation experienced the impact of European Colonialism and the subsequent transition from colonialism, American imperialism, and 20th century authoritarianism into 21st century democracies.

Political Science And Chicano Studies Courses

Prerequisite: None • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1. This course examines U.S. History and political issues relevant to the Chicano community, the strategies of Chicano political activism in the United States, and social change movements, issues, and problems that are relevant to the Chicano Community.

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