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

    Learning and teaching are not only important, but defining aspects in the life of Tony 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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