Cultural and Ethnic Studies

FINAL Paper: Final Paper (25%): Using the assigned text as a guide, respond to the following
topics pertaining to California Indians (indigenous peoples of California) and African
Americans: (A) Discuss Native Californians challenges brought on by interaction with Spanish, Mexican, and
American settlers; (B) Discuss the growth of the African American population in Los Angeles since the Great
Migration and their growing political influence and integration in Los Angeles County.

required textbook:
1.Hayes-Bautista, David. (2004). La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State. University of California
Press: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. Hurtado, Alberto L. (1988). Indian Survival on the California
Frontier. Yale University Press: New Haven and London.
2. Sides, Josh. (2006). LA. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the
Present. University of California Press: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA.
3. Hurtado, Alberto L. (1988). Indian Survival on the California Frontier. Yale University Press: New Haven
and London

Research topics must have prior approval of the instructor. The proposed study must
address some aspects of this course. Unless otherwise approved by the instructor, it
must relate to topics identified or related to on the syllabus.
 Introduction: What is the topic being addressed? How does it relate to this course?
 Key questions: What aspect or aspects of California’s Multi-ethnic Heritage do you intend to focus on? How
will this topic add to our understanding of the Multi-ethnic Heritage of California? What are the necessary
limitations of this paper?
 Review of the literature: Briefly identify pertinent work that has been done related to your topic. What do we
already know about this area? What conclusions can be drawn? What are the limitations of what we know?
(Note: Draw on both course readings and other relevant material from the bibliography, or consult with the
instructor about the appropriateness of other materials.)
 Data: What library resources have you used? Cite analogous studies were similar methods have been used.
 How will the information be used? Who will use it or benefit from it? Who is the intended audience? What
functions or purpose will it fulfill?
 Bibliography: Include only sources cited; use APA format.

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