On behalf of Mt. San Jacinto College and the Latinx/Indigenous Alliance, it is our pleasure to welcome our Latinx students to the MSJC familia. We are so excited to have you and eager to help you attain your educational, career, and life goals.
With over 50% of our students identifying as Hispanic, Latino, Chicano/Chicana, Chicanx or Latinx, we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution, a designation given to colleges with a large population of Latinx students.
Below you will find some quick resources to get you started at MSJC! We are both proud and excited that you have chosen to attend MSJC to fulfill your career and educational goals and we look forward to meeting you!
Accommodation Service Center (formerly DSPS)
Student Health Center
Food 4 Thought
Student Life and Development Program (SLDP)
951-487-3380 or 951-639-5260 firstname.lastname@example.org
HIST-140 History of Mexico-3 Units This course examines the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Mexico from its pre-Columbian civilizations through the periods of Spanish conquest and colonization; independence; nation building; modernization; revolution; industrialization; and post World War 2 development. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how indigenous and Spanish traditions blended together to produce the unique culture of Mexico. Transfers to both UC/CSU IGETC
HIST-141 History of Latin America to 1820-3 Units This course surveys Latin American history beginning with native American and fifteenth-century Europeans through the period of colonization and the nineteenth-century independence movements. The emphasis will be on understanding how the admixture of European and New World societies gave rise to a unique Latin American culture. Transfers to both UC/CSU IGETC
HIST-142 History of Latin America Since 1820-3 Units This course surveys the history of Latin America from the nineteenth-century independence revolutions to the present, emphasizing Latin American nations' attempts at modernization and their international relationships, especially with the United States. It also examines how modernization affected issues pertaining to race, gender and cultural traditions. Transfers to both UC/CSU IGETC
SOCI-115 Contemporary Chicano in Society-3 Units This course examines the sociological constructs of contemporary Chicanos/as in the United States from the 1930s to present. The sociopolitical, sociocultural and general sociological relationships between Chicanos/as and social institutions in addition to intra/interethnic dynamics are explored using established sociological concepts, theories and methodologies. An in-depth evaluation of social movements, gender roles, racial identity, identity formation, social class, and socialization agents allows students to develop sociological interpretations of Chicano/a experiences in the United States. Transfers to both UC/CSU IGETC
LIT-275 Latinx/Chicanx Literature-3 Units This course surveys, interprets, compares, and explores the lived experiences of Latinx/Chicanx authors through a variety of texts and genres. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will focus on the cultural, social, and historical aspects of Latinx/Chicanx literature. The course may include a variety of genres: fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose, etc. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better). Transfers to both UC/CSU as an elective
LIT-280 Multiethnic Literature -3 Units This course surveys, interprets, and compares the variety of texts written by Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanx/Latinx authors, exploring the experiences of the various ethnic cultures. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will allow students to understand the cultural and historical aspects of the various cultures as well as the way the cultures themselves differ in literature. (formerly ENGL 280) Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better). Transfers to both UC/CSU IGETC
ANTH-107 Indigenous People of Latin America -3 Units This course is an overview of Latin American culture and societies from prehistoric times to the present. Archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography and linguistics are used to understand diverse cultural adaptations to the varied landscapes of Latin America by societies such as the Maya, Aztec and Inca. (formerly ANTH 103D) Transfers to both UC/CSU IGETC
Indigenous Peoples Club
Contact: John Torres email@example.com
Meeting Day/Time: Every other Thursday 1p-2p (starting September 1)
In-person: Menifee Valley Campus room 305 and San Jacinto Campus room 1255
Link to Join via Zoom: https://msjc-edu.zoom.us/j/9739235373
Advisor(s): Cynthia Garca, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Email: MEChAmsjc@gmail.com
Social Media: instagram: @mechamsjc Facebook: MEChA MSJC
Club Description: M.E.Ch.A.,Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o/x de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia, by creating coalitions among Latinx and multi-racial students on campus and in our communities. MSJC M.E.Ch.A. focuses on honoring our traditions, educating raza and supporting cultural festivities to share and explore.
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Cynthia Garcia - Counselor, Menifee Valley Campus
Sonia Verduzco - Career Education Counseling
Carlos Tovares – Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
Miranda Angeles - Menifee Valley Campus Counseling
Rosalva Amezcua - San Jacinto Campus Counseling
Nelida Espinoza – Continuing Education/Adult Education, San Jacinto Campus
Veronica Perez – Menifee Valley Campus Office of Instruction
Rony Armas – Graphic Arts
Rosa Munoz – Menifee Valley Campus Accommodation Service Center
Amber Rivera – Menifee Valley Campus Office of Instruction
Michael Noble – Distance Education & Learning Technology Support
Monica Saucedo – San Jacinto Campus Office of Instruction
Ann Marie Rivera – Instruction
Erika Mendivil – Personalized Academic Learning Skills (PALS)
Cristina Acevedo – Instructor
LXIA Meetings for Fall 2022
Join Zoom Meeting: https://msjc-edu.zoom.us/j/95867644025
Thursday August 25, 2022, from 10:00AM-11:00AM
Thursday September 22, 2022, from 3:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday October 27, 2022, from 3:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday December 22, 2022, from 3:00PM-4:00PM
The Latinx/Indigenous Alliance is comprised of Latinx/Indigenous professionals at MSJC who, through intentional collaboration and support, promote personal and professional growth by directly challenging systemic barriers that have historically impeded our communities.
We aim to achieve this by providing a safe platform for our unified voice to be heard and for ideas to flourish. We hereby commit to being examples of this mission and supporting each other, we will be mindful that all that we aspire to is founded on the sacrifices of our ancestors. We understand that our futures are contingent on an awareness of our unified roots.
Questions? Please email Cynthia Garcia at email@example.com