The Carlos Blanco Aguinaga Third World Studies program documents, originally conceived in Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College), contains planning committee documents collected by UCSD literature professor Carlos Blanco Aguinaga. The materials, including syllabi, curriculum notes, correspondence, and administrative meeting minutes, represent the preliminary planning period between 1969-1978. A large majority of the files relate to the first Third World Studies course facilitated in Fall 1970.

Administrative History

The Third World Studies Program was established and organized in 1969 in Third College, which is now named Thurgood Marshall College. The program was constructed to represent a curriculum recognizing marginalized peoples' histories and to bridge the gap between campus and community by emphasizing community service leadership. Students completed core courses, initially including Black American History and Culture Sequence, Urban and Rural Development, as well as Chicano Studies or Black American History elective tracks. The San Diego Division of the Academic Senate approved the Third College Academic Plan, including the Third World Studies program in 1969. Faculty and Third World Studies Coordinator Carlos Blanco Aguinaga were instrumental in the initial planning sequences of the course outlines and core material selection. Blanco Aguinaga also helped support the development of the Chicano Studies major beginning in 1973.

Program Planning Materials

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1 1 Meeting minutes, class curriculum, and notes, 1969-1978.

Finding aid generated: 2012-02-03