Chicano Studies

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Chicano Studies offers a variety of courses from a number of disciplines. These courses are designed to impart knowledge about the Mexican-origin population, and its distribution in the U.S., as well as its history, literature, culture, economic features, social issues, and language. Chicano Studies is designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to prepare for:

  1. careers in community development programs and teaching at all levels;
  2. further study in the fields of the humanities, social science, law, and education;
  3. advanced study in cultural, gender and American studies; and
  4. professional studies such as law and health.

All courses listed in this interdisciplinary program are open to students meeting the academic prerequisites. Students may start at the sophomore level. Credit can be counted toward:

  1. An interdisciplinary major in Chicano Studies (30 semester hours of core courses)
  2. A minor (18 hours): Social Science Option, Humanities Option, Fine Arts Option, and Interdisciplinary Option.

Students desiring to pursue one of these programs should consult the Chicano Studies Academic Advisor to determine a course of study suitable to their interests and professional needs.