Depending on their educational and professional goals, majors will choose from either “Cultural Studies” or “Social Practice” as a concentration. These concentrations are not mutually exclusive, and some courses count in both; however, the concentrations are designed to guide students to courses that best meet their needs.
Cultural Studies Concentration
The Cultural Studies concentration is designed for students who are interested in topics that study aspects of Chicano/a-Latino/ a cultural production which range from Chicano/a art, film, popular culture; music; religion; literature.
The Social Practice Concentration
This concentration is designed for students interested in working within the diverse Chicano/a and Latina/o communities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Potential employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, human services, governmental services, the non-profit sector, legal professions, education, family literacy, community organizing, and labor. Adhering to the interdisciplinary nature of Chicana/o Studies, these courses will rely on the vast scholarship on the abovementioned fields, in addition to having opportunities to work with identified community partners in service learning, internships, and field study.
Chicana/o Studies also offers concentrations in Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education, Secondary Social Studies Concentration and Elementary Social Studies Concentration. Chicana/o Studies also offers a minor.
A grade of C or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.