Sep 22, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chicano Studies Major, B.A.

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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.

Chicana/o Studies also offers a concentration in Teacher Licensure: Secondary 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.

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.

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.

Core: Required of All Concentrations: 25 credits

Social Practice Concentration: 15 credits

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