Program: Chicano and Chicana Studies, B.A.

Double Major Option

Program Description

The double major in Chicano and Chicana Studies is a 33-unit program designed to give the student special preparation in the discipline of Chicana/o Studies through a combination of lower and upper division core requirements.

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Required Courses (9 units)

CHS 100 Chicana/o Culture (3)
CHS 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
CHS 270SOC/F Fieldwork in Barrio Studies (2/1)

2. Upper Division Required Courses (12 units)

3. Upper Division Electives (12 units)

Section A (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

Section B (6 units)

Electives in upper division Chicana/o Studies are to be selected with the advice and approval of the advisor.

Preapproved CHS Electives
Social Science

CHS 345 History of the Mexican Peoples (3)
CHS 346 History of the Chicana/Mexicana (3)
CHS 347 Indigenous Intellectual History (3)
CHS 360 Political Organizations and Social Movements of the Barrio (3)
CHS 361 Urbanization and the Chicana/o (3)
CHS 364 World Migration and the Chicana/o (3)
CHS 366 Women in Latin America (3)
CHS 420 Chicana/o in the U.S. Economy (3)

Humanities and the Arts

CHS 306 The Chicana/o in Films (3)
CHS 308D/DL Days of the Dead: Chicana/o Perspectives on Death, Spirituality, and Art (2/1)
CHS 310 Regional Music of Mexico (3)
CHS 350 Religions and Spiritualities in Chicana/o Communities (3)
CHS 382 Literary Constructions of Chicanx Identity (3)
CHS 390 Alternative Chicana/o Press (3)
CHS 405 Chicanas/os and the Media (3)
CHS 409 Chicana/o Art Studio in Painting (3)
CHS 414/L Dance of Mexico I and Lab (1/2)
CHS 415/L Dance of Mexico II and Lab (1/2)
CHS 476/F Healing Traditions in Chicana/o Communities (2/1)
CHS 486A Nahuatl I (3)
CHS 486B Nahuatl II (3)


CHS 333 Language and Society: Chicanas/os and Other Language Minority Children (3)
CHS 416 Children’s Songs and Games (3)
CHS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools
CHS 430 The Chicana/o Child (3)
CHS 431 The Chicana/o Adolescent (3)
CHS 433 Language Acquisition of the Chicana/o and ESL Speakers (3)
CHS 434 Current Educational Theories of Chicanas/os in the Schools (3)
CHS 480 Chicana/o-Latina/o Children’s Literature in Communities (3)
CHS 482 Language of the Barrio (3)

Environmental Justice and Public History

CHS 448 Chicana/o Public History (3)

Total Units in the Double Major Option: 33


Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chair: Gabriel Gutierrez
Jerome Richfield Hall (JR) 148
(818) 677-2734

Program Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Chicana Studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to think critically, analytically and creatively about the Chicana/o experience in the local and global society.
  2. Demonstrate competency in oral, written and research skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of creative and performance arts.
  4. Acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Chicana/o history, culture, arts, language and sociopolitical issues.
  5. Acquire the leadership skills that will promote social change in Chicana/o communities and broader society.