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Program: B.A., Chicano and Chicana Studies

Double Major

Program Description

The double major in Chicana/o 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)

CHS 445 History of the Chicana/o (3)
CHS 453 Theory and the Chicana/o Experience (3)
CHS 473 The Chicana/o and Social Institutions (3)
CHS 497 Senior Seminar in Chicana/o Studies (3)

3. Upper Division Electives (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

CHS 351 Survey of Mexican Philosophical Thought (3)
CHS 401 Pre-Cuauhtemoc Meso-American Civilization (3)
CHS 432 Counseling the Chicana/o Child (3)
CHS 470 Cultural Differences and the Chicana/o (3)

4. Additional Upper Division Electives (6 units)

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

Total Units in the Double Major Option: 33


Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chair: Gabriel Gutierrez
Associate Chair: Rosa RiVera-Furumoto
Jerome Richfield Hall (JR) 148
(818) 677-2734 and (818) 677-2735

Student Learning Outcomes

  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 communication, written communication 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 the broader society.