The Chican@-Latin@ Studies minor prepares students for informed political action and justice work with and within Chican@ and Latin@ communities.
The program recognizes the country's growing Latin@ communities, their historical role in the fight for decolonization and re-defining nationhood and citizenship, and their broader struggles and interconnections across the Americas. Our curriculum focuses on major theories and perspectives on the cultural, socio-economic, and political issues affecting Chican@ and Latin@ populations in the United States. Students come to understand how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ideology condition inequality and social conflict.
Students develop the skills necessary for professional and graduate work in areas such as social work, education, business, health sciences, the arts and humanities, law, and management.