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