Minor in Chican@-Latin@ Studies

The minor draws from curricula in departments throughout the university. Students complete 20 hours of coursework: one required course, and four electives. Two of the electives must be from the list of “full coverage” courses on Chican@-Latin@ topics. The remaining two courses may offer partial coverage of Chican@/Latin@ themes

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • comparatively analyze social, economic, and/or political forces shaping the historical experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities through academic contexts
  • read and write academically and intellectually sophisticated texts that examine, interrogate, and consider issues relating to Chicanx and Latinx communities
  • describe, appraise, and criticize master narratives from popular, scholarly, and/or civic discourse that often perpetuate systemic inequalities especially as they relate to the Chicanx and Latinx populations
  • summarize and critically assess current social, political, and economic issues that affect Chicanx and Latinx Studies

Requirements

20 hours of coursework

Requirements Checklist: Chican@-Latin@ Studies Minor

Required

1 from the following:

  • ENGL 212 Intro to Chican@ Literature
  • POLS 325 Latino Politics in the US
  • SOC 313 Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society
  • SPAN 272 Gender/Sexuality Latina Lit
  • THTR 305 Latin@ America Performance & Culture

Electives

Full Coverage Electives

2 from the following:

  • ART 309 Art of the Americas
  • ENGL 212 Intro to Chicano/a Literature Survey
  • HIST 379 Latinos in the US
  • MS 380 Latin@s in the US Media
  • POLS 325 Latino Politics in the US
  • POLS 392: Immigration and Citizenship in the US
  • PSYCH 350 Perspectives in Psych: Latin@ Psych
  • SOC 313 Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society
  • SOC 314 U.S. Mexico Borderlands
  • SPAN 206 Negotiating Language and Culture
  • SPAN 221 or 222 Spanish for Bilingual Students
  • SPAN 225 Spanish and Spanish Speakers
  • SPAN 301 Building Bridges
  • SPAN 272 Gender/Sexuality Latina Lit
  • SPAN 301 Building Bridges
  • SPAN 375 Literature of the US-Mexico Borderlands
  • THRS 340 Pan American Saints
  • THRS 345 Religion of U.S. Latinos
  • THTR 303 Performance and Cultural Resistance
  • THTR 305 Latin@ America Performance & Culture

Partial Coverage Electives

2 from the following:

  • ART 390 Special Topics: Frida Kahlo Crossing Cultures
  • ENGL 205 Native American Lit and Film
  • LAS 351 Divisadero Publication
  • LAS 390 Race and Religion in the Americas
  • MS 403 Race, Ethnicity and Media
  • MUS 180 Music and Social History
  • MUS 210 Music of the Americas
  • POLS 392 Immigration and Citizenship in the US
  • PSYCH 305 Psychology of Ethnic Groups in US
  • RHET 295 w/Prof Ferrante
  • SOC 229 Diversity of American Families
  • SOC 240 People of Mixed Descent
  • SOC 302 Global Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC 304 US Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 361 Brazilian Culture and Society
  • SOC 356 Juvenile Justice

Contact Info

Office of Chican@ Latin@ Studies

Kalmanovitz Hall, 334 (415) 422-2940