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College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies


The Chicana/o Studies Program offers a 21 unit minor in Chicana/o Latina/o Studies. This minor will focus on the transnational experiences of specific Latina/o groups currently living in the USA and the various peoples in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The minor was developed for majors in other fields, such as Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, and Social Work.

Requirements - Minor

Total units required for Minor: 21
Specific course requirements:



Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies


ETHN 130

Chicano/Mexican-American Experience OR


ETHN 131

La Raza Studies


ETHN 132

La Mujer Chicana


ETHN 136

U.S. Mexican Border Relations


ETHN 137

Race and Ethnicity in Latin American and Caribbean OR


ETHN 161

Chicano/Latino Politics and Public Policy


Upper division electives approved by the Chicana/o Studies Program Director

Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities: Knowledge in this field positions students to pursue careers identified below. Also, fields may require a graduate degree. Attorney, Community Organizer, Criminologist, Counselor, Diplomat, Diversity Consultant, FBI Agent, Foreign Service Officer, K-12 Teacher, Journalist, Librarian, Lobbyist/Advocate, Minority Affairs Director, Museum Curator, News Analyst, Professor, Public Relations Manager, Social Worker, Union Representative, or Urban Planning.


Julie López Figueroa, David J. León (FERP), Elvia Ramirez

Contact Information

Julie López Figueroa, Director
Amador Hall 563D
(916) 278-7569