Minor in Chicanx and Latinx Studies

Units required for Minor: 21

Program Description

Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the cultures, languages, historical, and contemporary issues relating to African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx and Latinx, and Native Americans. The program directs students to critically examine the cultural contributions made by these groups to world civilization and to American society. Ethnic Studies challenges all students to analyze existing generalizations, theories, and concepts about racial and ethnic groups in order to develop valid generalizations, concepts, and theories about the people and their experiences. Students are encouraged to actively work to eliminate problems based on discrimination.

Students are also encouraged to blend professional area studies with Ethnic Studies. For example, a student may major in Ethnic Studies and minor in Business Administration. Similarly, students with a degree in Engineering Technology may minor in Ethnic Studies and emerge well-prepared professionally to assume middle management and supervisory positions in a multicultural society. Ethnic Studies majors and minors enter careers and professions in both the public and private sectors.

Note: Program advising and other information can be obtained from the Ethnic Studies Department.

Program Requirements

ETHN 30Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies3
ETHN 130Chicano/Mexican-American Experience3
or ETHN 131 La Raza Studies
ETHN 132La Mujer Chicana3
ETHN 136US Mexican Border Relations3
ETHN 137Race and Ethnicity in Latin America and Caribbean3
or ETHN 161 Chicano/Latino Politics and Public Policy
Upper division electives approved by the Chicana/o Studies Program Director 16
Total Units21

Elective List

ANTH 106Culture and Personality of the Chicano Child3
ANTH 121Archaeology of Mexico3
ANTH 143Culture and Society in Mexico3
ART 111Latin American and Latino Art History 3
ETHN 115Biracial and Multiracial Identity in the US3
HIST 135AHistory Of Mexico To 19103
HIST 135BRevolutionary and Modern Mexico3
HIST 138AColonial Latin America3
HIST 138BModern and Contemporary Latin America3
HIST 183ACalifornia History, 1542-18603
HIST 183BCalifornia History, 1860-19703
POLS 147Latin American Government and Politics3
SOC 118Chicano Community 3
SPAN 100Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 110Survey of Spanish Literature to 18003
SPAN 111Survey of Spanish Literature from 1800 to the Present3
SPAN 113Latin American Literature, Beginnings to Modernism3
SPAN 114Latin American Literature, Modernism to Present3
SPAN 115Magical Realism3
SPAN 121Spanish For Professionals3
SPAN 130Contemporary Mexican Literature3
SPAN 134The Short Story in Latin America3
SPAN 152Civilization and Culture of Spain3
SPAN 153Civilization and Culture of Mexico3
SPAN 156 Hispanic Folklore3
THEA 173Contemporary Chicano/Latino Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present3
THEA 173A Chicano Theatre Background3