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Chicano and Latino Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Chicano and Latino Studies Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Latino Studies (code CHLSBA01) (120 units)

Requirements

  • Lower Division (6 units): Core Courses CHLS 100 or 101; and CHLS 105.
  • Upper Division (33 units) Core Courses (12 units required): CHLS 300, 310, 350, and 498.
  • Upper Division (continued): 21 units of electives from Cultural Studies courses: CHLS 315, 330, 341, 342, 380, 381, 390I, 395, 420, 450A, 450B, 450I, 490, 499; and Social Inquiry courses: CHLS 319, 320, 335I, 340, 352, 362, 400, 415, 421, 470I, 490, 499.
  • Departmental Requirement: The language requirement may be met by one of the following options: 1) Two years of college Spanish; 2) Successful completion of SPAN 250 (Spanish for Bilinguals); 3) A score of 4 or above on the high school advanced placement exam in Spanish language or literature; 4) Successful completion of a proficiency exam.

Special Track

In addition to the general major in Chicano and Latino Studies, the department also offers a program for students who wish to complete a Special Track major in Chicano and Latino Studies. Within the Special Track, students may receive up to a maximum of 18 units of credit for upper division Chicano and Latino Studies related course work taken from other disciplines. Students wishing to pursue the Special Track major must develop an approved program of study in consultation with the Chicano and Latino Studies Department academic advisor.

The Special Track consists of 39 units total, 30 of which must be upper division, including the following:

  • Lower Division (9 units): CHLS 100, 101 and 105.
  • Upper Division (12 units): CHLS 300, 310, 350, 498.
  • Special Track: A maximum of 18 units of upper division course work from related fields, selected with the approval of the Chicano and Latino Studies Department advisor.
  • Language Requirement: The language requirement may be met by one of the following options: 1) Two years of college Spanish; 2) Successful completion of SPAN 250 (Spanish for Bilinguals); 3) A score of 4 or above on the high school advanced placement exam in Spanish language or literature; 4) Successful completion of a proficiency exam.

Minor in Chicano and Latino Studies (code CHLSUM01)

A prerequisite to receive this minor is proficiency In Spanish. This language proficiency requirement may be met by one of the following options: 1) Two years of college Spanish; 2) Successful completion of Spanish 250 (Spanish for Bilinguals); 3) A score of 4 or above on the high school advanced placement exam in Spanish language or literature; 4) Successful completion of a proficiency exam.

Requirements

Upper Division: a minimum of 24 units distributed as follows: 12 units of core requirements: CHLS 300, 310, 350, 498; 12 units selected from Cultural Studies courses: CHLS 315, 330, 390I, 395, 341, 342, 380, 381, 420, 490, 499; and Social Inquiry courses: CHLS 319, 320, 335I, 340, 352, 362, 400, 415, 421, 470I, 490, 499.

Certificate in Chicano and Latino Studies (code CHLSCT01)

The Chicano and Latino Studies Department has established a program which offers students interested in this field the opportunity to pursue courses leading to a certificate in Chicano and Latino Studies. Courses used to meet this certificate requirement may be counted also, where applicable, toward the General Education requirements and the degree or credential requirements of the cooperating departments.

Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in another discipline;
  2. A minimum of 24 units distributed as follows: 12 units of core requirements: CHLS 300, 310, 315, 350, 498; 12 units selected from Cultural Studies courses: CHLS 390I, 395, 341, 342, 380, 381, 420, 490, 499; and Social Inquiry courses: CHLS 319, 320, 335I, 340, 352, 362, 400, 415, 421, 470I, 490, 499.