Chicana-Chicano Studies Minor
The minor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Program (CCSP) provides all students regardless of ethnicity with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding and appreciation of Chican@ and Latin@ communities. The CCSP focuses primarily on Chican@ and Latin@ historical experiences of colonization and neo-colonization, economic and cultural contributions to U.S. society, and historical and contemporary struggles, movements and strategies of resistance and survival. The CCSP’s offerings include lower and upper division coursework. The Chicana–Chicano Studies minor provides students with an inclusive and interdisciplinary understanding of Chican@ and Latin@ experiences in the U.S. Specifically, the minor prepares students for the rapidly changing demographic trends in the U.S. and provides critical knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to an ethnically and culturally diverse society. In tandem with this approach, the CCSP offers a rigorous academic program of study that prepares students for graduate and professional schools and employment in community based organizations or the non-profit industrial complex. While the minor is especially suited for those students applying to graduate school, teaching in K–12, educational administration including counseling psychology, social services positions, business, educational and community organizing, the minor is appropriate for all major fields of study given the discipline’s interdisciplinary foundation. Chican@s and Latin@s are now the largest racial ethnic groups in the nation, and the Chicana–Chicano Studies minor will provide all students with an appreciation of the history, political, social and cultural realities of Chican@s and Latin@s in contemporary U.S. society.
This minor does not meet a state of Washington endorsement.
|CHST 101||INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO CULTURE||5|
|or CHST 201||LATINAS/OS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY|
|CHST 218||CHICANO HISTORY||5|
|CHST 300||SURVEY OF CHICANO LITERATURE||5|
|CHST 320||CHICANO-LATINO POLITICS IN AMERICA||5|
|CHST 340||LATINA/O COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S.: FIELD RESEARCH IN CHICANA/O, LATINA/O STUDIES||5|
|or CHST 499||DIRECTED STUDY|
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- effectively demonstrate competence in oral, written and/or visual media in presenting research findings;
- demonstrate competence with analyzing contemporary and global issues and how they affect the Chicana/o experience;
- demonstrate an understanding of Chicana/o peoples’ diversity as it pertains to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, immigrant status, age, region and educational background;
- demonstrate and articulate how Chicano Studies’ training and experience can be applied to various job opportunities;
- demonstrate and articulate an understanding of Chicana and Chicano Studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry
- exercise critical, interdisciplinary thinking in order to adequately problem-solve;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role that activism and struggle have and continue to play in building a Chicana/o consciousness and ideologies of empowerment and transformative social change.