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Chicano Studies



The Associate of Arts degree in Chicano studies is intended for students wishing to acquire historical, theoretical, and cultural understanding of the Chicano (Mexican-American) community from the formation of the Chicano identity up to current issues pertaining to this group. The degree program is particularly relevant to students intending to work and/or interact in environments with high concentrations of Chicanos and/or those with familial or personal ties to the Mexican-American community. This program is also intended to prepare students interested in transferring to four-year institutions as Chicano studies majors.

As a multidisciplinary program, the Chicano studies degree draws upon disciplines encompassing the humanities, language and fine arts, and a number of social sciences. Specifically, issues of politics, identity, and social justice are explored while Chicano contributions to the artistic, political, economic, and cultural landscape of mainstream U.S. society are examined.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • A student who successfully completes the AA Degree requirements for Chicana/o Studies should be able to (1) define and explain the basic terms and concepts with the field of Chicana/o Studies and (2) identify and analyze at minimum two contemporary issues affecting the Chicano/Latino community.

To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in Chicano Studies, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the college along with the following:

Major Advising Sheet: Chicana-o-x Studies 20-21

NOTE: Students interested in transferring as a Chicano Studies major should consult with a counselor for appropriate general education & major preparation counseling.