Latin@ / Chican@ Studies Minor (24-26 credits)

Mission

To provide students with a broad knowledge base and the intellectual tools to understand the

central questions, applications and languages relevant to this field of inquiry. Courses focus

on comparative topic issues, discipline specific approaches and practicum/experiential learning  opportunities.

Learning outcomes:

1. Explain the cultural dynamics of Mexican and Hispanic origin people in the U.S.

2. Integrate the lenses of history, social sciences and language studies to analyze topics and issues involving the Latino and Chicano communities.

3. Apply academic skills in Oregon’s Latino and Latin American communities.

 

Core (12-14)

Select four courses, at least one in social science and one in humanities. In the case of the

humanities courses, we recommend that you choose one language and one culture/literature course:

ED 301 Introduction to Chicano/a Studies

HST 454 Mexico and the Caribbean

HST 486 Chicano/a History

SOC 435 Chicano/a/Latino/a Studies: Social Issues, Social Movements

SPAN 317 Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers I

SPAN 318 Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers II

SPAN 319 Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers III

SPAN/HUM 328 Introduction to Chicano/a Literature

SPAN/HUM 342 Introduction to Chicano/a Latino Life and Culture

In consultation with an advisor, select four additional courses from courses above not already

used and/or the following, with no more than two courses from any one department:

ANTH 330 Contemporary Chicano/a Culture

ED 302 Multicultural Education and the American Experience

ENG 389 U.S. Minority Literature (when related to Latino/Chicano Studies)

GEOG 370 Human Migration

GEOG 371 Mexico and Central America

HST 490 Wests of Early America

HST 491 Western US: 20th Century Issues

SOC 406 Special Individual Studies (when related to Latino/Chicano Studies)

SOC 407 Seminar (when related to Latino/a Chicano Studies)

SOC 409 Practicum: Latino/a Ed Mentor

SPAN 317 Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers I

SPAN 318 Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers II

SPAN 319 Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers III

SPAN/HUM 340 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Mexico

SPAN 345 Migration and Borders in the Hispanic World (when related to Latino/a Chicano Studies)

SPAN 407 Seminar (when related to Latino/a Chicano Studies)

 

CONTACT US

Spanish Department

503-838-9250 | or e-mail: marroquinj@wou.edu