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Chicano/a Studies


To provide students with a broad knowledge base and the intellectual tools to understand the central questions, applications and language relevant to this field of inquiry. Courses focus on comparative topic issues, discipline specific approaches and practicum/experiential learning opportunities.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of the cultural dynamics of Mexican origin people in the U.S.
  2. Learn to apply an interdisciplinary approach–drawing from background, current issues and language studies–to examination of topics.
  3. Apply academic skills in Oregon’s Latin American communities through service learning opportunities.


Chicano/a Studies minor (24-26 credits)

Core (12-14)

 Select four courses, at least one in Social Science and one in Humanities:

ED 301 Introduction to Chicano/a Studies

HST 466 Mexican Foundations of Chicano/a/Latino/a History

HST 467 Chicano/a History

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

SPAN/HUM 328 Introduction to Chicano/a Literature

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

In consultation with an adviser, 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 489 Studies in Minority Literature (when  related to Chicano/a/Latino/a Studies)

GEOG 370 Human Migration

GEOG 463 Mexico and Central America

HST 351 Mexico and the Caribbean Since Independence

HST 476 US West to 1900

HST 477 US West in the 20th Century

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

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

SOC 409 Practicum: Latino/a Ed Mentor

SPAN 317 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers

SPAN 318 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers

SPAN 319 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers

SPAN/HUM 340 Civilization and Culture of Mexico

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




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