Welcome to the Program in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University. As part of the Center for Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity, the program is an interdisciplinary unit offering both majors and minors the opportunity to explore the vast complexity of Chicanxs and Latinxs living in America.
Established in 1997, the Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies program affords students an opportunity to explore the culture, society, economy, and politics of this important and growing segment of our national population. Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies focuses on the U.S. population with origins in the countries of Mexico, Latin America, and/or South America. Students who major or minor in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies have an opportunity to select from courses in the humanities, social sciences, and courses offered by affiliated faculty in the School of Education.
Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies is a major, or minor, for any Stanford student who wants an intellectually rigorous and socially relevant course of study. Our program allows students to take classes across a variety of disciplines, while focusing on the historical and contemporary experiences of Chicanxs and Latinxs in America. The program promotes the development of close professional relationships among faculty, students, and staff that will provide students the intellectual and administrative support to obtain as rewarding an academic experience as possible.
The program in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies offers students opportunities to critically examine borders that constitute the Americas as a political and cultural formation. The major attends to histories and contemporary realities of migration, colonialism, imperialism, and diaspora that link the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, students must complete 60 units.
1 Introductory course
CSRE100: Intro to Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
1 Major Core Course
CHILATST100: Introduction to Latinx Studies
1 Comparative Core course offering a foundation in race studies
CSRE101A: Indigeneity and Colonialism
CSRE101B: Institutions and Inequities
or CSRE101C: Resistance and Liberation
1 Methodology course in a discipline of your choosing
1 Community-Engaged Learning course or preapproved project
1 Capstone course
CSRE 200X - CSRE Senior Seminar
CSRE majors draw upon their interdisciplinary expertise and training in race studies to design and complete a public-facing research project or research paper.
or CSRE 201X, 201Y & 201Z - CSRE Honors Seminar
The Honors Thesis Seminar is a year-long research- and writing-intensive sequence designed to support students as they apply their skills, knowledge, and political commitments to the investigation of a focused research question.
At least 6 additional courses in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies (30 units minimum)
Students may apply 5 units of sustained study of the Spanish language towards their Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies degree
To find a more detailed overview of this major please visit our Bulletin Page.