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Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Major

Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Major Requirments (An Overview) 

In order to earn a B.A. in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, students must complete at least 60 units toward the major.

  • 15 Units of Core Curriculum 
  • 4-5 Units of a Major Core Course
  • 3-5 Units of a Methodology Course 
  • 6-10 Units if Interdiciplinary Breadth Courses 
  • 25-32 Units of Chicana/o-Latina/o Focused Courses
  • One Community Engaged Learning Course 

Core Curriculum (15 Units)

Majors must take three CSRE core curriculum courses including, Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE 196C), an additional comparative-core course, and the CSRE Senior Seminar (CSRE 200X) taken in Autumn Quarter of their senior year.

Major Core Course (4-5 Units)

Majors are required to take one major-core course in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies.  Major Core Courses Include: ChiLat  171 & 180E.

Methodology Course (3-5 Units)

Majors are required to take a course focused on research methods relevant to their disciplinary approach as a student in Chacana/o-Latina/o Studies. Methodology Courses can be found on Explore Courses by using CSRE::Methodology as the search key.

Interdisciplinary Breadth (6-10 Units) 

Majors are required to fulfill the Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement by taking one course in a Social Science category, and one course in an Arts & Humanities category. Both classes must have a racial component to them. Categories of classes can be found on the School of Humanities & Sciences Bulletin Page.

Chicana/o-Latina/o Focus (25-32 Units)

Majors are required to complete their additional courses in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies from an approved list. All classes should have a Chicana/o-Latina/o American focus.

Community Enagaged Learning 

All majors are required to complete at least one service-learning experience. This requirement may be fulfilled by enrolling in a service-learning course, participating in an identity, race, or ethnicity focused service-learning Alternative Spring Break, participating in the Community Based Research Fellowship program, or enrolling in CSRE 198 Internship for Public Service while completing independent service work.

To find a more detailed overview of this major please visit our Bulletin Page.

If you are ready to declare, please visit the How to Declare Page.