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.
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 Engaged 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.