Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Program

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.

Jonathan Rosa

Jonathan Rosa

Director of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies

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.

Major Requirements

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.

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

Minor Requirements

In order to earn a Minor in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, students must complete at least 30 units toward the minor.

  • 5 Units of a Core Curriculum Course (CSRE 196C) 
  • 5 Units of a Major Core Course
  • 20 Units of Chicana/o-Latina/o Focused Courses

Core Curriculum (5 Units)

Minors must take Intro to CSRE (CSRE 196C). 

Major Core Course (5 Units)

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

Chicana/o-Latina/o Focus (20 Units)

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

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

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

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Courses

Autumn
Code Title Instructor Quarter Day & Time
CHILATST 1SI English Language Learner Tutoring and Curriculum Development Valdes, G. (PI) Autumn
2020 - 2021
Monday
7:30 PM- 8:20 PM
CHILATST 124C Cultures of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (AMSTUD 124, ENGLISH 124C) Nugent, C. (PI) Autumn
2020 - 2021
Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM- 11:50 AM
CHILATST 140 Migration in 21st Century Latin American Film (ILAC 140) Briceno, X. (PI)
Soler, C. (TA)
Autumn
2020 - 2021
Tuesday
2:30 PM- 3:50 PM
CHILATST 148 Inglés Personal: Coaching Everyday Community English (CSRE 148D, EDUC 148) Valdes, G. (PI) Autumn
2020 - 2021
Monday
7:00 PM- 8:50 PM
CHILATST 173 Mexican Migration to the United States (AMSTUD 73, HISTORY 73, HISTORY 173) Carrillo, M. (PI)
Dunn-Salahuddin, A. (TA)
Robles-Baez, C. (TA)
Autumn
2020 - 2021

CHILATST 177A Well-Being in Immigrant Children & Youth: A Service Learning Course (CSRE 177E, EDUC 177A, HUMBIO 29A) Padilla, A. (PI) Autumn
2020 - 2021
Tuesday
10:30 AM- 11:50 AM
CHILATST 201B The Undocumented Migration Project Exhibition at Stanford (CSRE 201B) Hernandez, G. (PI) Autumn
2020 - 2021
Thursday
4:30 PM- 5:50 PM
Winter
Code Title Instructor Quarter Day & Time
CHILATST 112 (Afro)Latinx in Reggaeton & Hip Hop: Blackness, Feminisms, and Performances (AFRICAAM 112X) Bruno, S. (PI) Winter
2020 - 2021
Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM- 11:50 AM
CHILATST 148 Inglés Personal: Coaching Everyday Community English (CSRE 148D, EDUC 148) Valdes, G. (PI) Winter
2020 - 2021
Tuesday
6:30 PM- 8:20 PM
CHILATST 177B Well-Being in Immigrant Children & Youth: A Service Learning Course (CSRE 177F, EDUC 177B) Padilla, A. (PI) Winter
2020 - 2021
Tuesday
10:30 AM- 11:50 AM
CHILATST 180E Introduction to Chicanx/Latinx Studies (CSRE 180E, EDUC 179E) Rosa, J. (PI) Winter
2020 - 2021
Wednesday
1:00 PM- 3:50 PM
CHILATST 195 U.S. Latinx Art (ARTHIST 194, CSRE 195) Salseda, R. (PI)
Deb, A. (TA)
Winter
2020 - 2021
Monday Wednesday
1:00 PM- 2:20 PM
CHILATST 198 Internship for Public Service (CSRE 198) Marquez, R. (PI) Winter
2020 - 2021

Spring
Code Title Instructor Quarter Day & Time
CHILATST 114 Brujas and Blackness: Transnational Feminist Perspectives of AfroLatinidad Cortes, K. (PI) Spring
2020 - 2021
Tuesday Thursday
2:30 PM- 3:50 PM
CHILATST 124A Latinx Literature (CSRE 124A, ENGLISH 124A) Jimenez Ruvalcaba, L. (TA)
Moya, P. (PI)
Saldivar, R. (PI)
Spring
2020 - 2021
Monday Wednesday
10:00 AM- 11:20 AM
CHILATST 128 Spanish Literature and Language through Comics (ILAC 128) Hoyos, H. (PI)
Soler, C. (PI)
Spring
2020 - 2021
Tuesday
10:30 AM- 11:50 AM
CHILATST 131 Raza Youth in Urban Schools: Mis-educating Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Communities (EDUC 131) Martinez, R. (PI) Spring
2020 - 2021
Tuesday
8:30 AM- 11:20 AM
CHILATST 148 Inglés Personal: Coaching Everyday Community English (CSRE 148D, EDUC 148) Valdes, G. (PI) Spring
2020 - 2021
Monday
7:00 PM- 8:50 PM
CHILATST 193B Peer Counseling in the Chicano/Latino Community (EDUC 193B) Martinez, A. (PI) Spring
2020 - 2021
Monday
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM