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 of Interdisciplinary Breadth Courses 
  • 25-32 Units of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Electives
  • Community Engaged Learning 

Core Curriculum (15 Units)

Majors must take three CSRE core curriculum courses including: 

  • CSRE 196C - Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (5 units)
  • 1 Comparative Core Course (5 units)
    • SOC 19N - The Immigrant Experience in Everyday Life
    • CSRE 21N - How to Make a Racist 
    • CSRE 32 - Theories in Race and Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective 
    • CSRE 51Q - Comparative Fictions of Ethnicity
    • PSYCH 75 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology 
    • CSRE 55N - Black Panther, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives 
    • CSRE 103B - Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices 
    • CSRE 142 - The Literature of the Americas
    • CSRE 149 - The Laboring of Diaspora & Border Literary Cultures 
    • CSRE 245 - Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development
    • CSRE 189 - Race and Immigration 
    • CSRE 246 - Constructing Race and Religion in America
    • CSRE 253C - Histories of Racial Capitalism 
    • CSRE 293 - Black and Brown: American Artists of Color
    • CSRE 389A - Race, Ethnicity, and Language: Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic 
  • 1 Capstone Course (5 units)
    • CSRE 200X - CCSRE Senior Seminar
      • Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies majors draw upon their interdisciplinary expertise and training in race studies to design and complete a public-facing research project or research paper. 
    • CSRE 201X, 201Y, & 201Z - CCSRE 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. 

Major Core Course (4-5 Units)

Majors are required to take CHILATST 100 - Introduction to Latinx Studies. 

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 Chicana/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 center issues of race and ethnicity. Categories of classes can be found on the School of Humanities & Sciences Bulletin Page.

Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Electives (25-32 Units)

Majors are required to complete their additional courses in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies. 

Community Engaged Learning 

All Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies majors participate in a community engaged learning experience. The CEL requirement may be fulfilled by a CEL course, fellowship, Alternative Spring Break, Honors Thesis, Senior Project, and/or internship. 

 

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 
  • 5 Units of a Major Core Course
  • 20 Units of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Electives 

Core Curriculum (5 Units)

Minors must take CSRE 196C- Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. 

Major Core Course (5 Units)

Minors are required to take CHILATST 100 - Introduction to Latinx Studies. 

Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Electives (20 Units)

Minors are required to complete their additional courses in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies. 

 

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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Faculty & Lecturers

Courses

Autumn
Code Title Instructor Quarter Day & Time
CHILATST 1SI English Language Learner Coaching and Curriculum Development Miano, A. (PI) Autumn
2022 - 2023
Wednesday
6:00 PM- 7:20 PM
CHILATST 100 Introduction to Latinx Studies Ornelas Rodriguez, I. (PI) Autumn
2022 - 2023
Monday Wednesday
3:30 PM- 5:20 PM
CHILATST 131 Raza Youth in Urban Schools: Mis-educating Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Communities (EDUC 131) Morales, D. (TA)
Martinez, R. (PI)
Autumn
2022 - 2023
Thursday
9:00 AM- 11:50 AM
CHILATST 140 Migration in 21st Century Latin American Film (ILAC 140) Briceno, X. (PI)
Wager, J. (TA)
Autumn
2022 - 2023
Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM- 2:50 PM
Spring
Code Title Instructor Quarter Day & Time
CHILATST 129 Race, Indigeneity, and Cultural Heritage in Latin America (ANTHRO 29A, ARCHLGY 29A, CSRE 129A) Callejas, H. (PI) Spring
2022 - 2023
Monday Wednesday
11:30 AM- 12:50 PM
CHILATST 193B Peer Counseling in the Chicano/Latino Community (EDUC 193B) Martinez, A. (PI) Spring
2022 - 2023
Monday
4:30 PM- 5:20 PM
Winter
Code Title Instructor Quarter Day & Time
CHILATST 1SI English Language Learner Coaching and Curriculum Development Barrett, K. (GP)
Miano, A. (PI)
Winter
2022 - 2023
Tuesday
6:00 PM- 7:20 PM
CHILATST 12D Intro to English III: Latinx Literature (COMPLIT 165, ENGLISH 12D, FEMGEN 12D) Gillett, L. (TA)
Burnett Valverde, A. (TA)
Moya, P. (PI)
Saldivar, R. (PI)
Winter
2022 - 2023
Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM- 2:50 PM
CHILATST 116 Latinx Social Movements Ornelas Rodriguez, I. (PI) Winter
2022 - 2023
Monday Wednesday
3:30 PM- 5:20 PM
CHILATST 128 Spanish through Comics (ILAC 128) Soler, C. (PI)
Won, H. (PI)
Winter
2022 - 2023
Monday Wednesday
11:30 AM- 12:50 PM
CHILATST 274 Mexican American History (HISTORY 274C, HISTORY 374C) Minian Andjel, A. (PI) Winter
2022 - 2023
Wednesday
4:30 PM- 7:20 PM