Acting Department Chair
Erualdo R. González, Alexandro José Gradilla, Monica D. Hanna, Gabriela Nuñez, Patricia A. Pérez
Chicana and Chicano Studies Mission and Vision Statement
Our mission is to expand critical thinking, communication and civic-mindedness through an engaging and interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on the arts, humanities and social sciences. We aim to prepare our students for future academic and employment endeavors in order to be successful leaders.
Our vision is to establish and uphold a premier Chicana/o Studies Department that promotes social justice through student-centered teaching/mentoring, research and service that focuses on Chicana/o- and Latina/o-origin communities.
The Bachelor of Art in Ethnic Studies (Option in Chicano Studies) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to expand their critical thinking, communication and civic mindedness through an engaging and interdisciplinary curriculum focused on the arts, humanities and social sciences. The program in Chicana/o Studies offers students an interdisciplinary education rooted in social justice-based traditions, writing, reading and expression. The program’s students learn to be ethical, culturally competent leaders in their communities. Alumni have gone on to graduate school and careers in education, mass media, marketing, community development, community organizing, social work, medicine, law and a wide variety of positions in federal, state and government.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies offers courses for advanced study in the following graduate degree programs:
- Master of Science in Education - Bilingual/Bicultural Concentration
- Master of Arts in History - Chicana/Chicano Studies Concentration
- Master of Arts in Spanish - Bilingual Concentration
- Master of Arts in Spanish - Chicana/Chicano Studies Concentration
Programs and Courses Offered
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsNon-Degree
CoursesChicana and Chicano Studies
Courses are designated as CHIC in the class schedule.