Associate in Arts Degree: Chicana/o Studies

The Associate in Arts Degree in Chicana/o Studies is designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary examination of the experiences of persons of Mexican descent in the United States.  Students will analyze issues pertaining to the Chicana/o (Mexican-American) community in particular while holistically developing a critical understanding of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in American society.

Required Courses (15 units):
ETHS 101 C American Ethnic Studies 3 units
or ETHS 101HC Honors American Ethnic Studies (3 units)
ETHS 150 C Introduction to Chicana/o Studies 3 units
ETHS 151 C Chicana/o History I 3 units
ETHS 152 C Chicana/o History II 3 units
ETHS 153 C Chicana/o Contemporary Issues 3 units
Three (3) units from the following elective courses:
ANTH 225 C Cultures of Mesoamerica 3 units
ART 216 C Latin American Art 3 units
ETHS 129 C Introduction to
African-American Studies
3 units
ETHS 130 C African-American History I 3 units
ETHS 131 C African-American History II 3 units
ETHS 160 C Native American History 3 units
ETHS 170 C Introduction to Asian Pacific

American Studies

3 units
ETHS 171 C Asian Pacific American History 3 units
ETHS 235 C American Social Justice Movements 3 units
HIST 142 C History of Latin America I 3 units
HIST 143 C History of Latin America II 3 units
HIST 162AC History of the Americas I 3 units
HIST 162BC History of the Americas II 3 units
HIST 163 C History of Mexico 3 units
HIST 275 C History of California 3 units
Total units required for the major: 18 units