Acting Chairperson: Juan Mah y Busch
Professor: Deena J. González, Fernando J. Guerra
Associate Professor: KarenMary Davalos
Assistant Professor: Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
The interdisciplinary Chicana/o Studies curriculum is designed to enhance student understanding of the unique influence of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States. It is the belief of the Department that a liberal arts education should expose students to as many cultures and perspectives as possible. This exposure emphasizes the following aspects of the goals of the University: the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice. The goals of Chicana/o Studies have a special meaning given the significant historical and contemporary presence of Mexican and Chicana/o peoples in Los Angeles. Chicana/o Studies courses attempt to prepare all students to live in and contribute to a society which is increasingly diverse.
Chicana/o Studies Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of a course of study, in the major or minor in Chicana/o Studies, students will be able to:
- Interpret, define, and evaluate historical and contemporary information about Mexican-origin people living in the U.S.;
- Use and apply humanistic, scientific, and/or social science methods to arrive at understandings about Chicana/os;
- Compare and contrast recent theories, methodologies, ideas, and developments central to the discipline of Chicana/o Studies.