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Formerly Cultural Studies, La Raza –
This program is designed to focus on Mexican-American history, heritage, and culture. Chicano-Latino Studies offers a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of society and culture. The curriculum provides students with the strong academic background helpful to those planning careers in law, health, education, social work, business, and industry. Chicano-Latino Studies provides the knowledge and skills necessary to help students understand, communicate, and appreciate the rich cultural diversity in American society through the study of the Mexican-American community.

Associate in Arts Degree

class units
CLS 11 Intro to Chicano-Latino Studies 3
CLS 12 Mexican American History 3
CLS/SOC 14 Sociology of the Mexican American Community 3
CLS 21 Chicano Literature 3


Course Options: Select 8 Units Units  
CLS 13 Politics and the Chicano-Latino Community 3
CLS 17 Beginning Mexican Folklorico Dance 3
CLS 18 Latin Jazz 3
CLS 20 Chicano Art 3
CLS 22 Pre-Columbian Art 3
CLS/WSTS 24 La Chicana and Latina 3
CLS 27 Adv Mexican Folklorico Dance 3
CLS/ANTHRO 28 Ancient Mexico 3
CLS/HIST 29 History of Mexico 3
CLS 30 The Mexican-American Family 3
CLS 33 Community Leadership 3

Recommended Electives: Students are encouraged to include Spanish classes as part of their college program.

Note: An associate in arts degree will be awarded to the candidate who successfully completes a total of 60 units. The 60 units must include associate degree requirements and 20 units of course work as listed above. Associate degree requirements are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. General Education requirements for transfer certification are listed in the Transfer Requirements section of this catalog.

Last updated: 6/24/2008 1:48:51 PM