The Department of Chicana(o) Latina(o) Studies offers several options to assist students in reaching their educational and career goals.
The Interdisciplinary Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies at Cal State LA engages students within the following content areas:
- Education and Critical Pedagogy
- Sociology and Immigration
- History and Community Studies
- Social Movements and Gender Studies
- Popular Music, Popular Culture and Literature
Upon successful completion of any of the program option degrees -- General Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, Teacher Preparation, and Minor -- students will become:
- Community scholars and leaders
- Scholars fluent in various research approaches
- Experts on key issues affecting the Chicana(o) and Latina(o) community
- Insightful problem-solvers who can understand the complexities of race and the multiple struggles for social justice
- Profficient in social media to addressing real-world problems
Please visit the CSULA catalog for additional information regarding the Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Option I: Mexican American Studies (General Program)
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican-American Studies, Option I, General Program is 120 units, of which 48 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.
Option II: Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Option
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Education Specialist/ Multiple Subject Credential, Option II, General Program is 120 units, of which 54 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.
Option II prepares prospective teachers for Grades K-8. Since passing the California Subject examinations for teachers (CSET) is a prerequisite for a teaching credential, students In Option II are expected to prepare for and take the three portions of the CSET. It is recommended to take the CSET early on in the program and report the results to a Chicano Studies advisor. Based on the CSET results and previous coursework, advisors will recommend directed elective courses to help students prepare for any sections of the CSET that were not successfully completed. A miminum grade of C is required in all courses used to meet the major requirements for the elementary subject matter teacher preparation option.