Minor Programs

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The Chicana(o) Latina(o) Studies Department offers three minors for students who are majoring in other fields. For additional information, click on the icon to visit the ecatalog.calstatela.edu

Minor in Central American Studies

The minor in Central American Studies provides students with an in-depth and cross-disciplinary exploration of Central America, its past and present, and its connections to the United States through globalization and international migration.

A total of 21 units are required. 9 units are constituted by core requirements and the remainder of the units is drawn from elective courses.

Minor in Chicano Studies

The minor in Chicano Studies provides students with a curriculum focusing on Chicana(o) and Latina(o) in contemporary US society, with emphasis on diversity, social justice and public health. In addition, students have the opportunity to focus and deepen their understanding on several of the areas affecting their social, cultural and political life. 

A total of 21 units are required of which 9 units are constituted by lower division core requirements, 6 units are upper division required course on contemporary issues dealing with social justice and public health in Latino communities, and 6 units are upper division electives. 

Minor in Mesoamerican Studies

The minor in Mesoamerican Studies offers students a cross- and interdisciplinary curriculum on the cultures frequently associated with the Aztecs and Mayas, but inclusive of other ancient peoples who populated metropolitan and ceremonial centers such as Teotihuacan and Tula. The fields of study include art history, cave archaeology, colonial ethnography, and myth narratives read as examples of Mesoamerican "literature," such as the poetry of Ancient Mexico (e.g., Texcoco), and Maya texts, such as the Popol Vuh and the Rabinal Achi, among others.

A total of 21 units in required and elective courses comprise the minor in Mesoamerican Studies.