Chicana/Chicano Studies

Chicana and Chicano Studies - AC

This program is not eligible for VA Education Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Effective term: 
2018 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: PC, EM, GC

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Chicana and Chicano Studies explores the unique experiences of the Chicana and Chicano people living in the Southwest. The Certificate provides a study of Mexican-American life in the society of the United States, including Mexican background, social and cultural differences, and experiences of assimilation.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Admission criteria


ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
CCS101Chicana and Chicano Studies 3
HIS109Mexican-American History and Culture 3
SPH245Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest 3
Restricted Electives
ENH112Chicano Literature 3
HIS145History of Mexico 3
HUM213Hispanic Film 3
SPA101Elementary Spanish I 4
SPA102Elementary Spanish II 4
SPA103Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 4
SPA104Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 4
SPA201Intermediate Spanish I 4
SPA202Intermediate Spanish II 4
SPA203Spanish for Spanish-Speaking Students I 4
SPA204Spanish for Spanish-Speaking Students II 4
  1. Conduct an oral history of an elderly Chicana or Chicano and correlate it with the Chicana and Chicano experience. (CCS101)
  2. Describe and analyze the causes and nature of United States expansion into the Borderlands of North America. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
  3. Describe and analyze development of the borderlands and the role of Chicanas and Chicanos in the process. (CCS101, HIS109)
  4. Describe the status, and ramifications, of Chicana and Chicano/Mexican civil, employment, political, and social rights from the time of the arrival of the railroads to the present. (CCS101, HIS109)
  5. Describe and analyze the nature and consequences of United States activities and policies toward Mexico since the Mexican War and their impact on Chicanas and Chicanos. (CCS101, HIS109)
  6. Describe and analyze the nature and consequences of historical and contemporary Mexican government activities and policies within Mexico and their impact on Chicanas and Chicanos. (CCS101, HIS109)
  7. Describe and analyze the consequences of the Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the former Mexican citizens and their descendants. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
  8. Describe and analyze the Spanish and Indian origins of Mexican culture and people. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
  9. Describe and analyze the expansion and evolution of Hispanic societies and culture up to Mexican Independence. (CCS101, HIS109, SPH245)
  10. Examine the development of the Chicana and Chicano Movement and explain its ideology through its visual art, music, theater, and literature. (CCS101, SPH245)
  11. Analyze the development of the Chicana and Chicano Movement and correlate it with the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. (HIS109)
  12. Examine the evolution and contemporary styles of Hispanic art, music, theater, and literature of the Borderlands. (SPH245)