Department Learning Goals
- Students will effectively learn critical thinking and writing skills.
- Students will apply critical and theoretical analyses in written and oral presentations.
- Students will conduct research into Chicano/Latino studies subjects using both traditional and electronic sources.
- Students will study culture, history and language in study abroad programs in communities of origin to prepare them for the demands of a global society.
- Students will gain practical experience by working with Chicano/Latino community organizations and leaders through service learning and internships.
- Students will understand the relationship between race, class, gender and ethnicity in Chicano/Latino communities.
- Students will understand the historical and contemporary condition of Chicanas and Latinas by exploring the relationship between political power and gender oppression.
- Students will understand Chicano/Latino participation in public policy and civic life.
- Students will understand the changing roles of U.S.- Latin American relations as they relate to migration, globalization and economic development.
- Students will understand the historical and political development of the U.S.- Mexican border as it relates to the condition of populations on both sides.
- Students will understand the theoretical foundations of cultural studies and how they are applied to the understanding of ethnic studies in general and Chicano/Latino Studies in particular.
- Students will interpret, understand and engage literary works within cultural, social, and historical contexts.