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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Chicano and Latino Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Latino Studies (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division (6 units):

Take the following:

  • CHLS 105 Identity and Assimilation in Chicano Life (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.

Take one of the following:

  • CHLS 100 Introduction to Chicano & Latino Studies (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.
  • CHLS 101 Introduction to Chicano/a & Latino/a Life (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Upper Division (33 units)

Take the following core:

  • CHLS 300 Chicano History (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CHLS 310 Chicano Thought (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • CHLS 350 The Latino Population in the U.S. (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CHLS 498 Senior Colloquium (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Take 21 units of electives from the following:

  • Cultural Studies: CHLS 315, 330, 341, 342, 380, 381, 390I, 420, 450A, 450B, 450I, 490, 499
  • Social Inquiry: CHLS 319, 320, 335I, 340, 352, 362, 400, 415, 421, 430, 470I, 490, 499

Departmental Language Requirement:

Take one of the following options:

  • 1. Two years of college Spanish;
  • 2. Successful completion of the following course:
    • SPAN 250 Spanish for Bilinguals (6)
      Prerequisite: Near native speaker oral skills and GE Foundation requirements (or concurrent enrollment in at least one Foundation course).
  • 3. A score of 4 or above on the high school advanced placement exam in Spanish language or literature;
  • 4. Successful completion of a proficiency exam.

Special Track

In addition to the general major in Chicano and Latino Studies, the department also offers a program for students who wish to complete a Special Track major in Chicano and Latino Studies. Within the Special Track, students may receive up to a maximum of 12 units of credit for upper division Chicano and Latino Studies related course work taken from other disciplines. Students wishing to pursue the Special Track major must develop an approved program of study in consultation with the Chicano and Latino Studies Department academic advisor.

The Special Track consists of 39 units total, 33 of which must be upper division, including the following:

Lower Division (6 units):

Take the following core:

  • CHLS 105 Identity and Assimilation in Chicano Life (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.

Take one of the following:

  • CHLS 100 Introduction to Chicano & Latino Studies (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A2.
  • CHLS 101 Introduction to Chicano/a & Latino/a Life (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Upper Division (33 units)

Take the following core (12 units required):

  • CHLS 300 Chicano History (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CHLS 310 Chicano Thought (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • CHLS 350 The Latino Population in the U.S. (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CHLS 498 Senior Colloquium (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Special Track: 21 units of upper division electives, with a maximum of 12 units of course work from other disciplines, selected with the approval of the Chicano and Latino Studies Department advisor.

Language Requirement: The language requirement may be met by one of the following options:

  • 1. Two years of college Spanish;
  • 2. Successful completion of the following:
    • SPAN 250 Spanish for Bilinguals (6)
      Prerequisite: Near native speaker oral skills and GE Foundation requirements (or concurrent enrollment in at least one Foundation course).
  • 3. A score of 4 or above on the high school advanced placement exam in Spanish language or literature;
  • 4. Successful completion of a proficiency exam.
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