In the United States, societies are increasingly heterogeneous with Latinos emerging as vibrant ethnic communities. The population shift presents a critical need to build diversity awareness through an appreciation of multilingualism, multiculturalism, and thoughtful engagement. Chicana and Chicano Studies is also known as Mexican American Studies and is also one component of Latino Studies offered at other colleges and universities in the United States. A Chicana and Chicano Studies minor enhances student analytical, critical thinking, communication, cross-cultural competency, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Similar to other Ethnic Studies types programs, Chicana and Chicano Studies provides students with a grounding in social justice and community based advocacy.
The minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies requires completing 18 credit hours, all of which can be completed in the online format.
Who is Eligible?
Students admitted to an undergraduate Accelerated Online Program and students otherwise interested in an undergraduate online education option are eligible for the minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies. Still, it is important to determine whether the minor is suitable. Interested students should connect with an academic advisor or reach out Chicana and Chicano Studies.
Program of Study
Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies
Chicana-o Latina-o Musical Cultures and Expressions
Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies
Advanced Seminar in Chicana and Chicano Studies
Spanish IV (Must be taken in residence at UNM)
Elective Courses in CCS/CCST
For elective courses, a student must choose 3 credit hours from one of the following course groups: ‘Chicanas and Chicanos as a Central Focus’, or ‘Chicana and Chicano-related Courses’. It is possible to complete the elective requirement in the online format. Current online CCS and CCST courses are displayed here.
Contact your advisor to plan your personal program of study.