Chicano Studies Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the Department is to develop in students the academic tools to recognize, critically understand, and appreciate the social, historical, and continuing cultural significance of the Mexican American Chicana(o) Latinx communities. The program prepares Chicano Studies majors to effectively transfer to four-year universities, participate in the workplace, and to effect change as it relates local, national, and global purposes. Requiring completion of courses from the fields of Spanish, English, History, Art, Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology and Anthropology, the Chicano Studies Degree explores intersectionality globally, within Mexican American, Chicana(o) and Latina(o) communities and racialized societies. To enact change through civic advocacy, students are empowered to apply their knowledge and skills in the service of their communities, and to act in accord with the principles of social justice that they have acquired.