Chicana and Chicano Studies

Irene E. Vasquez, Director

1829 Sigma Chi Rd NE

MSC02 1680

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

(505) 277-6414
FAX (505) 212-0342

email: chicanos@unm.edu

Web site: http://chicanos.unm.edu/wordpress/

Statement of Academic Purpose

The Chicana and Chicano Studies program at the University of New Mexico is an interdisciplinary program with a foundation in Chicano and Latino studies. The mission of the program is to promote critical understanding of Chicano Hispano Mexicano communities through teaching, research, and community partnerships. This program accomplishes its mission by offering an undergraduate major, minor, and two certificate programs as well as sponsoring and participating in community initiatives and public lectures. The curricula and community engagement efforts focus on (1) Chicana and Chicano cultural studies, (2) politics and social justice, and (3) the transnational US-Mexico experience. Our curricula areas allow us to offer courses concerned with gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, arts and culture, political and social mobilization, immigration and citizenship, history and heritage, land grant studies, Chicana feminism and Queer theory. The three areas are addressed through a curricula taught in both English and Spanish and maintain a regional and transnational focus in New Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, and Mexico.

Students may take any of the Chicana and Chicano Studies courses as electives, or they may enroll in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Minor or certificate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center. Additionally, students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts or in American Studies may design a special focus in Chicana and Chicano Studies for their major. 


B.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies

Major Study Requirements

A minimum of 36 credit hours, including the following:

  • CCS 102 Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies
  • CCS 201 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish, or above; or an equivalent course taught in Spanish in another department. Must be taken in residence at The University of New Mexico.
  • CCS 332 Introduction to Chicana Studies
  • CCS 365 Chicana/o Cultural Studies
  • CCS 384 Community Based Learning in Chicana and Studies
  • CCS 480 New Approaches in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • CCS 490 Advanced Seminar in Chicana and Studies
  • Twelve hours chosen from one area of the three following concentrations: Cultural Studies, Intersectional Politics and Social Movements, or Transnational Perspectives. May include up to three credit hours of Independent Study or other courses having relevant subject matter, with the approval of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Director.

Concentration in Cultural Studies

CCS 342, 351, 393; AMST 186, 360, 363; ANTH 238, 337, 340; ENGL 265, 365, 465; HIST 260; SPAN 301, 370, 371, 375, 479.

Concentration in Intersectional Politics and Social Movements

CCS 360, 362, 364, 393; AMST 185; CRP 486; HIST 363; POLS 301, 307, 308, 400; SOC 326, 331, 420, 428/528; PSY 374; WMST 200.

Concentration in Transnational Perspectives

CCS 310, 331, 393, *460; AMST 309; ANTH 340; ECON 239; HIST 300, HIST 463, 464, 465; SPAN 101, 301, 307.


Certificate in New Mexican Cultural Landscapes

The certificate in New Mexican Cultural Landscapes is suited for UNM degree-seeking students who are interested in pursuing a special focus in New Mexican cultural landscapes.  The certificate is also available to individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of New Mexican populations in the United States.  Additional credit hour requirements exist for those not pursuing a degree.

Certificate Requirements

A minimum of 15 credit hours for UNM degree-seeking students*, selected from the following:

  • CCS 342, 372, 374; ANTH 337; AMST 360; HIST 260, 463; POLS 301; SPAN 371, 375, 479, SOC 326.

*As per UNM guidelines, students pursuing the certificate in New Mexican Cultural Landscapes must earn a total of 30 credit hours of college credit.


Certificate in Transnational Latino Studies (offered online)

The certificate in Transnational Latino Studies is suited for UNM degree-seeking students who are interested in pursuing a special focus in transnational or transborder latino studies.  The certificate is also available to individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Chicano and Latino populations in the United States.  Additional credit hour requirements exist for those not pursuing a degree.

Certificate Requirements

A minimum of 15 credit hours for UNM degree-seeking students*, including the following:

Select 3 credit hours from each of the following area:

  • Introductory Studies:  CCS 102, CCS 201
  • Globalization:  CCS 310, CCS *460
  • Gender and Expressive Culture:  CCS 331, CCS 364, CCS 365

Select 6 credit hours from the following area:

  • Community Studies:  CCS 384, CCS 351 (up to 6 credit hours), CCS 393

*As per UNM guidelines, students pursuing the certificate in Transnational Latino Studies must earn a total of 30 credit hours of college credit.


Minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies

Minor Study Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours, including the following:

  • CCS 201 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • CCS 490 Advanced Seminar in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish, or above; or an equivalent course taught in Spanish in another department. Must be taken in residence at The University of New Mexico.
  • 6 credit hours chosen from Course Listing A, distributed across at least two departments or programs. At least 3 of the 6 credit hours must be 300-level or above.
    May include up to 3 credit hours of Independent Study or other courses having relevant subject matter, with the approval of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Director.
  • 3 credit hours chosen from either Course Listing A or Course Listing B.

Course Listing A: Chicanas and Chicanos as a Central Focus (1)

CCS 310, 331, 332, 351, 360, 362, 364, 384, 393, *460, *480; AMST 363; CRP 486; ENGL 365, 465; HIST 260, 363, 464; SPAN 301(*), 370, 371, 375, 479.

Course Listing B: Chicana and Chicano-related Courses (1)

CCS 393, 495; AMST 185, 186, 309, 360 (*); ANTH 238, 337; CJ 413; ECON 239; FS 484; HIST 300, 463, 465; LING 435; POLS 301, 307, 308, 400; PSY 374; SOC 326, 331, 420, 428/528; WMST 200.

(1) Topics courses with relevant content may count toward the minor with the approval of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Director.

(*) Must have a Chicana and Chicano focus for course listing A or Chicana and Chicano-related focus for course listing B.


Courses

CCS 102. Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies. (3)



CCS 201. Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies [Introduction to Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies]. (3)



CCS 310. Immigration and Assimilation. (3)



CCS 331. Transnational Feminisms. (3)



CCS 332. Introduction to Chicana Studies. (3)



CCS 342. Race, Culture, Gender, Class in New Mexico History. (3)



CCS 351. Expediciones. (3 to a maximum of 6 ∆)



CCS 360. Chicano Latino Civil Rights. (3)



CCS 362. Chicana and Chicano Movement: El Movimiento Chicano. (3)



CCS 364. Raza Genders and Sexualities. (3)



CCS 365. Chicana/o Cultural Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



CCS 372. New Mexico Villages and Cultural Landscapes. (3)



CCS 374. New Mexico's Literary Landscapes and Beyond. (3)



CCS 384. Community-Based Learning in Chicana and Chicano Studies [Community-Based Learning in Chicana-o Hispana-o Communities]. (3)



CCS 393. Topics in Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies. (3, no limit ∆)



CCS *460. Chicanos and Latinos in a Global Society. (3)



CCS *480. New Approaches in Chicana and Chicano Studies [New Approaches to Chicana-o Studies]. (3)



CCS 490. Advanced Seminar in Chicana and Chicano Studies [Advanced Seminar in Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies]. (3)



CCS 495. Undergraduate Problems. (3 to a maximum of 6 ∆)



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