Chicana and Chicano Studies

Irene E. Vasquez, Chairperson
1829 Sigma Chi Rd NE

MSC02 1680

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

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


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Statement of Academic Purpose

The Chicana and Chicano Studies department is interdisciplinary with a foundation in Chicano and Latino studies.  Its mission is to promote critical understanding of Chicano Hispano Mexicano communities through teaching, research, and community partnerships. The department accomplishes that mission by offering an undergraduate major in face-to-face and online environments, 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.  The curricula areas allow course offerings 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 the Bachelor of Arts in American Studies may design a special focus in Chicana and Chicano Studies for their majors.

Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


CCS 109. Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies. (3)

CCS 201. Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies. (3)

CCS 310. Immigration and Assimilation. (3)

CCS 320. Cine Chicano Y Mundial. (3)

CCS 330. Transnational Latina Feminisms. (3)

CCS 332. Introduction to Chicana Studies. (3)

CCS 336. Chicana Feminisms. (3)

CCS 340. Mexican Civilization. (3)

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

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 370 [365]. Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies [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. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

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

CCS 440. Literary Analysis of the Mexican Revolution. (3)

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

CCS *480. New Approaches in Chicana and Chicano Studies. (3)

CCS 486. Writers in the Community. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

CCS 490. Advanced Seminar in Chicana and Chicano Studies. (3)

CCS 493. Special Topics. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

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

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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
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