Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Latino Studies - Fall 2013

Interdisciplinary Studies Track

This is the track for students attending SSU during and after the Fall 2013 school year. For previous CALS majors, please see Bachelor of Arts-Before Fall 2013.

The Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Latino Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the historical, political, social, educational, economic, and cultural developments that affect Latino communities in the United States. It provides an excellent background for students preparing for careers in education, social services, law, business, counseling, and community organizing.

CALS Core Requirements
Class Number Class Title Units
CALS 350 Latino Cultural Studies (Spring) 4
CALS 442 Gender, Race and Class (Spring) 4
CALS 445 Chicano/Latino History (Spring) 4
CALS 458 Chicano and Latino Studies Research and Methodology (Fall) 4

And one of the following courses: (3-4 Units)

  • CALS 160B: CALS Learning Community (C3)
  • CALS 219: The Latino Experience (D1)
  • CALS 220: Latina/o Arts and Humanities (C2)

Total units in the major core: 19-20


CALS Elecive Requirements (Two of the Following Classes)
Class Number Class Title Units
CALS 225 Spanish for Bilinguals (C2) 4
CALS 314 Latin American Literature (C2) 4
CALS 339 Latinos and the U.S. Labor Market 4
CALS 352 Chicano/Latino Philosophy (C2) 4
CALS 368 Chicano/Latino Music (C1) 4
CALS 374 Latino Literature (C2) 4
CALS 393 Chicano/Latino Cinema (C1) 4
CALS 403 Chicano/Latino Youth & Adolescents (E) 4
CALS 432 Latinos in a Global Context (D5) 4
CALS 451 Chicano/Latino Humanities (C3) 4
CALS 479 Chicano/Latino Art History (C1) 4

CALS Elective Requirements (Three of the Following Classes)
Class Number Class Title Units
CALS 400 Special Topics 4
CALS 405 The Chicano/Latino Family (Fall, every other year) 4
CALS 426 Latina/o Sociolinguistics (Spring, every other year) 4
CALS 456 Latinos and Education (Fall, every other year) 4
CALS 474 Major Authors in Latino Literature (Fall, every other year) 4
CALS 480 Latin American Migration to the U.S. (Fall) 4

Total elective units in the major: 20

Capstone Project

All CALS majors must complete a capstone project/paper during their senior year. Please consult with your major advisor about this requirement prior to the start of your senior year.

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