Que Onda? | Minor in CHST

The Chicano Studies Minor is one of seven minors offered by the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies. Chicano Studies emerged in the late 1960's in an attempt to systematically meet the social, cultural and educational needs of people of Mexican descent.

A foundation was laid and work began on the structure of a discipline dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge about the experience of the Mexican American people. As a result of ongoing efforts, the discipline of Chicano Studies has developed during its 35 plus years, and students are now able to participate in this relevant field of study.

This minor is designed to provide students with an awareness of the social, political, economic, and cultural situations of the Mexican American. The minor is particularly suitable for those students preparing to enter the field of teaching and other professions dealing with Mexican American and Latin communities, such as law, business, journalism, social work, public administration, medicine, mental health, child development, and special education.
Minor Requirements: 24-25 units

Minor Core: 15 units

4 courses required:

CHST 157 Intro to Chicano Studies 3.0 FS Eth
CHST 358 Chicanos Contemporary Society 3.0 FA Eth
CHST 459 Chicanos/ Latinos: Cross-Cultural 3.0 Inq
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Prerequisites: CHST 157 or SOCI 100
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MCGS 155 Intro to Multicultural/ Gender Studies 3.0 FS Eth
1 course selected from:
CHST 135 Mexican Heritage in U.S. 3.0 FS Eth
CHST 234 Mexican Heritage to 1848 3.0 FA Eth
Breadth: 3-4 units

1 course selected from:

CHST 354 Chicano Literature 3.0 FA Eth
CHST 406 Meso-American/ Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
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Prereqs: ART 101 and ART 102 for art majors.
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HIST 382 Mexico: History and Politics 3.0 FS NW
LAST 352 Mexico: Art/ Literature/ Music 3.0 FS NW
SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 3.0 FS
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Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
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SPAN 202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 3.0 FS
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Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
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Capstone: 6 units

1 course required:

MCGS 495 Senior Seminar in MCGS 3.0 FS WP
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Prereq: ENGL 130 with a C- or higher.
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1 course selected from:
MCGS 385 Community Activism and Service 3.0 Inq
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Prerequisites: MCGS 155 and CHST 157
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MCGS 489 Internship in MCGS 3.0
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See Chico State 2005-2007 Catalog for course descriptions
FS= Offered in Fall and Spring Semester Eth= Fulfills Ethnic Requirement
FA= Offered only in Fall Semester NW= Fulfills Non-Western Requirement
Inq= Inquire about Offerings WP= Fulfills Writing Proficiency Requirement
For more information contact:
Chicano Studies Coordinator