Chicano/​Chicana Studies

https://www.miracosta.edu/academics/degree-and-certificate-programs/social-and-behavioral-sciences/sociology/index.html

Chicana/Chicano Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the socio-historical and contemporary factors that influence contemporary Chicana/o and Chicanx/Latinx cultures including their pre-Hispanic roots in the Americas. Chicana/Chicano Studies focus on systematic racism, ethnocentrism, and Eurocentrism with the ultimate goal of overcoming systems of oppression throughout the world. Chicana/Chicano Studies also investigates how race/ethnicity intersects with colonialism, imperialism, class, gender, and sexuality. Students take courses to prepare for a Chicana/Chicano Studies major or to fulfill general education requirements. Career options include teaching at the high school and college level, social work, non-profit work, human services, counseling, law enforcement, legal professions, and business.

Academic and Career Pathway: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Chair: Sean Davis

Dean: Michael Fino

https://www.miracosta.edu/academics/degree-and-certificate-programs/social-and-behavioral-sciences/sociology/index.html

Department: Sociology

Office: Building OC3100, 760.795.6871

How to Read Course Descriptions

For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available on the Courses and Programs webpage at https://www.miracosta.edu/governance/courses-and-programs-committee/curriculum-management-system.html.

Courses

CCS 230: Introduction to Chicana/o Studies

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SOC 230.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course is an introductory survey of the field of Chicano studies and the socio-historical and contemporary factors that influence contemporary Chicana/o and Chicanx/Latinx cultures including their pre-Hispanic roots in the Americas. The cross-disciplinary approach examines applicable methods and theories from sciences and humanities to analyze the lived experiences of Chicanos/as and Chicanxs/Latinxs. This course is designed for those wishing to gain general knowledge of the Chicana/o and Chicanx/Latinx experience.

CCS 232: Critical Issues in Chicana and Latina Studies

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SOC 232.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course examines critical themes in Chicana and Latina feminist scholarship and the lived experiences of Chicana and other Latina women in American society. It applies an interdisciplinary approach to examine power within and resistance to the family, religion, education, economics, culture, social conditions, health, and other areas.