Chicano Studies

Course Description

UCOP A-G Approved: Section G – Elective (History) – Grades 9-12

The Chicana/o Studies course will examine the political, social and economic conditions that have impacted Chicana/o identity, and the historic events that have shaped Chicana/o communities in the United States from 1848 to current day. Moreover, this course provides Chicana/o history and experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between culture, race, gender, social class, language, immigration, historical developments, and artistic/literary expression. Students will analyze the long-lasting effects of historical events related to the Chicana/o in society. Students will engage in academic activities to further understand the content of the course. Finally, this course will provide students a critical analysis of the Chicana/o efforts towards their continued struggle for social justice.