Minor in Chicana/o/x Studies

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Regardless of your ethnicity, a minor in Chicana/o/x Studies will help you better understand the Chicanx/Latinx community. In the program, you’ll learn about Chicanx history and have the opportunity to choose from electives that cover a variety of topics, including literature, food, decolonization, gender, media, immigration and more.

To complete the minor, you will need to fulfill 4 classes and submit the minor declaration form.

Scholarship Opportunities

Curriculum & Requirements

Chicana-Chicano Studies Minor

This minor does not meet a state of Washington endorsement.

Required Courses
Choose any four courses from the CHST subject area.20
Total Credits20

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Sample Courses

CHST 233. RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE ECONOMY IN THE U.S. AND LATIN AMERICA. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
This course aims to introduce how inequality is reflected, constructed, and reproduced through notions of race, class, and gender in the US and Latin America. This course asks: what are the forms of knowledge, practices, institutions, and values that have an informed power structure that influences the meaning of racial, ethnic, and economic relations in the U.S. and Latin American? What is power, and how does it help us understand how inequality between the U.S. and Latin America is structured?

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CHST 310. CHICANX/LATINX IN THE U.S. MEDIA. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course surveys how Chicanx/Latinx have been depicted in film, news, television and other media formats in the U.S. The course examines Hollywood depictions of the Latino/a experience in the film industry from the early period of U.S. cinema to contemporary representations; the depictions of Latinx in television and the news; and the emergence of Chicanx/Latinx early documentary to the full length dramatic feature film.

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CHST 335. GENDER REVOLUTION AND POLITICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course provides a broad overview of the political mobilization of women in Latin American conflicts which challenged authoritarian regimes and other systems of power by exploring the participation of women in revolutionary movements as combatants and other supporting and leadership roles. Systems of oppression such as masculinity, patriarchy, militarism and violence within the Latin American and U.S. context are examined.

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CHST 420. READINGS IN DECOLONIZATION. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: IDST 420.
Pre-requisites: IDST 101 and CHST 202.
This course grounds students in the theory and concepts of colonization, decolonization and indigenous peoples in America, with brief comparisons with global indigenous peoples and experiences. Through that theoretical understanding, students examine and formulate ways in which decolonization can impact and be integrated into indigenous lives and communities in a meaningful way.

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Chicana/o/x Electives

For a full list of the Chicana/o/x elective courses offered, head over to the catalog.