The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
This major has been inactivated as of fall 2019 and replaced with the Social Justice Studies major.
The goal of the Chicano and Latino Studies major is to provide an interdisciplinary approach that assesses the historical, cultural, social, educational, political, and economic factors that impact Chicanos and Latinos in the United States. The associate degree will prepare students for upper division work in Chicano and Latino Studies.
- Analyze the impact of the artistic, economic, social, and political history of Mexico and Latin America on Chicanos/Latinos in the United States;
- demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of Chicanos-Latinos in the development of arts, ideas and institutions in the United States;
- speak and write Spanish at the elementary level or above.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Students who have taken the equivalent of SPAN 1 or SPAN 2 in High School may substitute SPAN 3 or SPAN 4. (Substitution petition required.)
No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.