Chicano and Latino Studies (AA) Social Science Total Units: 21.0

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2019

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.

Previous Versions:

Chicano and Latino Studies - effective Fall 2016
Chicano and Latino Studies - effective Spring 2013
Chicano and Latino Studies - effective Summer 2011
Chicano and Latino Studies - effective Spring 2010


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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the impact of the artistic, economic, social, and political history of Mexico and Latin America on Chicanos/Latinos in the United States;
  2. demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of Chicanos-Latinos in the development of arts, ideas and institutions in the United States;
  3. speak and write Spanish at the elementary level or above.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Chicano and Latino Studies program are:

  • Complete 21.0 units from
    • Chicano and Latino Studies Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Chicano and Latino Studies Major Requirements - complete 20.00 units
HIST 26History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present3.00
HIST 33History of Mexico3.00
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HIST 8.1History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 31Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
INTDIS 4Culture and Values in Latin America and The Caribbean3.00
PSYCH 34The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
SOC 30Race and Ethnic Relations3.00
SPAN 3Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 4Intermediate Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 40Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers4.00
SPAN 41Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers4.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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.

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