Chicana/o/x Studies Associate in Arts Degree

Division: Social Sciences

Financial Aid Eligible

The Chicana/o/x Studies Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary examination of the experiences of Chicanas/os/xs (Mexican Americans) and other Latina/o/x populations in the United States. Students will analyze issues pertaining to Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x communities in particular while holistically developing a critical understanding of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and power in American society. To earn an Associate Degree students must complete: (1) all major course requirements with a grade of C or better; (2) Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; (3) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; (4) complete all graduation requirements; and (5) have an overall GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires a total of 18 units in addition to other degree requirements.

Required courses (15 units):
ETHS 101 CAmerican Ethnic Studies3
or ETHS 101HC Honors American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 150 CIntro to Chicana-o-x Studies3
ETHS 151 CChicana-o-x History I3
ETHS 152 CChicana-o-x History II3
ETHS 153 C Chicana-o and Latina-o Contemporary Issues3
Select one of the following elective courses (3 units):3
Ancient Cultures/Mex/Cent Am3
Latin American Art3
Latino-a-x Literature3
Intro to African Amer Studies3
African-American History I3
African-American History II3
Intro to Native Amer Studies3
Native American History I3
Native American History II3
Intro to Asian Pac Am Studies3
Asian Pacific American History3
Race, Ethnicity & Pop Culture3
American Racial Liber. Mvmt3
History of Latin America I3
History of Latin America II3
History of Mexico3
History of the Americas I (formerly HIST 162AC)3
History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BC)3
History of California3
Soc of Cont Race Ethnic Rel3
Total Units18

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: The Chicana/o/x Studies Associate in Arts Degree is an interdisciplinary program of study intended to develop an awareness of and base knowledge regarding the contributions and participation of Chicanas/os/xs and Latinas/os/xs in American society, particularly in the context of their interactions with other cultures. The Chicana/o/x Studies major prepares and supports the interests and goals of those seeking entry into professional fields including the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, law, criminal justice, border and immigration occupations, international relations, social work, public service, medicine, allied health, public administration, library science, urban studies and teaching careers.