Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Office: Clark Hall 231

Telephone: 408-924-5760

Website: www.sjsu.edu/ccs

CCS Mailbox: ccs-dept@sjsu.edu


Ella Maria Diaz, Chair
Maria Luisa Alaniz
Julia Curry Rodriguez
Marcos Pizarro

Associate Professors

Rebeca Burciaga

Assistant Professors

Jonathan Gomez
Johnny Ramirez
Christine Vega


Established in 1969, the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CCS) is the oldest graduate program in Chicana/o Studies in the United States and only one of five graduate programs in Chicana/o Studies in California today. Founded on principles of social justice , the interdisciplinary program of study prepares students to critically examine and address contemporary issues resulting from intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in Chicanx-Latinx communities. Educating all students in Chicana/o Studies methods, fields, and discourse, CCS offers an MA degree in three areas of expertise: education, policy, and comparative ethnic studies. The BA provides students in-depth understanding of the discipline of Chicana/o Studies, as well as insights and skills to analyze and work with Chicanx-Latinx communities through three interrelated concentrations: Cultural & Creative Expression, Institutions & Community Engagement, and Transnationalism & Global Relations. It is designed to complement a number of majors across the university and for those who want a double major that includes CCS. The department also offers  a dynamic  interdisciplinary minor that enhances any undergraduate degree by providing a well-rounded introduction to the Chicanx-Latinx community, including history, politics, culture, alongside social, political, and economic contexts. CCS graduates become leaders in professional fields of teaching, social services, policy, health care, government, and community service. Many graduates pursue doctorates in Chicana/o studies, ethnic studies, and other academic fields.



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