Sep 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chicana and Chicano Studies, BA


The BA in Chicana and Chicano Studies, offered by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies , provides students an in-depth understanding of the discipline of Chicana/o Studies as well as insights and skills to analyze and work with Chicanx-Latinx communities to address the issues they face. The degree encompasses three different areas of emphasis: Cultural & Creative Expression, Institutions & Community Engagement, and Transnationalism & Global Relations.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 53
Major Requirements 40
University Electives 27
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (53 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (33 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (9 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Physical Education (2 units)


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (3 units)


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Requirements (40 units)


Additional Upper Division Courses (21 units)


All Majors will select a specific specialization area and will take 9 units in that area and 6 units in each of the other two areas for a total of 21 units.

University Electives (27 units)


Students may choose 9 3-unit university or Chicana and Chicano Studies electives. Students are encouraged to enroll in a minor or second major.

Total Units Required (120 units)