MA Program

The Master's program offers an interdisciplinary course of study intended to provide students with a strong intellectual analysis of diverse Chicana/o and Latina/o experiences along with skills to address real-world issues in Chicana/o, Latina/o and other communities. The curriculum is grounded in the interdisciplinary Chicana/o Studies tradition of pursuing carefully developed, culturally grounded solutions to community needs. The individual courses and programs are intended to bridge the worlds of theory, cultural analysis, and practice. Students build on a solid foundation of historical and cultural analyses and attempt to develop new approaches to long-standing social, economic, educational, political, and intellectual problems that face Chicana/o, Latina/o and other communities. The program trains students to become leaders in a number of professional fields, including: teaching, social services, health care, and community service. We also prepare students for doctoral study in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies and other academic fields.

 

MAS Program Learning Objectives 

 

1-identify and analyze the major issues, questions, and debates driving theory and research in Chicana/o Studies through written and oral discourse, particularly the central role of race and ethnicity and its intersectional relationship to other socially constructed categories, such as gender, class/SES, andnormative heterosexuality, and its historically evolving role in shaping individual and group identities, opportunities, and outcomes in US institutions. [Covers the following University Learning Objectives: Specialized Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge, Social & Global Responsibilities]  {Primarily achieved in the following courses: 200, 210, 225}

 

2-analyze major theories, paradigms, and methods used to study Chicana/o and Latina/o communities historically and today, critically evaluate scholarship in the discipline, and conduct an ethically-based research, creative, or community-based project in Chicana/o Studies.  [Covers the following University Learning Objectives: Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge, Social & Global Responsibilities]  {Primarily achieved in the following courses: 205, 210, 240, 275}

 

3-effectively present and write insights related to PLOs 1 & 2 in chosen area of emphasis through capstone project that demonstrates the significance of this work and is adequate for effective instruction at the college level.  [Covers the following University Learning Objectives: Intellectual Skills, Social & Global Responsibilities]  {Primarily achieved in the following courses: 240, 298, 299}