From early settlement to current affairs, Chicano/Latino studies takes an in-depth look at the cultural, political, economic and educational forces that have impacted those from Mexico and other Latin American countries in the U.S.
topics Social Sciences
Skills & InterestSocial Sciences
Why choose program or class?
Chicano/Latino studies courses are personally enriching no matter your heritage. You may gain a better understanding and appreciation of people from different backgrounds or strengthen your sense of cultural history and identity. Chemeketa offers three introductory courses in Chicano/Latino studies that count toward humanities credits required for most transfer degrees.
What will you learn?
As the United State's largest minority group, Chicanos and Latinos have a rich presence in U.S. history. Courses provide insight to the experience Chicanos and Latinos have had adjusting to life in the United States –
- Latino history in the U.S.
- Social, educational, political and economic status of Latinos in the U.S.
- Latino culture in the U.S.
What will you do?
The social and cultural awareness and problem solving skills you develop in Chicano/Latino studies classes are valued in many career fields –
- Law and government
- Business and nonprofits
- Teaching and education
- Social and public services