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Chicano/Latino Studies

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

CareersSocial Sciences

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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