Major/Minor

Major Requirements


A minimum of 36 hours, including the following:

  • CCS 102 Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies
  • CCS 201 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish, or above, or an equivalent course taught in Spanish in another department. Must be taken in residence at The University of New Mexico.
  • CCS 332 Introduction to Chicana Studies
  • CCS 365 Chicana/o Cultural Studies
  • CCS 384 Community Based Learning in Chicano Hispano Communities
  • CCS 480 New Approaches in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • CCS 490 Advanced Seminar in Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies
  • Twelve hours chosen from one area of the three following concentrations: Cultural Studies, Intersectional Politics and Social Movements, or Transnational Perspectives. May include up to three hours of Independent Study or other courses having relevant subject matter, with the approval of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Director.

Concentration1 – Cultural Studies


CCS 342, CCS 351, CCS 393, AMST 186, 360*, 363, ANTH 238, 337, 340, ENGL 265, 365, 465, HIST 260, SPAN 301*, 370, 371, 375, 479

Concentration2 – Intersectional Politics and Social Movements


CCS 360, CCS 362, CCS 364, 393, AMST 185, CRP 486, HIST 363, POLS 301, 307, 308, 400, SOC 326, 331, 420, 428/528, PSY 374, WMST 200

Concentration 3- Transnational Perspectives


CCS 310, CCS *460, CCS 331, CCS 393, AMST 309, ANTH 340, ECON 239, HIST 300, HIST 463, 464, HIST 465, SPAN 101, 301, SPAN 307

Minor Requirements


A minimum of 18 hours, including the following:

  • CCS 201 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • CCS 490 Advanced Seminar in Chicana/o Studies
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish, or above, or an equivalent course taught in Spanish in another department. Must be taken in residence at The University of New Mexico.
  • Six hours chosen from Course Listing A, distributed across at least two departments or programs. At least 3 of the 6 hours must be 300 level or above.  May include up to three hours of Independent Study or other courses having relevant subject matter, with the approval of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Director.
  • Three hours chosen from either Course Listing A or Course Listing B

Course Listing A: Chicanas and Chicanos as a Central Focus (1)


CCS 310, CCS 331, CCS 332, CCS 360, CCS 362, CCS 344, CCS 351, CCS *460, CCS 364, CCS 384, CCS 393, CCS 480, AMST 363, CRP 486, ENGL 365, ENGL 465, HIST 260, HIST 363, HIST 464, SPAN 301*, SPAN 370, SPAN 371, SPAN 375, SPAN 479.

Course Listing B: Chicana and Chicano-related Courses (1)


CCS 393, CCS 495, AMST 185, AMST 186, AMST 309, AMST 360, ANTH 238, ANTH 337, CJ 413, ECON 239, FS 484, HIST 300, HIST 463, HIST 465, LING 435, POLS 308, POLS 301, POLS 307, POLS 400, PSY 374, SOC 326, SOC 331, SOC 420, SOC 428/528, WMST 200.

(1) Topics courses with relevant content may count toward the minor with the approval of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Director.

*Courses with these numbers must have a Chicana and Chicano Studies focus for course listing A or Chicana and Chicano-related focus for course listing B.