Sep 26, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, B.A.


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Objectives


The mission of the Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University is to engage students in a transformative education that promotes a critical understanding of the complex and intersecting patterns of racial, sexual, class, and other systems of power and privilege that have historically and contemporarily shaped Chicana/o and Latina/o communities in the United States. The Department is built on an interdisciplinary curriculum that engages recent theoretical and methodological developments in the discipline of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. The Department fosters a socially and intellectually engaged environment that prepares students as leaders in a society which is increasingly diverse and which requires expertise about racial, ethnic, class, political, and social differences.

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Student Learning Outcomes


At the end of a course of study, in the major or minor in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, students will be able to:

  • Interpret, define, and evaluate historical and contemporary information about and representations of Chicana/os and Latina/os;
  • Use and apply humanistic, scientific, and/or social science methods, in overlapping methods as appropriate, to arrive at their understandings of Chicana/os and Latina/os;
  • Engage recent theories, methodologies, ideas, and developments central to the discipline of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, including interdisciplinary methods and multidisciplinary approaches;
  • Value engaged learning, life-long education, and leadership for social justice.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


8 semester hours

Upper Division Requirements:


29 semester hours:

  • Critical Explorations: 16 semester hours, 4 semester hours per category: History, Media & Visual Culture, Social Science, and Language & Literature
  • Specialization: 4 additional semester hours from Critical Explorations or an upper division non-CLST cross-listed course
  • Capstone: 9 semester hours, Fall and Spring of senior year: Fall: CLST 5002 Advanced Critical Methods  and CLST 5001 Capstone Research ; Spring: CLST 5003 Capstone Seminar  

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 16 semester hours (4 classes). Note that core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • CLST Critical Explorations 4 semester hours
  • CLST Critical Explorations 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLST Critical Explorations 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • CLST Critical Explorations 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLST Specialization course in one area of Critical Explorations 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Recommended Electives


For the purpose of providing our majors and minors with an interdisciplinary perspective, the Department recommends courses that include a Latina/o and/or critical race studies component. In consultation with the Department Chair, these may be counted towards the Specialization requirement in the major. These courses include, but are not limited to:

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