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


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.