Overview.

The Social Justice Studies-Chicanx Studies Program is an academic curriculum composed of courses that critically explore, through interdisciplinary means, the past and present experiences of Chicanx/Latinx minority groups in the United States. The Social Justice Studies-Chicanx Studies Program Studies program strives to begin meeting the educational obligation to a multi-cultural community. The Social Justice Studies-Chicanx Studies Program examines the past and present experiences of Chicanx and others of Latin American decent. The Social Justice Studies-Chicanx Studies Program courses are designed to prepare students to serve the Chicanx/Latinx community, to become aware of the culture and heritage and to develop a critical assessment of the social, political and economic experience of this community. The interdisciplinary nature of our Social Justice Studies-Chicanx Studies Program prepares students for transfer to four-year universities that offer upper division majors in this area. Social Justice Studies-Chicanx Studies Program Studies students have followed many career paths that include: : Education, Law, Social Work, Immigrant Rights, Administration of Justice, Civil Rights, Politics, Government, Community and Housing Development, Community Organizing and more.

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To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyze the socio-historical origins, processes, and consequences of dominance and subordination in regards to race, ethnicity, and other underrepresented groups.
  • Compare and assess the socio-historical evolution of major ethnic groups in the United States and test the validity of various integration theories.
  • Assess the racial history of the United States using relevant sociological terminology.

Required Courses

Major Requirements

 
Course Title Units
Core Requirements  
ETH 010 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3
ETH 030 Chicana/o Culture 3
WOMS 010 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
List A - Select 3 courses(9 units) from at least 2 areas from the following  
Courses must be related to social justice, gender/women or ethnicity/race. Only one course from area 4 may be used.  
Area 1: History and Government  
HIST 022 Mexican-American History 3
Area 2: Arts and Humanities  
ENGL 080 Mexican-American Literature 3
Area 3: Social Sciences  
ETH 035 Sociology of the Chicana/o Experience 3
SOC 010 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods  
BUS 060 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3

Or

 

MATH 063

Elementary Statistics  

Or

 

PSYCH 018

Introduction to Research Methods  

Total Requirements

 
Course Title Units
Major Requirements 18
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1 37-39
Transferable electives (as needed to reach 60 units)  
Total Units 60
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Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units. General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.