Chicana and Chicano Studies, B.A.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Chicana/o Studies.
- Mastering interdisciplinary perspectives focusing on social sciences, humanities and the arts
- Have a working knowledge of the history of the field of Chicana/o Studies—its theories, methods, and intellectual justifications
- Gain knowledge and understanding of the role of critical theory and perspectives to understand phenomena, including issues of race, class, gender, and politics
Critical thinking and Expressive Skills
- Develop their research skills and clearly communicate their findings through well-organized written and oral methods of delivery
- Develop critical thinking, writing, and interpretive skills
- Understand diverse viewpoints and experiences through group communication and collaborative team work
- Engage technology and multimedia in the communicating of written and oral research
Civic Engagement and Leadership Skills
- Understand how to bridge academic content and practice through service learning
- Develop an understanding of social justice principles and applying them to make a difference in their local, national and global communities