Undergraduate Program

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Most Academic Promise for Graduate Students

Most Academic Promise for Graduate Students: Jaime Alvarez Armenta, Roberto Sanchez, Alexa Gutierrez, Bianca Morales-Gutierrez

Acevedo Memorial Spirit Award

Acevedo Memorial Spirit Award: Franklin Andres, Jose Sanchez-Pizano, Daisy Orduna, Luis Ramirez.

Carlos Ornelas Community Service and Activism Award

Carlos Ornelas Community Service and Activism Award: Solead Sosa-Fuentes, Daniela Jimenez de Ana, Alejandro Mejia Pulido. 

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award: Josy Aguilar and Corina Gurrola.

List of Graduates in Alphabetical Order
Pamela Velazquez; Chicanx Studies and Sociology Double Major

Pamela Velazquez; Chicanx Studies and Sociology Double Major

Elizabeth Vazquez; Chicana/o Studies Major, Educaiton Minor

Elizabeth Vazquez; Chicana/o Studies Major, Educaiton Minor

Brian Vazquez, Chicano Studies Major, Education Minor

Brian Vazquez, Chicano Studies Major, Education Minor

Juan A. Tavarez, Chicanx Studies, Minor; Educational Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies Double Major

Juan A. Tavarez, Chicanx Studies, Minor; Educational Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies Double Major

Soledad Sosa-Fuentes, Chicanx Studies Major, Applied Psychology Minor

Soledad Sosa-Fuentes, Chicanx Studies Major, Applied Psychology Minor

Raymundo Sanchez, Chicana/o Studies and Biological Anthropology Double Major

Raymundo Sanchez, Chicana/o Studies and Biological Anthropology Double Major

Gerardo Zacarias Rodas, Chicana/o Studies

Gerardo Zacarias Rodas, Chicana/o Studies 

Estefany Lisbeth Rivera, Chicano/a/x Studies Major, Sociocultural Linguistics Minor

Estefany Lisbeth Rivera, Chicano/a/x Studies Major, Sociocultural Linguistics Minor

Yvette Ramirez, Chicana/o/x Studies Major, Applied Psychology minor

Yvette Ramirez, Chicana/o/x Studies Major, Applied Psychology minor

Aldair Pimentel, Chicano Studies and Sociology Double Major

Aldair Pimentel, Chicano Studies and Sociology Double Major

Daisy Orduña, Chicanx Studies and Sociology Double Majors

Daisy Orduña, Chicanx Studies and Sociology Double Majors

Melissa Alejandra Nuño, Chicana/o Studies and Sociology Double Major with a Minor in Education

Melissa Alejandra Nuño, Chicana/o Studies and Sociology Double Major with a Minor in Education

Bianca Morales-Gutierrez, Chicana/o Studies Major

Bianca Morales-Gutierrez, Chicana/o Studies Major

Jocelyn Morales, Chicano Studies Major and Minor in Education

Jocelyn Morales, Chicano Studies Major and Minor in Education

Daniela Lozano

Daniela Lozano, Chicano Studies and Spanish Double Major and Education Minor.

Daniela Jiménez de Anda, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies and minor in Translation Studies

Daniela Jiménez de Anda, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies and minor in Translation Studies

Faviola Hernandez Belmonte, Chicanx Studies & Psychological and Brain Sciences

Faviola Hernandez Belmonte, Chicanx Studies & Psychological and Brain Sciences

Alexa Gutierrez, Chicanx Studies B. A. and Environmental Studies B. A., Education Minor

Alexa Gutierrez, Chicanx Studies B. A. and Environmental Studies B. A., Education Minor

Xarah Makeyla Golden, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies

Xarah Makeyla Golden, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies

Lorena Garcia, Double Majoring in Chicanx Studies and Spanish

Lorena Garcia, Double Majoring in Chicanx Studies and Spanish

Luz Viviana Estrada, Chicano/a/x Studies & Spanish Minor

Luz Viviana Estrada, Chicano/a/x Studies & Spanish Minor

Denise Chavez, Sociology and Chicano/a/x Studies

Denise Chavez, Sociology and Chicano/a/x Studies

Franklin Andres, Chicanx Studies
Jaime Yaotsi Alvarez

Jaime Yaotsi Alvarez; Chicana/o Studies (Major), Political Science (Major)

 

Alondra Aguilar, Chicana/o Studies & Sociology, Educational Studies

Alondra Aguilar, Chicana/o Studies & Sociology, Educational Studies

 

Chicana/o Studies and Sociology
Robert Aceves, Chicanx Studies
My experience as a UCSB Transfer student has been amazing. From working as as Transfer Intern for the UCSB's Admissions Office to hodling the positions of Retentions Co-Chair for SIRRC and everything in-between, I am beyond grateful to all who have supported me in my social and academic success. Muchas Gracias!

The Department of Chicana/o/x Studies Undergraduate Student Graduation Ceremony.

Wednesday May 27th, 2020

3PM

The core of the Major in Chicana/o Studies is broken up into three Areas as follows. 

History and Narrativity

The study of oral and written representations of Chicana/o experiences and cultures.  Recognizes the complications of representation within and across languages.  Acknowledges the challenges of representations in written documents.  Investigates the constraints and opportunities within oral traditions.

Cultural Production

The study of Chicana/o experiences and events through cultural texts, made up of both verbal and non-verbal communication and representation.  Recognizes the importance of visual, audio and performative artistic representations in maintaining cultures. 

Social Processes

The study of societal structures—from the local and home-levels to national and global scales—and the opportunities and challenges they present for Chicana/o experiences and cultures.  Includes the investigation of social structures through large-scale, quantitative methods.  Emphasis on the study of education, governmentality and globalization/neoliberalism.  

Through these 3 areas and the additional Major Requirements, we present five aims of the Bachelor of Arts in Chicana/o Studies:

  1. An education through culturally relevant pedagogies, committed to social justice, which presents an alternative to a Euro-centric liberal arts approach.

This prepares students for:

  1. Advanced degree programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Careers in Education, including K-12 teaching, counseling and administration
  3. Careers in the Law, as professionals engaged in policy, government and the law
  4. Careers in Non-Profit Organizations and Social Work;

Major Requirements

Reminder: courses taken for the major require a letter grade.

Current Major Requirements

Change of Major

If you are interested in changing your major, please complete these forms:

Change of Major Petition

Chicana/o Studies Major Requirements

This form is required if you wish to pursue more than one major:

Memo of Understanding for Double Majors

Spanish Language Requirement:

Our Spanish language requirement may be fulfilled in the following ways:

  • Complete Spanish 3 at UCSB or its equivalent at another college or university.
  • Achieve a score of 3 or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish
  • Achieve a minimum score of 570 on the Spanish with Listening SAT Subject Test
  • Complete the third year of Spanish in high school with a grade at least C.
  • Pass a UCSB Spanish language placement examination with a minimum score of 374
  • or AP Spanish Language score of 3 or higher.

Information on the UCSB Spanish Language Placement Exam is available here, link: http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/undergrad/language-program/placement. Students should review the information on this website for current information about which exam to take, exam format, lab hours and location, etc.

This information is based on the most recent Letters and Science Academic Requirements (LASAR) document: http://www.duels.ucsb.edu/advising/planning/degree

Planned Course Schedule, AY2021-2022:

This schedule of courses is subject to change. Current UCSB students should monitor the Gaucho On-Line Data (GOLD) system for official course schedule details.

Fall 2021

Winter 2022

Spring 2022

1C Introduction to Chicano/a Studies

1A Introduction to Chicano/a Studies

1B Introduction to Chicano/a Studies

128 Xicana(x) Visual Traditions

113 Critical Introduction to Ancient Mesoamerica 

110 Research Methods

141 Central Americans in the U.S.

117 Aztec & Maya Mythologies 

118 The Scientific Revolution & Non -Western Epistemologies

146 Humor & the Chicana/o Artist

125A MeXicana/o(x) Art History  124 & 124L Introduction to U.S. Xicana(x) & Latinx Public Art & Studio 

151 Decolonizing Feminism 

135 Critical Race Theory in Chicana/o Education (TBD)

143 Chicana/o Film Studies (TBD)

169 Religion & Socal Movements

153 Queer Identities, Communities, & Theories (TBD)

166 Issues in Comtemporay Chicana/o & Latina/o Politics

192HR Group Studies 

158 & 158L Spoken Words Art Performance Activism (SWAPA)

171 The Brown/Black Metropolis

195A Community Studies

168I Latino Autobiography & History 

183 Border Narrative 

197HA Honors Project Seminar

170A Chicano Political Organizing 

185 &185L Decolonizing CyberCinema

200A History & Narrativity 

174A The Political Philisophy of Cesar Chavez

187 Language, Power, & Learning (TBD)

 502 T.A. Training 

180 Survey of Chicano Literature 

193 Senior Seminar

 

184A Chicana Writer

195C Community Studies 

  195B Community Studies  197HC Honors Project Writing
  197HB Honors Project Seminar 210 Research Seminar 
  200B Cultural Texts  
  267 Chicana Feminisms   
     
     
     
     
     
     

Add Codes:

In our department, instructors administer their own add codes. If you are interested in requesting an add code, you should contact the instructor listed on GOLD. Our faculty and instructor contact information is available in the People section of this website, and on the UCSB Directory, link: http://www.identity.ucsb.edu/.

Registration:

Our department prioritizes declared Chicana/o Studies majors in registration Pass 1. Our classes open to non-Chicana/o Studies majors in Passes 2 and 3.

In order to enroll in a class that requires discussion sections, you should register in your target section in order to add the course.

Waitlists:

Our waitlists prioritize declared Chicana/o Studies majors by class-standing, then all other majors by class-standing.

If you are waitlisted for a course with sections, then you should waitlist for more than one section in order to maximize the likelihood of enrolling in the course.

Course Descriptions:

Chicana/o Studies General Catalog

Petition Process

If you are interested in petitioning a course to count toward the Chicana/o Studies major, you may send the request to Professor Sandoval (sandoval@chicst.ucsb.edu), Chicana/o Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies. The request should include:

  • The syllabus for the course
  • List the quarter that you completed the course
  • Your grade
  • The requirement that you wish to target with your petition.