Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply critical thinking skills and analyses in written and oral presentations.
  • Students will employ critical research skills in using traditional and electronic sources for oral and written assignments.
  • Students will interpret, analyze and evaluate primary and secondary textual and cultural productions within their specific and global cultural, social and historical contexts.
  • Students will appraise historical and contemporary knowledge of conditions of power based on a multi-sectional analysis of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and immigration and how they impact Indigenous, Chicana/o and Latina/o communities and identities.
  • Students will evaluate gendered experiences and discourses of power and how they influence Indigenous, Chicana/o and Latina/o populations.
  • Students will understand changing global dynamics as they relate to Latin American social and economic development and immigration, particularly along the U.S. Mexican border.
  • Students will analyze historic and contemporary Chicano/Latino civic and political efforts and their impacts on shaping public policy.
  • Students will apply the theoretical foundations of critical theories used in Chicana/o Studies and how they are utilized in explaining the experiences of peoples of color in the United States and abroad.
  • Students will exercise practical leadership experience by organizing community-based events and working with Chicano/Latino community organizations through service learning courses and internships.