Welcome to Chicana/o Studies
Chicana/o Studies is an academic interdisciplinary area of study that focuses on Chicana/o history, culture, politics and the arts. Chicana/o Studies developed in the 1960's during the Civil Rights Movement to empower Chicanas/os through education, political representation, cultural awareness, identity, and civil rights.
El Plan de Santa Barbara is the manifesto of Chicana/o studies, drafted in 1969 and presented at the University of California, Santa Barbara by M.E.Ch.A students. It serves as the blueprint, for the inception of a Chicana/o studies curriculum within colleges and universities throughout the nation. The document lays out a plan for organizing Chicana/o programs; recruitment and admissions, support programs, curriculum, political action, and outlines the degrees offered. Today most major universities in the Southwestern U.S. offer B.A., M.A. and Ph.D in Chicana/o Studies.
MEChA de Pierce College, 2016 - 2017 was pivotal in the formation of the Chicana/o studies program at LA Pierce College! Si Se Puede!!
Chicana/o Studies 2 - The Mexican-American in Contemporary Society (3) UC:CSU
Chicana/o Studies 7 - The Mexican-American in the History of the United States I (3) UC:CSU
Chicana/o Studies 8 - The Mexican-American in the History of the United States II (3) UC:CSU
Chicana/o Studies 20 - The Mexican-American in California (3) UC:CSU
Chicana/o Studies 37 - Chicano Literature (3) UC:CSU
Chicana/o Studies 47 - The Mexican-American Woman in Society (3) CSU
Chicana/o Studies 54 - Mexican-American Arts in American Culture (3)CSU
Chicana/o Studies 57 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Film (3) UC:CSU
Chicana/o Studies 80 - Chicano Politics (3) UC:CSU
AA Degree in Chicana/o Studies -24 Units
Required courses - 15 units
Chicana/o Studies 2 - The Mexican-American in Contemporary Society
Chicana/o Studies 7 - The Mexican-American in the History of the United States I
Chicana/o Studies 8 - The Mexican-American in the History of the United States II
Chicana/o Studies 37 - Chicano Literature
Chicana/o Studies 54 - Mexican-American Arts in American Culture
Select 9 semester units from the following:
Anthropology 102 - Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology
Chicana/o Studies 20 - The Mexican American in California
Chicana/o Studies 47 - The Mexican-American Woman in Society
Chicana/o Studies 57 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Film
Chicana/o Studies 80 - Chicano Politics
Sociology 11 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish 12 - Survey of Mexican Literature
MEChA de Pierce College
MEChA is the acronym for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (Chicana/o Student Movement of Aztlan). The clubs mission is to establish a Chicana/o curriculum and promote cultural awareness on campus. MEChA is a chartered ASO club and supports and executes the ideals of MEChA Nationwide on campus. As of 2014, there are over 500 MEChA chapters at various high schools, colleges & universities nationwide.
Angelita Rovero, Professor
Anthony Fernandez, Professor
Ismael De La O, Professor