Chicano Studies

Chicano studies programs, often referred to as Chicano/Chicana studies, aim to provide a cross-cultural understanding of Chicanos, Latinos and Mexican Americans along with a solid liberal arts foundation. Read on to find out more about this field's academic and career options.

Inside Chicano Studies

Chicana/Chicano studies grew out of the late 1960s Chicano movement and the larger ethnic struggle for civil rights during that period. Therefore, Chicano studies stress community activism coupled with an understanding of Chicana/Chicano, Latina/Latino and Mexican American history and culture.

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) cites the ability to conduct original research as a particularly valuable skill in understanding the impact and role of Chicanos in the United States regarding history and socioeconomics (

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