Jun 01, 2023  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies


King Hall C4069
(323) 343-2190
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Anita Revilla
(323) 343-2190


The Department of Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies (CLS) is an interdisciplinary field of study that takes a critical approach to understand social (in)justice, power relations, community, and global dynamics. Students are trained intensively to hone critical thinking, writing, analysis, and speaking skills-all of which our students utilize in their future careers and/or graduate school endeavors. 

The program includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, a minor in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, and a Masters of Arts degree in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies. The department also offers minors in Central American Studies and Mesoamerican Studies. The total number of units for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies is 120 to 136 units. The Core Courses total 39 units.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is available in three options. 

Option 1, the General Program, requires 12 units, is intended for students interested in interdisciplinary study of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x experiences. 

Option 2, Elementary Subject Matter (ESM) Waiver, requires 68 units, is for students interested in pursuing a K-8 teaching credential after their bachelor’s and would allow them to waive the CSET: Multiple Subjects exam through an approved set of completed accredited academic coursework. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses used to meet the major requirements for this option. 

Option 3, the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ESM, Degree and Credential Completion Option [Multiple Subject] , requires 97 units, is intended for those students who want to earn their K-8 teaching credentials while earning their bachelor’s. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses used to meet the major requirements for this option.  

For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/major-specific-criteria

The Faculty

Professors: Dolores Delgado Bernal, Anita Tijerina Revilla (Chair), Valerie Talavera-Bustillos.
Associate Professors: José Anguiano 
Assistant Professors: Rafael Solorzano, Sandra Gutierrez de Jesus, Alejandro Covarrubias


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - MinorDegree - GraduateCredential - Teaching