The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Americans of Latin American origin. This diverse population includes people who trace their heritage to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other Latin American and Caribbean nations. The curriculum seeks to provide an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the language, history, culture, literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, social ecology, health, medicine, and creative (art, dance, drama, film, music) accomplishments in Chicano/Latino communities. The Department offers a B.A. degree in Chicano/Latino Studies, a minor, a certificate program, and a graduate emphasis.
Vicki Ruiz named scholar-in-residence at Occidental's Institute for the Study of L.A.
September 13, 2018
Residency will span the 2018-19 academic year
"Zombie ideas" on US immigration
September 12, 2018
A podcast featuring UCI sociologist Ruben Rumbaut on false ideas that will not die
UCI ranked highest-ever 7th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report
September 11, 2018
Campus also jumps nine spots to record 33rd overall in annual evaluation