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.
An outstanding year
July 3, 2018
Triple honors for UCI Distinguished Professor Emerita Vicki L. Ruiz highlight the illustrious historian's career - which spans nearly four decades - spent telling the stories of Latinas who have fought for civil and labor rights
Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and poli sci, via Pundit Fact, June 29, 2018
June 27, 2018
Chicano/Latino studies prof Glenda Flores earns book award for work on Latina educators