Graduate students interested in a minor in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies are required to take a minimum of 12 credits of graduate-level coursework (numbered 300 and above) that has been reviewed and approved for its relevance to the CLS program. A list of current CLS courses can be found here. In addition to these courses, CLS faculty members offer courses in their home departments which may count toward the minor.  

These courses have a specific emphasis on Chicana/o and Latina/o issues or have a central focus on comparative cultures with which Chicana/o and Latina/o issues are emphasized. Graduate students are expected to complete graduate-level work (e.g., research and/or scholarly papers and classroom presentations) and meet with faculty to supplement their graduate learning experience. Because many courses taught by faculty across the campus can fulfill these criteria, the program has been designed to be flexible enough to accommodate students’ primary fields of study and interests. Each student’s focus will be determined in consultation between the student, the CLS faculty mentor, and the CLS director.

Faculty: See Faculty on the program website.