chicano-latino-studies

The program in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies (CLS) offers a systematic and interdisciplinary analysis of Mexican- and Latin-American-origin people, cultures, and collectivities within the United States. The CLS certificate is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base and the intellectual tools to understand the unity and diversity of U.S. Latina/o populations. The primary objective of the CLS program is to train students in the study of Chicana/o and Latina/os, as well as to introduce them to the central questions, topics, and applications that have emerged in this field of inquiry.

An undergraduate certificate in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies is available for those students from any undergraduate major who wish to pursue Chicana/o and Latina/o studies courses in a systematic manner. Information on the certificate is available in the Student Advising Office, 307 Ingraham Hall. Prospective certificate students must make an appointment with Rachelle Eilers, reilers@wisc.edu, to discuss requirements, courses, and application to the certificate.

Completion of the certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies. A maximum of 3 credits earned through a directed study course (CHICLA 699) can count toward the certificate.

Select one Introduction Course:
Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Select at least one additional 100- or 200-level course
Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Studies
Topics in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies
Chicana and Latina History
Coming to Terms with Cultural Diversity: Invitation to Dialogue
Latin America: An Introduction
Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities
At least 9 credits of advanced courses:
Chicana/o and Latina/o History
Mexican-American Politics
Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change
Chicana/o and Latina/o Literatures
Latino/as and Media
Latino History and Politics
Chicana and Latina Feminisms, Arts, and Media
Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World
Mexico in the Chicano and Chicana Literary Imagination
Popular Culture in the Multi-racial United States
Integrative Seminar in Chicana/o Studies
Transnational and Comparative Working-Class Cultures
Dimensions of Latin@ Mental Health Services
Understanding Latino Families and Communities
Topics in Chicano/a Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Media
The American West to1850
The American West Since 1850
Sociodemographic Analysis of Mexican Migration
Advanced Topics in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Directed Study 1
Carmen Miranda
Racial Ethnic Families in the U.S.
American Labor History: 1900-Present
Latino History and Politics
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 A maximum of 3 credits earned through a directed study course (CHICLA 699) can count toward the certificate.

 residence and quality of work

  • 8 credits in CHICLA or credits counting toward the certificate, taken in residence
  • A cumulative 2.000 GPA in courses counting toward the certificate

An undergraduate certificate in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies is available for those students from any undergraduate major who wish to pursue Chicana/o and Latina/o studies courses in a systematic manner. Academic advising for the CLS certificate is available in the Student Advising Office, 307 Ingraham Hall.  Prospective and current certificate students must make an appointment with Rachelle Eilers,reilers@wisc.edu, to discuss requirements, courses, and application to the certificate.

CHICANA/O AND LATINA/O STUDIES (CLS) Director

  • Ben Marquez (Political Science)

Faculty

  • Jim Escalante (Art)
  • Alberta M. Gloria (Counseling Psychology)
  • Mary Louise Gomez (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Armando Ibarra (School for Workers)
  • Susan L. Johnson (History)
  • Ruben Medina (Spanish)
  • Alfonso Morales (Urban and Regional Planning)
  • Mariana Pacheco (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Steve Quintana (Counseling Psychology)
  • Norma Saldivar (Theatre and Drama)
  • Carolina Sarmiento (School of Human Ecology)
  • Revel Sims (Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies)
  • Steve Stern (History)
  • Lynet Uttal (Counseling Psychology)
  • Carmen Valdez (Counseling Psychology)

Instructors: Patricia Castaneda-Tucker, Janelle Perez

Faculty Associates & UW System Faculty: Viridiana L. Benitez, Edward D. Vargas

Faculty affiliates: Andrea-Teresa Arenas, Consuelo López-Springfield, Francisco Scarano

Staff

  • Rachelle Eilers (Certificate Advisor)
  • Sylvia Garcia (Program Administrator)
  • Mary Duenas (Project Assistant)