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Mexican-American Studies - Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation, Traditional, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Department of Chicano Studies offers a comprehensive analysis and review of the nation’s most substantial ethnic populace. The department has designed a multidiscipline orientation to this field, incorporating literature, history, social sciences, education, politics, popular culture, social media, immigration, public health, social policy, and social justice which have influenced both the Chicana/o and Latina/o community, as well as US society. 


The curriculum will acquaint students with a broad range of knowledge within this field and, in addition, will offer theoretical perspectives specific to this arena of academic research. The department links a myriad of influences within the Chicana/o and Latina/o communities, the dynamic demographic transformation of this social sector, the historic role of immigration in the Southwest, social justice, and the impact of digital technologies.

Chicano Studies offers a conventional academic approach toward professional preparation and/or graduate education in careers in social and/or public policy, business, teaching, law and a broad range of other professions.

The department is strategically located in the Los Angeles region which offers students a vibrant range of research, community engagement, and field study opportunities during their B.A. experience.

The program includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican-American Studies, a minor in Chicano Studies, and a Masters of Arts degree in Mexican-American Studies. The department also offers minors in Central American Studies and Mesoamerican Studies.


Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Diversity, Chicanas/os, and Latinas/os (3)
  • Chicanas and Latinas in Contemporary U.S. Society (3)
  • Chicanas/os Latinas/os, Gender, and Class in the US Experience (3)
  • Cultural Expressions in the Americas (3)
  • Modern Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in Film and Popular Culture (3)
  • Latina/o Images in Media, Social Media, and Digital Communication Systems (3)
  • Chicana/o and Latino/a Political and Social Movements (3)
  • Family Structure in the Americas (3)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE); and

Have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index (see section on Appendix A - Eligibility Index ), and

Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6632 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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