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Chicano Studies

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Examine Chicano Culture and Community in Contemporary Society

Whether you are planning to transfer to a university in Chicano Studies or want to learn about Chicano culture and community, civil rights, educational inequities, public health concerns, and immigration policies affecting Latinx, this area of focus is for you. Chicano Studies is a strong, supportive subject to programs such as Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Liberal Arts, and many others, to enhance your educational and professional goals. 

While LASC does not currently offer a degree in Chicano Studies, the courses you can take here will give you a well-rounded introduction that can be used to create an emphasis within your major. And, since both courses we offer are UC and CSU transferrable, you can also use these towards transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree! Talk with your academic counselor on what you will need to transfer successfully with these classes to meet your academic goals.

Careers Involving Chicano Studies 

With a focus in Chicano Studies, you can work in journalism, public relations, education, community outreach, policy analysis, or law. You can work with others to support social changes through a commitment to equity and social justice.

Here are just a few careers and their salaries you could have with a background in Chicano Studies:

Career information below taken from bls.gov December 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $146,250/year $70.31/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 4% increase
(as fast as average)
2,700

Plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of healthcare providers.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $120,140/year
$57.76/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 4% increase
(as fast as average)
12,470

Coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations.

National Data 

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $65,320/year
$31.41/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 13% increase
(as fast as average)
168,800

 

Courses offered in Chicano Studies at LASC 

Ethnic Studies is LASC’s best program to incorporate Chicano Studies courses, but you can also use these courses as an emphasis with any major! Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information.

2 The Mexican American in Contemporary Society (3) UC:CSU 

CSUGE Area D3, D7 
Lecture: 3 hours 

This course investigates the most relevant issues facing the Chicano community today. Special attention will be given to the growth and impact of political behavior and under-representation, public health concerns, educational inequities, and immigration policies affecting Mexicans, Chicanos, and other Latinos.

4 Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (3) UC:CSU 

CSUGE Area D3, D7 
Lecture: 3 hours 

This course is an introductory study of the discipline of Chicana/o Studies. This course examines race, ethnicity and culture in the Chicano/Latino community. It considers the movements for social change which created ethnic studies programs in the United States.