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Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies

Administrative Unit:Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
College/School: College of Letters & Science
Minors and Certificates:Doctoral Minor

Faculty: See Faculty on the program website.


The Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies minor program offers a comparative and transnational approach to the study of Mexican- and Latin-American-origin communities in the United States, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to study issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The interdisciplinary program is designed to provide students with an extensive knowledge base and the intellectual tools to understand the unity and diversity of U.S. Latina/o populations. The primary objective of the program is to offer students a multidisciplinary, broad-based perspective on the study of Chicana/os and Latina/os, as well as to introduce them to the central questions, topics, and applications within this field of inquiry. Chicana/o and Latina/o studies maintains a central focus on U.S. Chicana/o and Latina/o populations, offering a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national-origin groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized comparatively and across disciplinary boundaries.

Doctoral Minor 

Graduate students interested in a minor in Chican@/Latin@ studies are required to take a minimum of 12 credits of graduate-level (300 and above) course work that has been reviewed and approved for its relevance to the CLS program. The program has been designed to be flexible enough to accommodate students' primary fields of study; the program focus will be determined in consultation between the student and the CLS faculty mentor.

For more information: Professor Alberta M. Gloria, Director, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Program, 311 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-9545; chicla@mailplus.wisc.edu; www.chicla.wisc.edu.