Chicano/Latino Studies

The Chicano/Latino course series at PCC offers students an opportunity to explore a rich mosaic of culture and history. This course cluster offers an interdisciplinary study of cultural, historical, socio-economic and political factors that have influenced the rich and varied cultures of Latinos in the US.

Students can continue their work in Chicano and Latino studies by pursuing majors such as Chicano/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, or American Studies as a major at a four-year university. Majors in these fields enrich learning in such areas as globalization, business, law, foreign language, social sciences, education, and health and human services.

Course offerings in the Chicano/Latino series at PCC emphasize issues that cross borders of all kinds, including those of geography, ethnicity, economy, politics, gender and language. Students completing these courses at PCC will be better prepared to meet the challenges of changing needs in shifting local, national and international communities.

Explore such topics as:

  • Colonial origins and development of Latino American society and culture
  • Socio-historical and political –economic experiences and cultural roots of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States today
  • Literature by well-known and emerging writers from Latinos/Chicanos in the United States

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