Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Chicano Studies Program will be able to:
- Critical Thinking: Think critically in reading, writing, and/or speaking about topics in Chicano/a Studies, with a focus on the multiple historical factors that have contributed to the origins of the Chicano/a community in the United States, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
- Communication: Write or speak about topics in Chicano/a Studies, with a focus on understanding and communicating the Chicano/a alternative world view as expressed in history, literature and art, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
- Personal Actions and Civic Responsibilities: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations
- Self-awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Analyze one’s own actions, see others’ perspectives, and work effectively with others in groups.
- Global Awareness: Analyze the development of the contemporary Chicano/a community in the United States by articulating similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, and demonstrate an understanding of cultural pluralism.