Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies
by UTEP Connect
Our country was formed by people seeking freedom, and immigration has created many diverse populations in the United States. If you’re interested in learning more about minority groups by pursuing a degree in ethnic studies, consider becoming a Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies with UTEP Connect.
More about the Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies program
Did you know that Mexican Americans compose the largest ethnic minority in the U.S. to date? Our online Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies program is perfect for students who want to learn more about Chicano culture, history and socioeconomics.
Possible career paths
Earning your online Chicano Studies degree will open up potential career opportunities in the following professions and fields:
- Bi-national public and private commerce
- Cultural heritage/preservation
- Diversity management
- Federal, state and local government
- Law enforcement
- Minority affairs leadership
- Nonprofit social services
- Social work
- Union representation
Curriculum and core classes
Online courses for this degree include:
- American Immigration & Social Justice: Details the Impact of immigration in the U.S.; explores who is and is not allowed to enter the country; examines citizenship, human rights, national identity and public policy
- Chicano Identity (Race/Class/Gender): Examines the political and socioeconomic forces that characterize Chicanos in American society
- Cinema: Delves into Chicanos’ role in the movie industry
- Cultural Diversity & Youth: Examines ethnic groups in the U.S.
- Latinos in the American Political System: Details the role of Latinos in the U.S. political system
- Legal History: Examines judicial, federal and state legislation that has impacted the Hispanic population
- Literature: Focuses on Mexican American novels, short stories and oral histories
- Mexican/American History: Emphasizes the history associated with the southwestern region of the U.S., particularly economic, political and social interactions between Mexican and Anglo populations
- Societal Issues: Examines cultural, historical and social issues in America, with an emphasis on the U.S./Mexican border
- The Roots of Latino Hip-Hop: Delves into the cultural, economic, musical, political and social conditions of the late 1970s as these related to urban youth
- Theater: Provides an overview of Chicano theater history and the skills needed to critique theater presentations
Skills you’ll develop
Some of the skills you’ll acquire or improve upon during this degree program include the following:
- Verbal/written communication
- Understanding of cross-cultural/diversity issues
- Understanding of Latino history and culture
- Critical thinking/evaluation
- Listening and speaking
Why UTEP Connect?
At UTEP, we strive to make an affordable, accessible education available to everyone through online degrees that accommodate the needs of students with jobs and families.
UTEP Connect’s program offerings are structured to meet the time constraints faced by today’s active adults, and you can access classes from any mobile device. Our student success advisors are available to provide advice and guidance throughout the process of earning your Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies online degree.
Call 800-684-UTEP or contact us online to learn more about how our Chicano Studies program can be your first step to a new career.