Message from the Director
Welcome to Chicana/o Studies at The University of Texas at El Paso! Our instructional and research program is dedicated to the study of the Mexican origin population in the United States, their history, culture, and salient contemporary social issues. We provide educational access to our unique bi-national, tri-state region through a curriculum grounded in social justice and community empowerment.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum embraces local, national, and global frameworks to address race, class, gender, and sexuality paradigms that shaped, and continue to shape, the field of study as well as the experiences of Chicana/os and and all Latina/os in the United States. Our curriculum consists of an undergraduate academic major and four academic minors. In addition Chicano Studies generates and disseminates scholarship and cultural production through the annual UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration, the UTEP César Chávez Celebration, and various publications. Faculty, students and community scholars participate in a wide range of fellowships, internships, community service, and academic exchange and research programs in the U.S., Mexico and Cuba.
We are very proud to announce that in Spring 2013 the Chicana/o Studies academic minor will be available online! Students will be able to complete their entire minor through distance learning. Our mission is to create an online learning community that is as distinctive as it is diverse through accessible and effective degree plans in a continuously changing global society.
Chicana/o Studies at UTEP is committed to the principles of democracy and social justice through a relevant, interdisciplinary, and transformative curriculum that prepares well-informed and culturally competent global citizens for success in the 21st century .