Chicano/Latino Studies, Minor


Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies

Chicano/Latino Studies Minor Requirements

The Chicano and Latin American Studies Department offers two minors - one in Chicano/Latino Studies and one in Latin American Studies. Students intending to pursue a minor in either area must see a CLAS adviser. The CLAS adviser must approve the selected courses.

Note: The minors also require a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.

Students are encouraged to focus on an area of interest in Chicano/Latino studies or on a social issue affecting the Chicano/Latino population in the United States. General Education can be double-counted for the minor. See Minor Advising Note 2.

Lower division:CLAS 3, CLAS 5, and CLAS 9 (9 units)
CLAS upper-division or acceptable substitutes (9 units)
Total (18 units)

Minor Advising Notes

  1. Special topics or directed reading courses must have subject matter dealing with Latin America, the Caribbean, or must focus on issues affecting those areas.
  2. Courses taken to complete major requirements cannot be double-counted for the minor.
  3. Courses taken to complete General Education Integration requirements can be double-counted for the minor.
  4. Other acceptable courses can be substituted to satisfy minor requirements with approval of your CLAS adviser.


The Chicano and Latin American Studies Department consists of faculty whose teaching and research expertise cover a broad spectrum, including anthropology, education, history, sociology, political science, Latin America, Latinx literature, and the arts. CLAS hosts the yearly Latin American Film Festival to bring Latin American films and filmmakers to the Central Valley. The department is home to one of Central California’s premier Mexican folkloric dance programs, Los Danzantes de Aztlán. This performance troupe is the only group of its kind in the entire CSU system to be designated as an official representative of a CSU campus (Fresno). The offices of the department also serve as a resource center for many of the Chicanx/Latinx student organizations and as an information center for the community.

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