La Raza Studies

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: 

Department of Raza Studies
PSY 103
415-338-2698
Chair: Velia Garcia

Faculty

Professors—Cordova, Cuellar

Associate Professor—Carillo, Garcia, Rivera

Assistant Professors—Mirabal, Murguia

Lecturers—Davila, Kury

Programs

B.A. in La Raza Studies
Minor in La Raza Studies


Program Scope

The general goals of the La Raza Studies major and minor are to provide students with an integrated liberal arts education for understanding the diverse conditions and circumstances, experiences, and expressions of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States. The emphasis is on developing the necessary skills to deal effectively with the complex problems of contemporary America. The specific objectives of the La Raza Studies major and minor are to prepare students with critical, holistic, reflexive, and community-centered expertise for both pursuing graduate studies and developing careers in a variety of professions and disciplines.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LA RAZA STUDIES

The Bachelor of Arts in La Raza Studies includes basic core courses (18 units), an area of emphasis (15 units), electives within the major (6 units), and electives from other disciplines (6 units).

Online course descriptions are available.

Core Units
RAZA 215 Introduction to La Raza Studies 1 3
RAZA 435 Oral History and Traditions 3
RAZA 680 La Raza Community Organizing 3
Two courses selected from the following: 6
RAZA 415 Socioeconomics of La Raza
RAZA 570 Philosophy of La Raza
RAZA 640 Sociology of La Raza
One course selected from the following: 3
RAZA 410 La Raza Women Seminar
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of La Raza Family
Total for core 18
Emphasis
Area of emphasis (see below) 15
Electives
Electives in Raza Studies 6
Electives in Ethnic Studies departments/programs on advisement. Substitutions may be made elsewhere in the university on consultation with adviser/department chair. 6
Total for major 45
Arts and Culture Emphasis
Units selected from the following on advisement 15
RAZA 101 Contemporary Spanish
RAZA 110 La Raza Thought and Expression I
RAZA 225 La Raza Visual Images
RAZA 230 Introduction Contemporary La Raza Literature
RAZA 260 Art Workshop of La Raza
RAZA 320 Art History of La Raza
RAZA 425 Contemporary Music Folklore
RAZA 490 La Raza Teatro Workshop
RAZA 501 Latin America: National Period
RAZA 505 Creative Writing Workshop
RAZA 525 La Raza Art Workshop II
RAZA 530 La Raza and the Media
RAZA 533 Women in Latin America
RAZA 535 La Raza Journalism
RAZA 560 Contemporary Literature of La Raza
RAZA 570 Philosophy of La Raza
RAZA 605 Bilingual Writing Workshop
RAZA 685 Projects in Teaching La Raza Studies
RAZA 698 La Raza Senior Seminar
Behavioral and Social Science Emphasis
Units selected from the following on advisement 15
RAZA 104 Introduction to La Raza History
RAZA 110 La Raza Thought and Expression I
RAZA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza
RAZA 410 La Raza Women Seminar
RAZA 415 Socioeconomics of La Raza
RAZA 450 Indigenismo
RAZA 460 Central Americans in the U.S.
RAZA 500 Community Mental Health
RAZA 501 Latin America: National Period
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of La Raza Family
RAZA 530 La Raza and the Media
RAZA 533 Women in Latin America
RAZA 570 Philosophy of La Raza
RAZA 580 Impact of Education on La Raza
RAZA 640 Sociology of La Raza
RAZA 670 The U.S.-Mexico Connection
RAZA 685 Projects in Teaching La Raza Studies
RAZA 698 La Raza Senior Seminar

MINOR IN LA RAZA STUDIES

Programs Units
RAZA 215 Introduction to La Raza Studies 1 3
RAZA 435 Oral History and Traditions 3
RAZA 680 La Raza Community Organizing 3
Two courses selected from the following 6
RAZA 415 Socioeconomics of La Raza
RAZA 570 Philosophy of La Raza
RAZA 640 Sociology of La Raza
One course selected from the following 3
RAZA 410 La Raza Women Seminar
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of La Raza Family
Upper division electives on advisement 6
Total 24


Footnotes

  1. Must be completed before enrollment in any upper division core course.


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