As a Chicana/o Studies major at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), you'll receive an international, multicultural, interdisciplinary and community service-oriented education focused on you – one that prepares you for success as a global citizen in the 21st century.

Two Year Academic Roadmap

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  • Fall Junior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    SPAN301Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I3For transfer students; assumes 300-level readiness, this is for students with advanced knowledge of Spanish who have completed lower-division Spanish requirements via transfer credit (or A.P. Exams) Major 
    SPAN315Intro to Spanish Linguistics I3Major 
    CHS331Transborder Perspectives3Major & GWAR 
    CHS335 or major electiveChicana Feminism or Transborder Issues Elective (1 of 2)3 Major requires CHS 335 or 320. CHS 320 is only offered in the spring, so if student plans to take CHS 320 in spring, this section switches to a transborder issues elective course. Transborder elective: one from the following Course Options (not previously taken): CHS 315, 334, 342, 343, 349, 364, 383, 392, 401, 425, 445, or substitute any upper division course as approved by CHS Faculty Advisor Major & GEUDGE D/MP
    CHSArt and Culture Course3Course options include: CHS 333, 352, or 353Major & GEUDGE-C

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    • Meet with SPAN and CHS faculty advisors to discuss career options and curricular plans

    Spring Junior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    SPAN302Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II3 Major
    SPAN 316Intro to Spanish Linguistics II3 Major 
    SPAN411Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America3Course double dips with SPAN major (core requirement) and CHS major (Latin American Studies requirement)Major
    CHS320 or major electiveGender & Sexuality or Transborder Issues Elective (1 of 2)3 If student took CHS 335 in the fall, this section switches to a transborder issues elective course. Transborder elective: one from the following Course Options (not previously taken): CHS 315, 334, 342, 343, 349, 364, 383, 392, 401, 425, 445, or substitute any upper division course as approved by CHS Faculty Advisor Major & GEUDGE D/MP
    SPAN410Civilizations and Cultures of Spain3Major

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    • Prepare a resume; attend a workshop at the Career Development Center.
    • Meet with Spanish and Chicana/o Studies faculty advisors to discuss career plans and Capstone options for senior year
  • Fall Senior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    ENGL 330Interdisciplinary Writing3 Major & GWAR
    SPAN 310Intro to Prose, Poetry and Drama3 Major 
    CHS350 or major electiveChicana/o History and Culture or Transborder Issues Elective (2 of 2)3If student has not met US History requirement, take CHS 350. Major requires either CHS 350 of 402. CHS 402 is only offered in spring, so if US History is met and student wants to take CHS 402 in spring, this section switches to a transborder issues elective course. Transborder elective: one from the following Course Options (not previously taken): CHS 315, 334, 342, 343, 349, 364, 383, 392, 401, 425, 445, or substitute any upper division course as approved by CHS Faculty AdvisorMajor & GEUS History
    SPAN498Service Learning Capstone in Spanish3You can choose instead to take the Capstone course (SPAN 499) in the spring and swap this with a spring semester courseMajor

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    • Attend Grad Fest
    • Complete a graduation check with an Academic Advisor

    Spring Senior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    SPAN462Modern Mexican Literature3Course will double dip to count for SPAN major (one of two required electives) and CHS major (one of the two required non major upper division elective)Major 
    CHS430Research Methods in CHS3Major 
    CHS 402 or major electiveSouthern CA Chicano/a History or Non-CHS Upper Division Elective3 If student took CHS 350 in the fall, this section switches to a transborder issues elective course. Transborder elective: one from the following Course Options (not previously taken): CHS 315, 334, 342, 343, 349, 364, 383, 392, 401, 425, 445, or substitute any upper division course as approved by CHS Faculty AdvisorMajor 
    CHS 499Capstone in Chicana/o Studies3You can choose instead to take the Internship course (CHS 492) in the fall and swap this with a fall semester courseMajor 

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    • Apply for Graduation
  • Fall Senior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS491Theoretical Foundations in CHS3Major 
    SPAN461Masterpieces of Latin American Literature3 Course will double dip to count for SPAN major (literature requirement) and CHS major (one of the two required non major upper division elective)Major 
    Upper Division GE (UDGE)UDGE B Course (student choice)3See catalog for course titles & descriptions.GEUDGE B
    SPAN300-400 electiveStudent Choice3See catalog for course titles & descriptions. Major

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