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.

Four Year Academic Roadmap

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  • Fall Freshman

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS

    101 or


    160 or


    200 

    Introduction to Chicana/o Studies, or

    Chicana/o Cultural Expressions, or

    Diversity in Latina/o Communities

    3 Major & GEF
    GEStudent's Choice A2 – Written Communication3

    Please check English Milestone via your Student Center to verify if you need an additional support course.

    See catalog for course titles & descriptions

    GEA2
    GEStudent's ChoiceA3 - Critical Thinking 3See catalog for course titles & descriptionsGEA3
    GEStudent's Choice B1 - Physical Sciences4

    Take a B1 with B3 (lab) if missing lab requirement

    See catalog for course titles & descriptions

    GEB1/B3
    POLS150American Political Institutions3Also double- counts with GE:DGEAIR: US Constitution/ State & Local Govt. 

     

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    Milestones

    • Complete required English course(s)
    • Schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor or Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center
    • Attend Major Fair (First Week of October)

    Spring Freshman

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS

    101 or


    160 or


    200 

    Introduction to Chicana/o Studies, or

    Chicana/o Cultural Expressions, or

    Diversity in Latina/o Communities

    3Major requires 2 from this list, pick one you have not taken beforeMajor 
    GEStudent's ChoiceA1 - Oral Communication3See catalog for course titles & descriptionsGEA1
    GEStudent's ChoiceB4 – Mathematics- Quantitative Reasoning3

    MATH 201 is the recommended Math courses by major or any other B4 course. Please check Math Milestone via your Student Center to verify if you need an additional support course.
    See catalog for course titles & descriptions.

    GEB4
    GEStudent's ChoiceLanguage4Spanish or Mixteco meets major requirement, and Language requirement as well as GE: C2Major & GELanguage
    GEStudent's ChoiceC1 – Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater3See catalog for course titles & descriptionsGEC1

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    Milestones

    • Join a student group
    • Complete Golden 4 GE (A1, A2, A3, and B4)
  • Fall Sophomore

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    GEStudent's Choice B2 - Life Sciences4 Take a B2 with B3 (lab) if missing lab requirement Major & GEB2/B3
    GEStudent's Choice D - Social Sciences3See catalog for course titles & descriptions. Course must be a different subject than Political Science.GED
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 

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    Milestones

    • Complete lower-division CHS requirement(s)

    Spring Sophomore

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    GEStudent's ChoiceC1 or C23See catalog for course titles & descriptionsGEAdditional C
    GEStudent's ChoiceE - Lifelong Learning and Self-Development3See catalog for course titles & descriptionsGEE
    Free ElectiveStudent's ChoiceFree Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 
    Free ElectiveStudent's ChoiceFree Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other  
    Free ElectiveStudent's ChoiceFree Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 

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    Milestones

    • Seek a leadership position in a student organization
    • Apply for internships, study abroad, or a research opportunity (depending on interests)
    • Consider adding a minor
  • Fall Junior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS331Transborder Theory and Writing in CHS3 Major & GWAR 
    CHS335 or Major ElectiveChicana Feminism or Non-CHS Upper Division Elective3Major 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 Non-CHS Upper Division Elective (see major section in catalog for course options)Major & GEUDGE D
    CHS350 or Major ElectiveChicana/o History and Culture or Non-CHS Upper Division Elective3If 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 student wants to take CHS 402 in spring, this section switches to Non-CHS Upper Division Elective (see major section in catalog for course options)Major & GEUS History
    CHSStudent's Choice Art and Culture Course3Course options include: CHS 333, 352, or 353Major & GEUDGE C
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 

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    Milestones

    • Seek a leadership position in a student organization
    • Meet w/Career Development Services
    • Apply for internships, study abroad, or a research opportunity (depending on interests)
    • Meet w/Graduate Studies Center

    Spring Junior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS320 or  Major ElectiveGender & Sexuality or Non-CHS Upper Division Elective3If student took CHS 335 in the fall, this section switches to Non-CHS Upper Division Elective (see major section in catalog for course options)Major & GEUDGE D
    CHS402 or  Major ElectiveSouthern CA Chicano/a History or Non-CHS Upper Division Elective3If student took CHS 350 in the fall, this section switches to a Non-CHS Upper Division Elective (see major section in catalog for course options)Major 
    CHSStudent's ChoiceTransborder Issues Elective (1 of 2)3Course Options: CHS 315 or 334 (either course will double dip with UDGE C as well)

    See catalog for course titles and descriptions
    Major & GEUDGE C
    CHSStudent's ChoiceLatin American Studies Course3One from the following Course Options: ANTH 361, CHS 370, HIST 360, HIST 361, SPAN 340, or SPAN 411 See catalog for course titles and descriptionsMajor 
    UDGEStudent's ChoiceUDGE B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning3See catalog for course titles & descriptionsGEUDGE B

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    Milestones

    • Explore student research opportunities, Explore Study Abroad opportunities, Explore possible graduate degrees (MPA, law school, etc.)
    • Begin graduate school test prep (if applicable)
    • Making an Impact Club (if applicable) and/or attend Career Fest
    • Set up an online presence (e.g., LinkedIn, professional website)
  • Fall Senior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS491Theoretical Foundations of Chicana/o Studies3 Major 
    CHS

    Student's Choice

    Transborder Issues Elective (2 of 2)3One 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 
    CHS492 or Free ElectiveInternship3
      
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 

     

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    Milestones

    • Apply for graduation (Priority deadline – October 1st)
    • Present research at the CSUCI Student Research Conference or another undergraduate conference
    • Complete an Internship, visit the Career Center to prepare for the job market
    • Meet w/Graduate Studies Center and Apply for graduate school (if applicable)
    • Meet w/Academic Advisor for Grad Check

    Spring Senior

    Course AreaCourse NumberCourse TitleUnitsNotesRequirements MetGE Categories
    CHS430Research Methods in Chicana/o Studies3 Major 
    CHS499 or free electiveCapstone3

    If student took CHS 492 in the fall, this section switches to a free elective

    Free Electives can be any course, from any major, any level 100-499 that you have never taken before

    Major 
    Free ElectiveStudent's ChoiceFree Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 
    Free ElectiveStudent's Choice Free Elective3Needed for 120 Unit Requirement - Can be any class, any major, any level 100-299 or 100-499 that you have not earned previous credit for.Other 

     

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    Milestones

    • Attend Grad Fest
    • Graduation check with Advising and Faculty advisor
    • Complete capstone
    • Complete an Internship, visit the Career Center to prepare for the job market, apply for graduate school.
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