What is Chicano/Latino Studies?

The Chicano/Latino Studies program at Ohlone College is designed to introduce students to the dynamic and growing field of Chicano/Latino Studies (which includes both Chicana and Chicano/Latino Studies, also referred to as Chicana/o Studies), an interdisciplinary field of study that uses History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, Ethnomusicology, Theater, and a host of other disciplines; to study and interpret the complex and diverse experiences of Chicana/os and Latina/os.

As introductory survey courses, students entering Chicana/o Studies courses are not required to know much about the field of Chicana/o Studies, nor to know much about the people called Chicanas/os (even if you are of Chicana/o or Latina/o descent!).

Oscar Rodriguez holding a certificate for Outstanding Student in Chicano Studies.
Congratulations to Oscar Rodriguez (center), the Chicano Studies Student of the Year at Ohlone College 2013-2014. ¡Sí Se Pudo!

Why Chicano/Latino Studies?

Chicano/Latino Studies Certificates

Certificates of Accomplishment

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

Apply for a Degree or Certificates

Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.