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San Francisco State University
Latina/Latino Studies B.A.

Latina/Latino Studies is a unique liberal arts B.A. degree program with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and community empowerment. The program offer an opportunity to study within a multidisciplinary framework of knowledge to develop critical thinking skills, analytical and writing skills, and an area of expertise centered on Latinos in California and the United States. The program is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and consciousness that empower students to function as effective leaders in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global society. The major prepares students for graduate and professional schools for a wide range of public and private sector employment, and for a lifetime of community commitment and involvement.

The Latina/Latino Studies curriculum is critical, analytical, holistic, and cutting-edge. Students choose an integrated series of Major or Minor required and elective courses, as well as General Education classes focused on Latinos in the United States. Theoretical frameworks address race, class, sexuality, and gender inequities historically and in the present time in an analysis of multiple marginalities, community resistance, and empowerment. Students will experience a pan-Latino and comparative approach grounded in the U.S. but sometimes following a trajectory back to Latin American countries of origin and the indigenous cultures and histories connected to Latino diasporic communities. The institutional experiences, social and national identities, cultural expressions and resistance movements of Chicano/a, Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean-American communities in the U.S. are centrally addressed. The program emphasis is on gender, transnational identities, global economies, social movements, and literatures of resistance across the curriculum.

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