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Welcome To Chicano & Latino Studies

CHLS Partners with LBUSD for the High Schools’ Ethnic Studies Program - Fall 2015
Cuba Spring 2015 Transnational Experience
Cuba Spring 2015 Transnational Experience
La Catedral de La Habana
Pre-departure meeting for Cuba Spring 2015


Discover New and Exciting Courses in CHLS Spring 2016!

CHLS 341 Asian American and Chicano Latino Cinema

CHLS 380 Chicano_Latino Theatre Spring 2016

CHLS 421 Street Gangs

CHLS 490 Special Topics-  CHLS 490 Farm Workers (sec 01) or  CHLS 490 Comedy y Cultura (sec 02)



Apply to CHLS at CSULB

Freshman Application and Admission

Transfer Students: Undergraduate Admission Policy

Want to graduate in four years?

Major in Chicano and Latino Studies.

Four-year graduation plan guarantee…

Chicano and Latino Studies offers a range of relevant courses taught by expert faculty with guaranteed offerings of all required courses and guaranteed space for majors.  At a time when the average time-to-graduation at CSULB exceeds six years, Chicano and Latino Studies offers one of your only sure bets.

 Our Courses:

A sample of our course offerings include:

Chicano History, Chicano/Latino Thought and Action, Latino Population in the United States, Wealth and Poverty in Latino Communities, Ethnic Experience in the U.S., Asian and Latino Immigration Since WWII, Critical Issues in Chicano/Latino Studies, Latino Education in the U.S., Central American and Caribbean Peoples in California, Latinas/os Law and Public Policy, Chicano/Latino Literature, Street Gangs, The Latino Transnational Experience.

Our Faculty:

Our faculty are leading and emerging scholars in the areas of history, literature, political science, community organizing, educationsociology, film, music and popular culture.  Please click here to view our faculty bio page.

The Degree:

Department alumni have gone on to careers in education, research, the visual and performing arts, public relations, social work, community organizing and leadership, law, public relations and international affairs.  Many go on to earn advanced degrees (namely JDs, Mas, MDs, MFAs, MSWs and Ph.D.s), either in Chicano Latino Studies or in more mainstream disciplines (e.g. History, Political Science, Sociology, etc.)

Not ready to major?  Earn a CHLS minor with only six classes!

For additional information, please call 562-985-4644 and speak to Michelle Seales, Department Coordinator, about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jose Moreno, Chair of CHLS.  Or better yet, stop by the CHLS main office (FO3-300) to introduce yourself and we will make time to counsel you on the possibilities of tailoring the program to your academic and future work interests.


Department Chair: Jose F. Moreno Ed.D.
Location: FO3-313
Office Hours: Mon, Tue & Wed 11:00-12:00 p.m., and by appointment.
Phone: (562) 985-2093
Fax: (562) 985-4631

Academic Advising

College of Liberal Arts Advising Center
The ATLAS Network

Spring 2016 Hours

Drop-In Advising

Mondays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesdays: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesdays: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursdays: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Fridays: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Business Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
9am – Noon & 1pm – 4pm