Chicano and Latino Studies

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Urayoán Noel Writing Workshop and Reception Spring 2017

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Academic Advising

College of Liberal Arts Advising Center (ATLAS) PH1-104 –

Or contact Dr. Rigoberto Rodriguez, Department Chair and Academic Advisor for Chicano and Latino Studies at

CHLS Spanish Exam Waiver

If you are a CHLS major and are interested in meeting your language requirements by exam, please note that the Department will be offering a Spanish language waiver exam on the 4th Friday of every semester, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.  If you have any questions regarding the exam and/or would like to sign up to take it, please contact Dr. Antonia Garcia Orozco at and cc Michelle Seales at Please make sure to include your student ID number in your email.

Contact our CHLS Department

Rigoberto Rodriguez, Department Chair

MHB 202 / 562-985-8560

Department Administrative Support Coordinator:
Michelle Seales
Location: MHB 201
Office hours: Mondays – Thursdays (Closed on Fridays)
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Main Office: (562) 985-4644
Fax: (562) 985-4631

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