Nov 28, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mexican American Studies Minor


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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Mexican American Studies  > Mexican American Studies Minor

The minor in Mexican American Studies conveys the broad, deep and rich experiences of Mexican Americans in the U.S. and prepares students to better understand the history, culture, folklore, literature, social issues, political behavior and other realities of the Mexican American population.

A minor in Mexican American Studies is important in that it improves the decision making in a number of fields such as public administration, law, politics, public education, artistic institutions, psychology, and a host of other professions. A minor in this field will become even more important as the population of Chicanos and Latinos increases throughout the state and nation.

A minor in Mexican American Studies requires 15 semester credit hours. This includes 9 semester credit hours form approved liberal arts courses and 6 semester credit hours from approved social science courses or , 9 semester credit hours from approved social science courses and 6 credit hours from approved liberal arts courses. Students pursuing the MAS minor are required to take MAS 2340 - Introduction to Mexican American Studies .

MAS prefixed courses can be used under the liberal arts category and the social science category for purposes of obtaining the minor.

Social Sciences


Six to nine hours from the following:

Liberal Arts


Six to nine hours of humanities, fine arts, and communication courses from the following, to include no more than six hours in MAS courses, unless approved by the MAS advisor, and no more than three hours in Spanish language courses:

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On occasion, courses are added to this approved list between editions of this catalog. For the most up-to-date list of approved courses for this minor, contact the Center for Mexican American Studies.

Bilingual education majors may substitute CUIN 3310 - Foundations of Bilingual Education , K-12, for three hours of Humanities and Fine Arts (liberal arts) courses in the minor.

*Note that individual courses with the “MAS” prefix can be used under the social science and liberal arts categories.

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