Jun 16, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mexican American Studies Minor

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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 a minimum of 18 semester hours: a minimum of nine from social science classes and a minimum of nine from liberal arts. Twelve of the 18 hours must be in residence. Twelve hours must be advanced, at least six of which must be in residence. A 2.00 minimum grade point average over all courses applied to the minor is required. “MAS” prefixed courses can be used in the social science category for the minor as well as in the liberal arts.

Social Sciences

Nine hours of Social Science courses from the following:

Liberal Arts

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:


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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