Mexican-American Studies

Minor in Mexican-American Studies

The minor in Mexican-American studies is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers serving Mexican-American constituencies, careers such as public and business administration, marketing, public relations, education, politics, government and minority affairs, as well as careers in which the graduate would work in an international or multicultural environment. The minor is also designed to prepare students for graduate and advanced professional study in programs in which a minority affairs focus would be an asset.

To complete a Mexican-American studies minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours in courses approved for Mexican-American studies credit, including MAS 2301 (Introduction to Mexican American Studies), MAS 3310 (Special Topics), and MAS 4310 (Capstone Course). At least nine semester hours must be at the upper division level.

Students must select their additional classes from a variety of other courses appropriate for the Mexican-American studies minor which are taught regularly or as special topics in a number of departments of Sul Ross. These include, but are not limited to:

Spanish 2301, 2302; Anthropology 1301, 2301; Education 3308, BSL 3328, 3329; English 4301, 4302, 4304; History 3308, 3313; Mexican American Studies 3310, 4309; Political Science 3314, 4304; Psychology 3314, Sociology 3308; Spanish 2304, 3308, 3316.

Undergraduate Courses in Mexican-American Studies

MAS 2301 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies (3-0)
Introduction to Mexican-American culture, history, literature, music, world view and place in both Mexican and American societies and nations.

MAS 3310 Special Topics (3-0)
Selected topics in the area of Mexican-American studies. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

MAS 4309 Readings and Research (3-0)
Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student need. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.