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Minor in Mexican American Studies

TAMUCC College of Liberal Arts

The Mexican American Studies Minor requires a minimum of 18 upper-division hours of designated course work. A student may not use the same course to satisfy both major and minor requirements.

Students electing a Mexican American Studies Minor are expected to develop knowledge of major writers and works, and historical, political, and linguistic trends in Mexican American Studies.

Students who select this minor must consult with and have approval of the Mexican American Studies adviser to establish a plan of study. This should be done prior to completing 6 hours of course work listed for the program. The program form must be filed with an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and certified upon application for graduation by the Dean of the College in which the major study degree will be awarded. Students may choose from the following courses. All courses are taught in English unless otherwise indicated.

On the right I have included a list of employment opportunities with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Not all of these have to do directly with Mexican American Studies, but a knowledge of this field would help make one more marketable for many of these positions.  Realize that the field of public history (museums, documentary making, oral history projects, and the like) is growing.  On a related note realize that there are a host of jobs in the world for which you will qualify, most of which you may not know existed.

REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS:

MXAS 3301   Introduction to Mexican American Studies

Students must take six hours from each of the following categories:

Cultural/Historical:   

  • ARTS 4350     Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica                          
  • ARTS 4352     Modern Art of Mexico                                              
  • HIST 4336      Mexican American History                                        
  • HIST 4337      Mexican American Women’s History            
  • HIST 3302      Latin American History                                             
  • HIST 4373      Mexico: The Colonial Period                                     
  • HIST 4374      Mexico:  The Modern Period                                     
  • SPAN 3304      Spanish Civilization                                                   
  • SPAN 3305      Spanish American Civilization                                   
  • SPAN 3315      Civilizations of the Spanish-Speaking World
 

Linguistic/Literary: 

  • ENGL 3366    Language in Society  
  • ENGL 4361    Ethnic American Literature                                       
  • SPAN 2311    Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2312    Intermediate Spanish  II
  • SPAN 4303    Spanish in the Southwest                                           
  • SPAN 4320    Spanish in the Americas                                             
  • SPAN 3302    Spanish Composition
  • SPAN 3303    Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 3307    Spanish Literature I                                                   
  • SPAN 3308    Spanish Literature II                                                  
  • SPAN 3309    Spanish American Literature I                                   
  • SPAN 3310    Spanish American Literature II                                 
  • SPAN 4301    Spanish Civil War and Literature
  • SPAN 4302    Mexican Narrative      

Political/Social Science:

  • COMM 4345    Intercultural Communication*                       
  • POLS 4315     Mexican American Politics                            
  • POLS 4325     Politics in Latin America                               
  • PSYC 4332     Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • SOCI 3321     Mexican American Women

TOPICS CLASSES  (4390) courses can be taken in any participating discipline as electives when the topics are appropriate.

 

 *requires COMM 1370 first

For more information, contact:

Dr. Anthony Quiroz
Faculty Center 284
361-825-5985
r.quiroz@tamucc.edu