Mexican-American Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  The student will apply the appropriate uses of Mexican American Studies graduates will recognize and explain key historical elements in the formation of a Mexican American identity.

2.  Mexican American Studies graduates will demonstrate critical thinking through the identification and explanation of how Mexican American language, literature, and art have impacted culture overall.
 
3. Mexican American Studies graduates will demonstrate their analytical skills by identifying and explaining the results of Mexican American political activism and agency in the United States.
 
4.   Students will demonstrate an ability to explain significant social movements and their impact on history.
 
5.  The student will apply the appropriate uses of accents and grammatical structures in the Spanish language in written form.

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Field of Study - 12 credit hours
HUMA 1305Introduction to Mexican-American Studies3
ENGL 2351Mexican American Literature3
HUMA 1311Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation3
GOVT 2311Mexican American and Latinx Politics3
Spanish Language Requirement3-4
Beginning Spanish I for Non-Spanish Speakers
Beginning Spanish II for Non-Spanish Speakers
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I
Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II
Field of Study Electives - 3 credit hours
To complete the Mexican-American Studies Field of Study, students must take 3 credit hours listed in any Associate of Arts Field of Study from the following list: Anthropology, Business Administration (transfer plan only), Communication, Criminal Justice, Drama, Education, English, Arts, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language and Cultural Studies, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.3
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 1,242
History
Mexican-American History I
Mexican-American History II
Total Credit Hours60

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 2351 Mexican American Literature 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I 3
HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies 3
Spanish Language Requirement 3-4
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
Field of Study Elective 1 3-4
Recommended:
 
Beginning Spanish II for Non-Spanish Speakers  
Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II  
HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
 Credit Hours13
Summer
GOVT 2311 Mexican American and Latinx Politics 3
 Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
 
Intermediate Spanish I  
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
HUMA 1311 Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60-61