Mexican-American Studies

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree with a field of study in Mexican American Studies is designated for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree In Mexican American Studies or any Liberal Arts or Humanities field at four-year institutions. The curriculum includes a multi-discipline approach throughout the general academic courses and electives that enable students who intended to major in Mexican American Studies to transfer to four-year institutions.

Completing the Mexican American Studies program can expand opportunities in education, teaching, law school, journalism, business, public administration, and other related areas. Instruction in Mexican American Studies will promote critical thinking and writing, as well as develop an awareness of how the past has shaped the present.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
HUMA 1305Introduction to Mexican-American Studies3
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 - 12 credit hours
To complete the Mexican-American Studies Field of Study, students must take 12 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.12
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 1,242
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Mexican-American Literature
History
Mexican-American History I
Mexican-American History II
Creative Arts
Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mexican American Politics
Total Credit Hours60
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In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.

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Students who select a 3 credit hours Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit 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
Second Semester
Field of Study Elective 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
Third Semester
GOVT 2311 Mexican American Politics 3
 Credit Hours3
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Field of Study Elective 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
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Field of Study Elective 3
Recommended:
 
Intermediate Spanish II  
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
Field of Study Elective 3
Recommended:
 
Minority Studies  
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60-61 Credit Hours
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To complete the Mexican-American Studies Field of Study, students must take 12 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.