Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies - Minor
The Latino/a and Mexican American Studies minor (or LMAS) at Texas A&M University encourages students across the university to investigate the experiences and contributions of Latino/as in the United States and abroad. Students minoring in LMAS will receive instruction from interdisciplinary faculty across the College of Liberal Arts and the University. LMAS courses draw on disciplines including, but not limited to, the areas of History, Sociology, English, Anthropology, Psychology, Communications, Political Science, Geography, Education, and Hispanic Studies. The courses provide students with broad knowledge about Latino/as frequently omitted from the common curriculum and centered in the experiences of Latino/as.
The LMAS minor addresses topics such as race, ethnicity, gender, politics, religion, education, labor, immigration, and civil rights, among others. These topics include both historical and contemporary perspectives and draw on a variety of approaches, including literature, history, individual and interpersonal experiences, performance, policy analysis, and psychological research.
The LMAS minor complements any degree and future career by providing students with a strong foundation in key workplace skills: critical thinking, perspective taking, social and personal responsibility, communication, research, writing, and cultural understanding. Additionally, the LMAS minor prepares students to address societal changes that will occur as the state of Texas becomes a majority-minority state and continues to navigate its southern border. The LMAS minor prepares students to address some of the most crucial societal issues today: health policy, justice and law reform, civil rights, and labor and immigration practices.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Select at least six hours from the following 1,2||6|
|Borderlands: U.S. and Mexico|
|Introduction to Latino/Mexican American Studies|
|Latino Politics in the United States|
|Sociology of Latinos|
|U.S. Hispanic Writers|
|Select the remaining hours from the following: 2||9|
|Gender, Race and Media|
|Geography of Latin America|
|Spanish and Spanish American Literature in Translation|
|American Indian History|
|Chicana/o History since 1848|
|Latino/a Labor in the United States|
|Latinx Civil Rights Movements|
|Introduction to Health Disparities and Diversity|
|Latin American Philosophy|
|Contemporary Political Problems and Issues|
|Latin American Political Thought|
|Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Minority Experience|
|Psychology of Culture and Diversity|
|Psychology of Women of Color|
|Introduction to Race and Ethnicity|
|Sociology of Latin America|
|Mexican Cinema and Culture|
|Contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American Literature|
|Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
1 The two courses (6 hours) from the first area must come from two departments.
2 Students will select 15 hours total from both lists with a minimum of 9 hours at the upper-division level (300- and 400-level).
Students must earn a C or higher in each course to be counted in the minor field.