College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Mexican American Studies > Mexican American Studies Minor
The minor in Mexican American Studies conveys the broad, deep and rich experiences of Mexican Americans in the U.S. and prepares students to better understand the history, culture, folklore, literature, social issues, political behavior and other realities of the Mexican American population.
A minor in Mexican American Studies is important in that it improves the decision making in a number of fields such as public administration, law, politics, public education, artistic institutions, psychology, and a host of other professions. A minor in this field will become even more important as the population of Chicanos and Latinos increases throughout the state and nation.
A minor in Mexican American Studies requires 15 semester credit hours. This includes 9 semester credit hours form approved liberal arts courses and 6 semester credit hours from approved social science courses or , 9 semester credit hours from approved social science courses and 6 credit hours from approved liberal arts courses. Students pursuing the MAS minor are required to take MAS 2340 - Introduction to Mexican American Studies .
MAS prefixed courses can be used under the liberal arts category and the social science category for purposes of obtaining the minor.