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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Latino and Mexican American Studies, BA


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BA with major in Latino and Mexican American Studies (LMAS) examines the politics, history, language, culture, literature, sociology, anthropology, economics, and creative accomplishments of Latinos in the US.  This diverse population includes people who trace their heritage to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other Latin American and Caribbean nations. Students take four required substantive classes (12 hours), four classes (12 hours) in two of three elective areas and also complete either an internship and/or senior research paper (6 hours). LMAS will prepare students to be more competitive in the increasingly challenging and diverse workforce environment.

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements


A minimum of of 30 hours is required in the major, including:

Electives, 12 hours


Plus four classes (12 hours) in two of three elective areas:

Politics and Public Policy

Minor


Students who wish to earn a minor are encouraged to choose Business Marketing or Management, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or International Studies.

Electives


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Other requirements


A minimum grade of C is required for an LMAS course to count toward the major.

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