The Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies minor (or LMAS) at Texas A&M University invites students from all colleges to investigate the experiences and contributions of Latina/os in the United States and abroad. Students minoring in LMAS will receive instruction from interdisciplinary faculty across the colleges in the areas of History, Sociology, English, Anthropology, Psychology, Communications, Political Science, Health, Geography, Education and Hispanic Studies.
The courses provide students with a broad knowledge about Latina/os frequently omitted from the common curriculum, centered in the experiences of Latina/os. This educational experience provides an important pathway to multiple career choices.
Topics covered in the courses include race/ethnicity, gender, politics, religion, education, labor and major historical events like the Chicano and Puerto Rican civil rights movements and the social and demographic characteristics of Latina/os.
The LMAS minor can be a critical adition to a student’s career opportunities in occupations in the public and private sectors as employers desire applicants with intercultural competence.
In addition, the minor demonstrates knowledge in a growing specialty area which is attractive to graduate programs in areas including bot not limited to Business Administration, Media/Journalism, History, Public Health, Psychology, and Sociology.
To declare the minor, contact a Sociology Dept. Advisor
Jennifer Runnels firstname.lastname@example.org or
Zuleika Carrasco email@example.com
Contact the director, Dr. Pat Rubio Goldsmith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Select 18 hours from lists A and B with a minimum of 9 hours at the upper-division level (300- and 400-level). The student must take at least two courses (6 hours) from list A, and from at least two departments on that list. You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all minor coursework.
Course List A
- ENGL/HISP 362 Latino/a Literature
- HISP 363 Borderlands: U.S. and Mexico
- HIST 307 Latino Communities of the U.S.
- POLS 304 Latino Politics in the United States
- SOCI 403 Sociology of Latinos
- SPAN 412 Hispanic Writers in the U.S.
- LMAS 201 Intro to Latino/a & Mexican Amer Studies
Course List B
- AFST 325 Africana Humanities
- ANTH 303 Archaeology of the Amer Southwest
- COMM 407 Women, Minorities and Mass Media
- GEOG 323 Geography of Latin America
- HISP 204 Span and Span Amer Lit in Translation
- HIST 258 American Indian History
- HIST 304 Mexican-American Frontier to 1848
- HIST 305 Mexican-American History 1848–Present
- HLTH 236 Race, Ethnicity and Health
- PHIL 283 Latin American Philosophy
- POLS 306 Immigration and Political Theory
- POLS 362 Latin American Political Thought
- PSYC 208 Stereotypes, Prejudice, Minority Experience
- PSYC 209 Psychology of Culture and Diversity
- PSYC 303 Psychology of Women of Colog
- SOCI 203 US-Mexico Border
- SOCI 217 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
- SOCI 337 International Migration
- SOCI 402 Sociology of Latin America
- SOCI 489 (203) US-Mexico Border
- SPAN 450 Contemporary Span & Span-Amer. Lit
- TEFB 273 Intro Cult, Community, Society Schools
Other courses not listed may be substituted if they focus on Latino and/or Mexican-American Studies, pending approval of the director; Pat Rubio Goldsmith (email@example.com).