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Minor in Mexican and Mexican-American Studies

This minor is designed to introduce students to a variety of topics and issues in the history, politics, arts, and migration of Mexicans and to give them the opportunity to study Mexico and its Diaspora in the United States. The program is offered as a minor field that complements a wide array of majors. It is particularly valuable for students who wish to combine an interest in Mexico with majors such as History, Education, Sociology, Anthropology, or Political Science.


Students must complete four courses (12 credits), two of which are the required courses LAC 267 and LAC 268. The remaining two may be chosen from the list of courses in Mexican and Mexican American Studies and the list of relevant courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Courses in Mexican and Mexican American Studies

LAC 268: History of Mexico

LAC 364: Through Foreign Eyes: Outsides Look at Mexico

SPA (LAC) 346: Introduction to Mexican and Chicano/a Literature

LAC (HIW) 352: The Mexican Revolution

LAC 363: Mexican Migration to the U.S.: History, Culture, and Civil Rights

Relevant Courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences

LAC (HIS) 267: Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean

LAC 312: Family and Gender Relations Among Latinos

LAC (COM) (PRS) 319: Latinos in Film

LAC (ANT) 347: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America

LAC (ANT) 318: Early Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

LAC (POL) 332: Political Systems in Latin America

Last modified: 7/30/2015