Mexican-American Studies

The Mexican American Studies Associate of Arts degree provides students with an interdisciplinary education that can transition to any Liberal Arts or Humanities baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution.  The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with the general academic background necessary for success at any four-year institution while providing them with awareness of Mexican American history, culture, political agency, and the formation of the Mexican American identity.

The Mexican American Studies degree is especially useful for students planning to work in areas with large Hispanic populations, as it will provide them with a better understanding of the community where they work.  Employers value them as bilingual and culturally aware professionals.  Earning an Associate of Arts in Mexican American Studies prepares students for multiple career paths in the public and private sectors, including social service, urban planning, non-profits, healthcare, education, and business operations.

The Mexican American Studies program not only provides students with cultural awareness, but also an advantage in both a four-year program and the workforce by honing critical thinking, oral, written, and research skills. 

Degree Plans Faculty Staff

Associate Degree

Mexican-American Studies

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Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location

Victor Gomez, History

vgomez 956-872-2070 Pecan PB20A-102
Ballinger, Patricia, Art phballin 956-872-3551 Pecan A-114
Barrera, B. James, History jbbarrer 956-872-8341 Pecan P-3.117
Brown, Rachael, Art rfbrown 956-973-7606 Mid-Valley G-134
Gonzales, Trinidad, History tgonzale 956-872-3513 Pecan P-3.115

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Longoria, Norma - Department Secretary nlongori 956-872-2094 Pecan P-3.116
Villanueva, Dolores - Faculty Secretary dvillan8 956-872-2561 Pecan P-1.148
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