Mexican American Studies at NLC

What is Mexican American Studies

Mexican American Studies at NLC engages students in the study of the history, literature, politics, and art of Mexican American communities in the southwestern United States.  It promotes the academic exploration of the Mexican-American experience, instills cultural literacy, and prepares students for global citizenship.

Mexican-American studies at NLC is a group of courses that can be transferred to local universities to complete a Bachelor's Degree.

What will I learn?

Students will focus on understanding diverse cultural views, developing intellectual curiosity, and expanding cultural awareness.

What courses will I take in Mexican American Studies?

HIST 2328

Mexican-American History II

The study of the historical, economic, social, and cultural development of the Mexican American experience from the 19th century to the present.

Spring 2023

HUMA 1305

Introduction to Mexican-American Studies

Introduction to the field of Mexican-American/Chicano/a Studies from its inception to the present.

Spring 2023

SPAN 2312

Intermediate Spanish II

This course is a continuation of SPAN 2311. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in the context of Hispanic culture and civilization.

Spring 2023

 

What can I do with the Mexican American Focus?

Mexican-American studies at NLC is a group of courses that can be transferred to local universities to complete a Bachelor's Degree.

Marketable Skills

  • MAS coursework paves the way for cultural competency, and analytical, and communications skills needed to obtain social and economic opportunities.
  • Students gain strong written and oral communication skills, critical thinking and analysis, knowledge about human behavior and institutions, the ability to work effectively with diverse populations, the capacity to analyze the racial impacts of law and public policy, as well as excellent research skills, team-building and group-centered leadership skills.

Learn more about the coursework

HIST 2327 - Mexican American History I

The study of the historical, economic, social, and cultural development of the Mexican American experience to the 19th Century.

GOVT 2311 - Mexican American Politics

The study of Mexican American and Latinx politics within the American political experience. Topics include historical, cultural, socioeconomic, and constitutional issues that pertain to the study of Mexican Americans and other Latinx populations in the United States. Other topics such as political participation, governmental institutions, electoral politics, political representation, demographic trends, and other contemporary public policy debates will also be addressed.