Mexican American Studies

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Studies
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the Mexican American program?

Mexican American Studies, or better referred to as "MAS," is a new field of study (FOS) at San Antonio College.

MAS's mission is to strengthen the next generation's knowledge of Mexican-American communities and to share that information widely.

Students who take MAS courses will develop the ability to work effectively with diverse populations, and will formulate a deep understanding of the Mexican-American culture, history, language, and artistic expression.

What courses are offered within MAS? 

Course offerings will vary from semester to semester.

  • Mexican American History I (HIST 2327)
  • Mexican American Literature (ENGL 2351)
  • Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 2312)
  • Mexican American History II (HIST 2328)
  • Mexican American Literature (ENGL 2351)
  • Introduction to MAS (HUMA 1305)
  • Mexican American Politics (GOVT 2311)
  • Any Spanish course
  • Mexican American Fine Arts Appreciation (HUMA 1311)

Who is eligible to take courses with MAS? 

Current, new, and returning students are invited to take courses within the MAS field of study.

Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and/or the MAS Coordinator for information about registering for MAS courses.

Program Updates:

Here you will find our MAS with all the ways students can connect with us virtually.

What can you do with MAS? 

MAS courses prepare students for jobs in the fields of healthcare, social work, education, law, criminal justice, and business, all fields that will have to provide more and more services to the burgeoning Mexican American population.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree can take advantage of SAC's existing articulation agreements with MAS programs at UTSA and OLLU.

In addition, MAS courses can lead to advanced degrees, including a Masters of Arts (M.A), Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.), Juris Doctorate (J.D.), and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Formulate a deep understanding of the Mexican American culture...

Contact Us

Lisa Coronado
Chance Academic Center (CAC) 303
(210) 486-1094

Dr. Marianne Bueno
Program Coordinator
CAC 100
(210) 486-1341

Denise DeLaRosa
Academic Unit Assistant
CAC 303
(210) 486-1695