Mexican American Studies (MAS) Frequently Asked Questions
What coursework is part of this field of study at ACC?
Along with taking core curriculum courses, the MAS requirements include:
- HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
- HUMA 1311 Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
- HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
- HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
- GOVT 2311 Mexican-American Politics
- ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature
- SPAN 2315 Spanish for Spanish Speakers OR SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish
Will these course transfer to other colleges and universities in Texas?
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has designated the courses for the MAS field of study as “fully transferable.” The courses are “fully transferable” to public colleges and universities in Texas. Students planning on transferring to either private or out-of-state institutions should direct transfer questions to that college and/or university.
Do MAS courses count towards other degree plans at ACC?
Yes, you can take some MAS classes to satisfy core coursework requirements. For example, students can take HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I and this class can count as either a required U.S. History course or even as an elective. Whereas SPAN 2315 Spanish for Spanish Speakers is applicable to an ACC certificate in Translation and Interpreting and other degree plans. Check with an Advisor at any ACC campus to see if these MAS courses can satisfy your core curriculum coursework.
- What are some universities that offer a major or minor in Mexican American Studies in Texas?
How do I apply for Admission to Austin Community College?
You can begin the application process at ACC’s main page.
If I am interested in teaching for MAS, who do I contact?
If you are a faculty member interested in teaching with Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, please fill out this form.
You may also contact the Program Coordinator, Lydia CdeBaca: email@example.com
To learn more about Interdisciplinary Studies as a whole, contact INDS department chair, Shirin Khosropour: firstname.lastname@example.org