Fall 2020 Undergrad Course Schedule

Official Schedule  and Active Course Catalog 

FALL 2020


MAS 150B1: Sex and AIDS in the 21st Century

Course focuses on issues of social difference, self-identity, and social status as these are reflected in scholarship about social justice, and applied to social justice issues in the local, national, and international stages.  The course has two distinct foci: understanding different leadership styles and preparing to conduct original research to address social and economic inequalities.

*Course also taught by Dr. Magana, seven-week-two session.



MAS 150B1: Sex and AIDS in the 21st Century

As we enter the third decade of the HIV/AIDS epidemic there is still no cure. This course examines the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States, its origins, and risk factors for transmissionand acquisition. The course will also explore sexuality and drug use and its association with HIV disease. Health promotion programs targeted to various at-risk groups will also be discussed.






MAS 150C1: Popular Culture, Media, and Latina/o/x Identities

This course provides a broad-based introduction to the growing interdisciplinary field of popular culture and media studies with an emphasis on the Latina/o experience. Students will explore current theoretical ideas and debates about popular culture and chart its growing importance in all aspects of life. It is a central course for students interested in the social sciences, as well as for students interested in cultural and media studies.





MAS 319: Mexican American Culture

Historical background, cultural institutions, identity problems, social relations, and expectations of people of Mexican ancestry in the United States.







MAS 485: Mexicana/Chicana Women's History

Historical survey and sociological analysis of past and present experiences of Mexicanas and Chicanas in the United States.







MAS 350: The Chicano Movement

Exploration and analysis of the origin, nature, dynamics (political, social, cultural), ideology, activities, and effects of the Chicano movement of the 1960s.







MAS 425: Latino Health Disparities

A public health perspective in examining health and mental health issues affecting Latinos residing in the U.S., with particular emphasis on Mexican Americans.






MAS 475A: The Education of Latinas/Latinos

This course will provide an overview of the theories, policies, and practices related to the education of Latinos. We will focus specifically on the social, cultural, economic, and institutional factors, within and outside the school context, that contribute to Latino students' underachievement, failure, and negative educational outcomes. In addition, transformative practices that promote student achievement, learning, and critical consciousness will be discussed. Readings will cover various issues in education as well as introduce course participants to a broad collection of primarily Latino scholars interested in developing new methods and policies that will improve the educational experiences of Latino students.