MAS Major and Minor


The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisors guides students through their academic careers and sees advising as a partnership between advisors and students.
To schedule an appointment with the advisor, please use this link:
Log in with your NetID and password and then select “College of Social and Behavioral Sciences” and “Mexican American Studies”. Students are also welcome to see Randy during walk-in hours.


Walk In Schedule (Subject to Chance)

Communication Building
Room 115

October 2019

  • Wednesday, October 23rd 1:30PM-3:30PM 
  • Thursday, October 24th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Monday, October 28th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Tuesday, October 29th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, October 30th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Thursday, October 31st 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM

November 2019

  • Monday, November 4th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Tuesday, November 5th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, November 6th 1:30PM-3:30PM 
  • Thursday, November 7th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Friday, November 8th 9:30AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-3:30PM
Allison Ewing-Cooper
Communication Building, Room 115
1103 E University Blvd



Student Advising for Majors and Minors

The MAS Major (30 Units Total)

The general goal of the curriculum is to provide a core course of study in contemporary Mexican American public policy issues, and to train students in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students can further develop their areas of emphasis from two thematic strands: Social History & Cultural Studies and Social Justice & Applied Public Policy.

Thirty (30) units are required for the major: 9 units from three required courses; 21 units from the seven elective courses

    I. Required Core Courses

    MAS 265 Culture, Community and Identity (Fall, Spring) 

    MAS 317 Latin American Immigration and the Remaking of the US (Fall only)

    MAS 498 Senior Capstone (Spring of Senior year)

    II. Seven MAS Elective Courses (21 units) from the following:

Elective Courses

    MAS 201 Chicana Women: An Introduction

    MAS 280 Chicano/a Psychology

    MAS 307 Chicana Feminism: History, Theory and Practice

    MAS 319 Mexican American Culture

    MAS 330 Minority Groups and American Politics

    MAS 332 Politics of the Mexican American Community

    MAS 343 History of the Mexican American

    MAS 350 The Chicano Movement

    MAS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism: Theory, History and Practice

    MAS 365 Latinos and Latinas: Emerging Contemporary Issues

    MAS 392e Social Justice Leadership and Research

    MAS 393 Internship

    MAS 396d Contemporary Issues in Latino/Latina Leadership

    MAS 400 Special Topics in Women's Studies

    MAS 405 Traditional Indian Medicine: Health, Healing and Well Being

    MAS 410 Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health

    MAS 425 Topics in Latino Health

    MAS 429 The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands in Contemporary Perspective

    MAS 435 (formerly listed as MAS 430) Mexican Traditional Medicine

    MAS 467 Race and Ethnic Relations

    MAS 470 Feminization of Migration

    MAS 475a The Education of Latinos/as

    MAS 485 Mexicana/Chicana Women's History

    MAS 495A Special Topics in Mexican American Studies

    MAS 496A Advanced Topics in Chicano Studies


The MAS Minor (18 Units Total)

The minor in MAS has a total of 18 units: 9 units from three required courses, and 9 elective MAS units.
(A supportive minor in Mexican American Studies to augment areas or majors is encouraged.)

I. Required Core Courses

    MAS 265 Overview of Mexican American Studies (Fall, Spring) 

    MAS 317 Latin American Immigration and the Remaking of the US (Fall only)

    MAS 498 Senior Capstone (Spring of Senior year)

II. Three MAS Elective Courses (9 units).

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