About the Program
The Mexican American Studies Program at NVC prepares students to learn about the world through Mexican American experiences in the United States and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands and through the study of history, literature, art, politics, and more.
What will I learn?
Mexican American Studies and other Ethnic Studies programs/courses prepare students to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly multicultural/multi-ethnic national and global society. We encourage students to see themselves as powerful holders and creators of knowledge and agents of positive change in the world. Many of our students transfer to the University to continue their education to earn advanced degrees including Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Masters of Arts (M.A), Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.), Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Specifically, taking a concentration of courses in MAS may enable students to:
What can I do with this course of study?
Mexican American Studies prepares students for the workforce and the University by developing the following marketable skills that can be applied in multiple areas of life:
These skills will enable our students to obtain jobs in the following fields:
What is special about this program?
San Antonio, Texas is over 60% Mexican American/Latina/o/x. Over half of the students that attend the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio are Mexican American/Latina/o/x. Additionally, Mexican American and other Latina/o/x students comprise the majority of students from Pre-K-12th grade in Texas schools.
University of Arizona and Stanford University studies have shown that students taking Mexican American Studies and other Ethnic Studies courses score higher on standardized tests, graduate at a higher rate, and overall are more academically engaged in all of their courses and succeed at a higher rate. This has been found to be true for all students, not only Mexican American students.
|Degrees and Certificates|
|Transfer Advising Guides|
HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican American Studies
HIST 2327 Mexican American History I
ENGL 2351 Mexican American Literature
Any Spanish Course
HUMA 1311 Mexican American Fine Arts Appreciation
HIST 2328 Mexican American History II
GOVT 2311 Mexican American Politics
Faculty and Staff