Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

 

Gordon White Building 

Lucky you, you found us! 

This is the Gordon-White Building, the home of Latino Studies and Black Studies at UT... so, I guess you could say it’s the best building on campus? You can find our department’s faculty and staff offices here, a few classrooms, but most importantly, our multi-purpose event space where we host regular discussions, potlucks, film screenings, and more. 

 


Major Requirements

 
Students LaughingOur classes are designed to make students think critically about the lived experiences and issues Latinos face in the US. Students learn about topics relating, but not limited to, language, history, food, religion and spirituality, delving deep into Latino culture and customs to explore “What does it mean to be a Latino in the U.S.?” Students also have the opportunity to study immigration, education, health care, law and policy making in order to better understand the structural making of our government and address the issues that have the greatest on-the-ground impact in our communities. 

 

Total Hours Required for Major: 27 hours, including 18 hours upper-division and in residence.

MAS 301 Introduction to Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

MAS 307 Introduction to Mexican American Culture Studies or 
MAS 308 Introduction to Mexican American Policy Studies or 
MAS 309 Bilingualism in the Americas

MAS 361 Mexican American Cultural Studies Seminar or 
MAS 362 Mexican American Public Policy Seminar or 
MAS 363 Sociolinguistics for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

MAS 378 Capstone Seminar

MAS 375 Internship or Study Abroad 

15 Additional Hours:
3 Upper-Division MALS courses
1 MALS Course (Any) 

 

*Core, Liberal Arts, and Flag requirements may be fulfilled by courses used for the Mexican American and Latina/o Studies major; see advisor for details.

View the full Mexican American and Latina/o Studies Degree Plan here.


Minor Requirements

Students in majors other than Mexican American and Latina/o Studies can pursue a transcript-recognized minor in MALS.  

 

Total Required Hours for Minor: 15 hours.

MAS 301 Introduction to Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

MAS 307 Introduction to Mexican American Culture Studies or 
MAS 308 Introduction to Mexican American Policy Studies or 
MAS 309 Bilingualism in the Americas

MAS 361 Mexican American Cultural Studies Seminar or 
MAS 362 Mexican American Public Policy Seminar or 
MAS 363 Sociolinguistics for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

6 Additional Hours: 1 Upper-Division MALS course; 1 MALS Course (Any)