Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Mexican American Studies: MAS

MAS 680. Clinical Program: Human Rights.

Six lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 381. Learning from Mexico City: NAFTA, Neoliberalism, and Narco Cultura.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 382. Conference Course in Mexican American Studies.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 383. Internships in Applied Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

Practical field experience working in an agency, organization, business, or other site approved by the department after completion of M.A. or Ph.D. programs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate coordinator.

MAS 390. Introduction to Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

An overview of Mexican American studies for graduate research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MAS 392. Topics in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

MAS 394C. Service Learning Practicum.

Provides the opportunity to identify and discuss the integration of service learning into course curricula and explore the ethics, dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities of service learning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional hours may be required. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 394D. Virtual Teaching: Preparing for Online Instruction.

Reviews key strategies to successfully develop curriculum for online teaching. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 395C. Theories in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

Examines the major theoretical foundations in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 395D. Theoretical Foundations of Behavioral and Social Science.

An overview of social and behavioral science theories that are currently used to understand health related behaviors and guide development of interventions designed to prevent, reduce or eliminate major public health problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 395E. Participatory Research Methods.

Focuses on community-based participatory action research (CBPR), an approach to inquiry that centers on community strengths and issues, and provides people with the means to conduct systematic investigation for the purposes of education and taking systematic action to resolve specific problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 397R. Secondary Report.

Preparation of a report to be counted toward the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Mexican American studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Mexican American studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Mexican American Studies 698A.

MAS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Mexican American studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

MAS 398T. Supervised Teaching in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

Methods of interdisciplinary teaching and professional work in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies or consent of the graduate instructor and adviser.

MAS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

MAS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.