Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican American Studies
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican American Studies offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, combines history, literature, art and other subjects to give students an understanding of Mexican American culture.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) College of Arts and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts in Mexican American Studies. The interdisciplinary degree combines history, literature, art and other subjects to give students a comprehensive understanding of Mexican American culture and the advancements Mexican Americans have made in U.S. society. The program propels students and the University toward the vision of becoming a nationally recognized expert in Mexican American culture. The program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours within the major, of which at least 18 will be advanced. The major also requires a minor in any OLLU-approved field, although students majoring in Mexican American Studies are encouraged to complete the requirements for a second major. The department also offers a minor and certificate in Mexican American Studies. With a degree in Mexican American Studies, students pursue careers in communications, art, human service delivery, community development, legal services, health services, social welfare and education, among others. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum also prepares students for a wide range of advanced graduate work and professional training in many fields. SAMPLE COURSEWORK As part of the Mexican American Studies curriculum, the following courses are offered: • Mexican Americans in U.S. Society • Survey of Mexican American Literature • Mexican American Cultural History • Mexican American Visual Art • Mexican Americans: Their Spiritual Foundations • Spanish Dialects in the United States • Mexican American Poetry and Prose CENTER FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) was established in 2001 as a university-wide resource for research, teaching and scholarly activities related to Mexican American culture. The CMASR hosts an annual conference that features scholarly research from students representing institutions across the United States, discussion panels that focus on current Mexican American issues and presentations from prominent Mexican American professionals. Additionally, the conference provides OLLU students with the opportunity to showcase their research and work on issues that affect Mexican Americans. This work prepares students for graduate-level studies and for their professional endeavors. • Spanish Borderlands in North America • Context of Mexican American Leadership A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 email@example.com Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Sister María Eva Flores, CDP, PhD Professor of History and Mexican American Studies 210-434-6711, ext. 2209 firstname.lastname@example.org FACULTY Interdisciplinary faculty conduct research, participate in scholarly activities and are an integral part in the planning and implementation of the annual conference hosted by the CMASR. Faculty members are dedicated to the study of Mexican American culture and reflect that passion in their teaching and research. CAMPUS RESOURCES OLLU maintains special collections of historical documents and information including the María Antoinetta Berriozábal collection, Las Hermanas-USA, oral history and Spanish Colonial Records. The Research Collection is housed on the first floor of the Sueltenfuss Library The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technologyrich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Dec. 2013