MA Degree

MA Degree Course Requirements

Curriculum

Courses

Total Units

  Core Courses

   Required: MAS 200, MAS 205, MAS 210, MAS 225, MAS 240 and MAS 275

18 Units

  Emphasis with One Sequence

    Emphasis in Education

     Choose one sequence:

   1. MAS 215, MAS 230, MAS 252, MAS 298 (Project) or elective;

   2. MAS 215, MAS 230 or MAS 252, MAS 298 and MAS 299 (Thesis)

   Emphasis in Comparative Ethnic Studies

   Choose one sequence:

    1. MAS 215, MAS 230, MAS 252; MAS 298 (Project) or elective; or

    2. MAS 215 or MAS 230, MAS 252, MAS 298 and MAS 299 (Thesis)

    Emphasis in Policy Studies

     Choose one sequence:

     1. MAS 215, MAS 230, MAS 252; MAS 298 (Project) or elective; or

   2. MAS 215 or MAS 252, MAS 230, MAS 298 (Project) and MAS 299 (Thesis)

12 Unit

   MA Degree TOTAL


Core Courses + Emphasis Sequence =


30 Units

 

Description of Emphasis

MA – Mexican American Studies, Emphasis in Policy Studies

The Policy Studies Emphasis is designed to provide students with a strong background in policy analysis and development as they relate to the Chicana/o and Latina/o community. The intent of this emphasis is to prepare students to apply a Chicana/o and Latina/o perspective to the development and implementation of contemporary policies that address the needs of this and other communities.

MA – Mexican American Studies, Emphasis in Comparative Ethnic Studies

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Emphasis is designed to prepare students for doctoral study in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies and other academic fields. In addition to courses in Mexican American Studies, students may take courses from other areas of Ethnic Studies, such as African American Studies and Asian American Studies, so as to develop strengths in several areas of Ethnic Studies.

MA – Mexican American Studies, Emphasis in Education

The Education Emphasis is intended to prepare students for effective work in a number of fields requiring expertise in issues relevant to Chicana/o and Latina/o education. Among the most critical areas within this emphasis is the analysis of the K-12 educational system and the development of methods for training competent professionals to work with these communities