Mexican American Studies (MXAS)

MXAS 1305  Introduction to Mexican American Studies  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An introduction to the area of Chicano Studies including the cultural, historical, and linguistic approaches. This basic course includes the study of major authors, significant historical events, and important linguistic considerations.

MXAS 3307  Mexican American Folklore  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Studies folklore through selected examples of traditional Mexican and Mexican American culture.  Possible topics include:  folk songs, folk healing, folk art, foods, testimonials, tales, proverbs, riddles, or other cultural element characteristics of the Mexican American experience.

MXAS 3311  Mexican American Literature  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An analysis of Chicano literature. Special emphasis will be given to the new consciousness of the Chicano in the most current literature of the various genres.

MXAS 3315  Spotlight on Chicana Playwrights  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

The course familiarizes students with Chicana playwrights and plays representative of Chicana feminist and queer thought, using an historical framework to establish distinctive periods in Chicana Theater from the 1980s to the present. Themes related to socio-political circumstances, as well as the construction and representation of race, class, gender, and sexuality and their relationship to identity will be explored through literary analysis and theory.

MXAS 4390  Topics in Mexican American Studies  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

May be repeated when topics vary.