• Mexican - American Studies

    Associate in Arts Degree

    Available at: East Campus
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    Center for Mexican-American Studies Mission Statement

    The Del Mar College Center for Mexican-American Studies (CMAS) supports an interdisciplinary academic program that focuses on Mexican-American experiences in South Texas and throughout the United States by providing resources and learning opportunities for our students and community. The CMAS aligns with the College's designation as a Hispanic-serving Institution and furthers Mexican-American Studies as a relevant and dynamic field of study for academic growth and personal enrichment.

    Mexican-American Studies Program Overview

    The student learning outcomes for the program are derived from and linked to the student learning outcomes of the field-of-study courses. They are clear, concise, and measureable statements that specify what a student is expected to know or be able to do at the completion of the program.

    The student learning outcomes are listed below.

    • Graduates in Mexican-American Studies will demonstrate an understanding of the historical, political, and contemporary experiences of Mexican-American men and women in the United States, specifically in the region of South Texas.
    • Graduates in Mexican-American Studies will summarize demographic trends in the Unites States of the past, present, and future.
    • Graduates in Mexican-American Studies will recognize the main elements of the Mexican-American aesthetics as displayed in literature, language, music, visual arts, and cultural practices.
    • Graduates in Mexican-American Studies will practice and demonstrate oral, written, and research skills.