Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies  (Minor)

Would you like to enhance your studies with knowledge of the Chicano and Latino populations in the U.S.? Learn about the culture, history, migration, health issues and media representations of these populations, and apply that knowledge to your career interests.

Program Description

In the transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies minor, students gain general knowledge from a comparative perspective about the Chicano and Latino populations in the United States and on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The core requirements focus on these populations' cultural, economic, sociological, historical, psychological and artistic experiences. In the remaining credit hours, students may select from courses in a variety of topics including:

  • community development
  • diversity in education
  • film and the media
  • health issues
  • immigration and migration
  • language and bilingualism
  • literature and performance
  • politics and policy

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies (all concentrations)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

An ASU student who is pursuing a degree at any ASU campus may elect to add a minor offered at any other ASU campus.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor requires 18 credit hours of TCL course work, of which at least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required for all courses used toward the minor.

Core Requirements: (6)
TCL 201 Transborder Society and Culture I: Interdisciplinary Approaches, HU, C (3) or TCL 202 Transborder Society and Culture II: Contemporary Issues, SB, C (3) AND TCL 331 Mexican American History to 1900, SB, H, C (3) or TCL 332 Mexican American History Since 1900, SB, H, C (3)

The remaining 12 elective hours are taken from TCL courses, and must include at least nine hours of upper-division course work.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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