Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Description
In the concentration of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, you will gain general knowledge about the Chicana/o and Latina/o populations in the United States and the U.S.-Mexico border. The core requirements will focus on this population’s experiences, history, culture, and socio-economic status.

In the 12 hours of electives, you can take courses in a variety of different areas. If you would like to learn more about the diverse Latina/o culture, we offer courses in film, history, literature, performance and visual art. If your career is in the health field, you can select courses specific to social factors affecting Latino health and how to design, implement and evaluate community based health programs. Or, perhaps you would like to learn more about international migration, immigration policy, border enforcement, globalization, regional development, demographic change and economic integration.

This concentration will complement any other focus in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • All electives must be taken in TCL (Transborder Chicano/a and Latin/oa) courses.

Core 6 Hours

TCL 201 Transborder Society and Culture I: Interdisciplinary Approaches (3)
OR
TCL 202 Transborder Society and Culture II: Contemporary Issues (3)

AND

TCL/HST 331 Mexican American History to 1900 (3) (Pre-requisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST or TCL 331)
OR
TCL/HST 332 Mexican American History Since 1900 (3) (Pre-requisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST or TCL 332)

Electives 12 Hours Upper Division Required
Choose elective courses from the following:

Any TCL 300 or 400 level course. 
Not from TCL 331, HST 331, TCL 332, HST 332

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LATCLEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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