Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

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.


  • 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
It is recommended that students completing TCL 201 take TCL 332, and those completing TCL 202 take TCL 331.

TCL 201 Transborder Society and Culture of Mexican Origin and Latina/o Populations I (3)
TCL 202 Transborder Society and Culture of Mexican Origin and Latina/o Populations II (3)


TCL/HST 331 Mexican American History to 1900 (3)
TCL/HST 332 Mexican American History Since 1900 (3)

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

Any TCL 300 or 400 level course.

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • 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 for verification.









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