Southwestern Studies Minor

Southwestern Studies Minor GraphicThe Center for the Study of the Southwest offers an 18-hour minor in Southwestern Studies. The program engages the richness and diversity of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico and gives focus to intercultural studies through examination of the region's diverse peoples, institutions, histories, and physical and cultural ecologies. 

Various Awards and Scholarships are also available through the Center.

The 18-hour minor includes two core courses that can be taken from several disciplines:

  • Anthropology 3315 | Archaeology of the Southwest
  • Anthropology 3324 | Mexican American Culture
  • English 3344 | Chicana/o Narrative and Social History
  • English 3345 | Southwest Studies I: Defining the Region
  • English 3346 | Southwest Studies II: Consequences of Region
  • Geography 4306 | Geography of the Southwest
  • History 2327 | History of Mexican America to 1865
  • History 2328 | History of Mexican America from 1865
  • History 3329 | Spanish Borderlands, 1521-1821
  • Sociology 3322 | Sociology of Latinos and Immigration

The remaining 12 hours can be taken from certain classes offered by the following departments: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business Law, Curriculum and Instruction, English, Geography, History, Spanish, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Work.  See our Southwestern Studies Course Listing for available courses and descriptions. 

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If you're interested in declaring the Southwestern Studies minor, or learning more about it, you can make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor, or contact us in the Center for the Study of the Southwest.