Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mexican American Studies as well as Minors in Bicultural Studies and English as a Second Language. The B.A. in Mexican American Studies prepares students to enter graduate school or pursue a career as an educator, researcher, community leader, or community advocate. The Department also offers courses that may be used to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements or that may be taken as support courses for programs within the University or as electives. Courses in bicultural-bilingual studies offer students the opportunity to prepare for bilingual and/or second language teaching and give insights into bilingual and multicultural functions in society. Courses in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) offer students the opportunity to learn appropriate methods and strategies for teaching at the elementary, secondary, and adult levels. Courses are designed for students who plan to teach second languages, but are also designed for those who intend to teach in other areas or to enter fields that rely heavily on an understanding of language learning and bilingualism. In addition, the Department offers advanced courses in English for international students that are appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies offers coursework required for teacher certification in the area of bilingual education and ESL. Students seeking certification in this area should complete requirements for the Early Childhood–Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist Certificate, the Grades 4–8 Bilingual Generalist Certificate, the Early Childhood–Grade 6 ESL Generalist Certificate, or the Grades 4–8 ESL Certificate.

Department Honors

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies awards Department Honors to certain outstanding students and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection for honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the faculty of the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major at UTSA. The minimum grade point averages must be maintained for students to receive the approval of the Department Honors Committee and the discipline faculty. Students applying for Department Honors are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during their final two semesters. The completed thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor and another departmental faculty member. Students interested in this program should contact their professors for additional information.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mexican American Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Mexican American Studies is an interdisciplinary program integrating Mexican American studies with a specific liberal arts discipline. Majors are required to complete 39 semester credit hours from a prescribed program of study that must include 18 semester credit hours from one of nine concentrations: Anthropology; Communities, Families, and Children; History; Interdisciplinary Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies; Nonprofit Management; Political Science; Sociology; or Spanish.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the 120 hours must be upper-division. A maximum of 66 community college semester credit hours may be applied to this program. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Mexican American Studies majors are encouraged to select a double major in the 39-semester-hour content of their concentration (i.e., Anthropology, Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish).

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican American Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

ANT 2033 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. ENG 2213, ENG 2383, or ENG 2423 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts. BBL 2003, BBL 2243, or SOC 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. ANT 2053 or  ANT 2063 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement under the Component Area Option.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Mexican American studies
1. Required courses:
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
or BBL 3133 Language Development in Bilinguals
ENG 3513Mexican American Literature3
or ENG 4613 Topics in Mexican American Literature
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MAS 3033Mexican Americans in the Southwest3
MAS 4083Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies3
2. Select one course from the following:3
Mexican American Culture (required for anthropology concentration)
Musical Mestizaje
Chicana/o Queer Communities, Identities and Theories
Historical Legacies: Chicanas/os in Education
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
Mexican American Family
Special Studies in Mexican American Studies (Anthropology concentration students may substitute this course for BBL 3023 when topic is on Mexican Americans and cultural anthropology.)
Mexican American Politics (required for political science concentration)
Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society (recommended for communities, families, and children concentration)
African American Literature (may substitute for MAS 4953, POL 3093 or SOC 3433 when courses not offered)
Latin American Literature to Modernism (if not taken for the concentration)
Latin American Literature since Modernism (if not taken for the concentration)
Feminist Theories (may substitute for MAS 4953, POL 3093, or SOC 3433 when courses not offered)
B. Areas of concentration
Select one of the following areas of concentration. Students are encouraged to select their area of concentration as early in their program as possible.18
Concentration in Anthropology
1. Select three of the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Language, Thought, and Culture
2. Upper-division courses
Arts of Ancient Mesoamerica
Indians of Mesoamerica
Select one of the following:
Archaeology of the American Southwest
Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society 1
Feminist Theories 1
Concentration in Communities, Families, and Children
Foundations of Bilingual Studies
Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners
Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6
Mexican American Family
Sociology of Education
Children and Society
Child Growth and Development
Concentration in History
1. Required courses:
Historical Methods
Seminar in History
2. Select two of the following:
History of the American West
Latinas and Latinos in the United States from 1890 to Present
United States-Mexico Border
History of Religion in the United States
3. Select two of the following:
The Spanish and Mexican Borderlands
History of Mexico
Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies
Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners
Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences
Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts
Historical Legacies: Chicanas/os in Education
Mexican American Family
Concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies
1. Methods. Note: This requirement must be completed before continuing with any other concentration requirements.
Literary Criticism and Analysis 1
2. Select one of the following:
Multiethnic Literatures of the United States 1
Literature of Texas and the Southwest 1
3. Select one of the following:
Feminist Theory of Literature
Special Topics in Women Writers
4. Select one of the following:
Mexican American Literature (if not taken for the major requirement)
Topics in Multiethnic Literatures of the United States 1
Topics in Mexican American Literature (if not taken for the major requirement)
5. Select one of the following:
Mexican American Culture (if not taken for the major requirement)
African American Literature
American Film 1
6. Select one of the following:
Special Studies in English 1
Seminar for English Majors 1
Concentration in Nonprofit Management
1. Required courses
Fundraising in Nonprofit Agencies
Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies
Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
Internship in Public Administration
2. Select two courses from the following:
Organizational Communication
Managing Nonprofit Organizations
Strategic Planning in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Special Topics in Public Administration
Concentration in Political Science
1. Required courses
Texas Politics and Society
Scope and Methods in Political Science
Mexican American Politics
2. Select one of the following:
Introduction to Political Theory
Introduction to Political Science
Law and Society
Comparative Politics
3. Three upper-division political science courses selected from three of the categories below:
American Politics
Women in Politics
African American Political Thought
Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
The Politics of Urban Development
Latino/a Politics
Comparative or International Politics
Comparative Politics
Latin American Politics
Politics of Mexico
Politics of the Third World
The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
International Politics
Latino/a Politics
Globalization
Political Theory
Political Philosophy: Contemporary
Introduction to Feminist Theory
Public Administration or Public Law
Public Administration
The Politics of Urban Development
Public Law
The American Legal Process
Justice and Social Policy
Concentration in Sociology
1. Required courses
Introduction to Sociology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociological Theory
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
2. Select two courses from the following:
Social Stratification
Race and Ethnic Relations
Religion and Society
Latinas in U.S. Society
Poverty
Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society
Concentration in Spanish
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Linguistic Structures of Spanish
Introduction to Literature
Grammar and Composition
Latin American Literature to Modernism
Latin American Literature since Modernism
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Select one of the following:
The Spanish of the United States
Spanish for Bilingual Instructional Delivery
Topics in Mexican American Literature (when content includes Spanish literature and if not taken for the major requirement)
C. Electives
Select 39 semester credit hours of electives39
Total Credit Hours78
1

Denotes course substitution accepted when taught by a Mexican American Studies affiliate or focus is on Chicano/ Latino content.

B.A. in Mexican American Studies – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology (core) 3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society (core and major) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Spring
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (core ) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core ) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core ) 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
ANT 2053 or 2063Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues (core ) 3
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies (core) 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 3
Spring
MAS 3033Mexican Americans in the Southwest 3
ENG 2213, 2383, or 2423Literary Criticism and Analysis (core) 3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 3
Elective in MAS (MAS 3043 or MAS 3413) 3
Third Year
Fall
ENG 3513 or 4613Mexican American Literature 3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 6
Elective in MAS 3
Upper-division electives (see Section C) 3
Spring
Concentration courses (see Section B) 6
Upper-division electives (see Section C) 9
Fourth Year
Fall
Electives (enough upper-division hours to meet required 39, see Section C) 12
Spring
MAS 4083Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies 13
American History core 3
Electives (enough upper-division hours to meet required 39; see Section C) 12
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
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It is recommended that MAS and concentration courses be completed before taking MAS 4083, as this is the capstone course for the major.

Bilingual Education and ESL Teacher Certification Concentrations

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood–Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist Certification Concentration)

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree with early childhood–grade 6 bilingual generalist certification is 128, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Spanish language proficiency requirement: Proficiency in oral and written Spanish at the advanced level is a requirement for bilingual generalist coursework and certification at UTSA. Students are required to complete the ALPS (Assessment for Language Proficiency in Spanish) prior to admission to the bilingual generalist certification program.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements.

MAT 1023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 and either AST 1033 or PHY 1013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. All IDS majors must complete AIS 1203, and either AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirements in Language, Philosophy and Culture. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Creative Arts. HIS 1053 and HIS 2053 are recommended to satisfy the core requirement in United States History and Diversity. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. IDS Core Courses
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts3
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry3
B. IDS Support Courses
ECE 3313Play, Creativity, and Learning3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
IDS 2403
IDS 3201
Physical Science
and Inquiry in Physical Science
4
or IDS 3234 Investigations in Physical Science
IDS 2413
IDS 3211
Earth Systems Science
and Inquiry in Earth Systems Science
4
or IDS 3224 Earth Systems Science Investigations
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I3
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education3
Total Credit Hours41

Certification Requirements

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements must be satisfied before enrollment in Certification, Professional Education, and Clinical Teaching coursework.

A. Early Childhood–Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist courses
BBL 3013Language Analysis and Bilingualism3
BBL 3023Mexican American Culture3
or BBL 3033 Mexican Americans in the Southwest
BBL 3053Foundations of Bilingual Studies (prerequisite to BBL 4033, BBL 4063, BBL 4073, and BBL 4403)3
BBL 3133Language Development in Bilinguals3
BBL 3143Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners3
ESL 3023Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–63
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language3
RDG 3803Writing Development and Processes3
B. Professional Education courses
The following courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.
BBL 4033Assessment, Learning, and Motivation in Bicultural-Bilingual Classrooms 13
BBL 4063Bilingual Approaches to Content-Based Learning 13
BBL 4073Language Arts in a Bicultural-Bilingual Program 13
BBL 4353Approaches to Teaching Science EC–63
BBL 4403Approaches to Teaching Mathematics EC–6 13
C&I 4616Clinical Teaching: Early Childhood–Grade 66
RDG 3823Reading Comprehension–EC–63
Total Credit Hours48
1

Concurrent enrollment.

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Early Childhood–Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist Certification Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I (core) 3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present (core) 3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
AST 1033 or PHY 1013Exploration of the Solar System (core) 3
HIS 2053Texas History (core) 3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Summer
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues (core and major) 3
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Component Area Option core 3
Second Year
Fall
AAS 2013 or MAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies (core) 3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences 3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (core) 3
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I 3
Spring
BBL 3053Foundations of Bilingual Studies 3
IDS 2403Physical Science 3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts 3
IDS 3201Inquiry in Physical Science 1
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II 3
Summer
IDS 2413Earth Systems Science 3
IDS 3211Inquiry in Earth Systems Science 1
RDG 3803Writing Development and Processes 3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education 3
Third Year
Fall
Admission to the Teacher Certification Program
BBL 3013Language Analysis and Bilingualism 3
BBL 3133Language Development in Bilinguals 3
ECE 3313Play, Creativity, and Learning 3
ESL 3023Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6 3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts 3
Spring
BBL 3023 or 3033Mexican American Culture 3
BBL 3143Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners 3
BBL 4353Approaches to Teaching Science EC–6 3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language 3
RDG 3823Reading Comprehension–EC–6 3
Summer
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
Fourth Year
Fall
BBL 4033Assessment, Learning, and Motivation in Bicultural-Bilingual Classrooms 13
BBL 4063Bilingual Approaches to Content-Based Learning 13
BBL 4073Language Arts in a Bicultural-Bilingual Program 13
BBL 4403Approaches to Teaching Mathematics EC–6 13
Spring
C&I 4616Clinical Teaching: Early Childhood–Grade 6 6
 Total Credit Hours: 128.0
1

Concurrent enrollment.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4–8 Bilingual Generalist Certification Concentration)

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree with grades 4–8 bilingual generalist certification is 132, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Spanish language proficiency requirement: Proficiency in oral and written Spanish at the advanced level is a requirement for bilingual generalist coursework and certification at UTSA. Students are required to complete the ALPS (Assessment for Language Proficiency in Spanish) prior to admission to the bilingual generalist certification program.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements.

MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy a core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. All IDS majors must complete AIS 1203, and either AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Creative Arts. HIS 1053 and HIS 2053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in United States History and Diversity. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. IDS Core Courses
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts3
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry3
B. IDS Support Courses
1. Required Courses:
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
EDP 3303Learning and Development in the Middle School Context (Grades 4–8)3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
IDS 2403
IDS 3201
Physical Science
and Inquiry in Physical Science
4
or IDS 3234 Investigations in Physical Science
IDS 2413
IDS 3211
Earth Systems Science
and Inquiry in Earth Systems Science
4
or IDS 3224 Earth Systems Science Investigations
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I3
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
RDG 3523Reading for Teachers–Grades 4–83
RDG 3633Literature and Other Texts Across the Content Areas–Grades 4–83
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education3
2. Level One or Level Two Science courses in a different discipline from science courses taken for Core Curriculum requirement.3
3. Select one of the following: 13
Spanish for Bilingual Instructional Delivery
Grammar and Composition
Advanced Language Skills
Total Credit Hours75
1

Students must complete one of the three listed courses with a grade of “C–” or higher. Grades of “CR” received from a Challenge Examination of a UTSA course or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) will not be accepted.

Certification Requirements

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements must be satisfied before enrollment in Certification, Professional Education, and Clinical Teaching coursework.

A. Required courses
BBL 3053Foundations of Bilingual Studies3
BBL 3133Language Development in Bilinguals3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language3
ESL 3063Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-83
B. Professional Education courses
The following courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.
BBL 4033Assessment, Learning, and Motivation in Bicultural-Bilingual Classrooms 13
BBL 4063Bilingual Approaches to Content-Based Learning 13
BBL 4073Language Arts in a Bicultural-Bilingual Program 13
C&I 4433Approaches to Teaching Science–Grades 4–83
or C&I 4443 Approaches to Teaching Mathematics–Grades 4–8
C&I 4603Mathematics and Science Approaches and Classroom Management Strategies–Grades 4–83
C&I 4626Clinical Teaching: Grades 4–86
Total Credit Hours33
1

Concurrent enrollment.

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Grades 4–8 Bilingual Generalist Certification Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I (core and major) 3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present (core and major) 3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications (core and major) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
HIS 2053Texas History (core and major) 3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (core) 3
MAT 1093Precalculus (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Summer
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues (core and major) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
IDS 2413
IDS 3211
Earth Systems Science 4
MAS 2013 or AAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies (core) 3
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I 3
MAT 1214Calculus I 4
Spring
IDS 2403
IDS 3201
Physical Science 4
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences 3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts 3
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Summer
GRG 1023World Regional Geography 3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education 3
Additional Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Third Year
Fall
Admission to the Teacher Certification Program
BBL 3053Foundations of Bilingual Studies 3
BBL 4003, SPN 3063, or SPN 4003Spanish for Bilingual Instructional Delivery 3
EDP 3303Learning and Development in the Middle School Context (Grades 4–8) 3
ESL 3063Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-8 3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts 3
Spring
BBL 3133Language Development in Bilinguals 3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language 3
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
RDG 3523Reading for Teachers–Grades 4–8 3
RDG 3633Literature and Other Texts Across the Content Areas–Grades 4–8 3
Fourth Year
Fall
BBL 4033Assessment, Learning, and Motivation in Bicultural-Bilingual Classrooms 13
BBL 4063Bilingual Approaches to Content-Based Learning 13
BBL 4073Language Arts in a Bicultural-Bilingual Program 13
C&I 4433 or 4443Approaches to Teaching Science–Grades 4–8 3
C&I 4603Mathematics and Science Approaches and Classroom Management Strategies–Grades 4–8 3
Spring
C&I 4626Clinical Teaching: Grades 4–8 6
 Total Credit Hours: 132.0
1

Concurrent enrollment.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood–Grade 6 ESL Generalist Certification Concentration)

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree with early childhood–grade 6 ESL generalist certification is 128, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements.

MAT 1023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 and either AST 1033 or PHY 1013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. BBL 2003 is recommended in to satisfy the Component Area Option. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts. HIS 1053 and HIS 2053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in America History. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. A foreign language course should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy & Culture if it is needed to meet the language requirement, otherwise AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 are recommended.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. IDS Core Courses
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts3
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry3
B. IDS Support Courses
IDS 2403
IDS 3201
Physical Science
and Inquiry in Physical Science
4
or IDS 3234 Investigations in Physical Science
IDS 2413
IDS 3211
Earth Systems Science
and Inquiry in Earth Systems Science
4
or IDS 3224 Earth Systems Science Investigations
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I3
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II3
C. Language Requirement
Documented oral communication skills in a language other than English at the intermediate level (2000 level). Courses include, but are not limited to: ASL, CHN, FRN, GER, ITL, JPN, RUS, SPN at 2013 level, and SPN 2003 Spanish for Elementary Education. Grades of “CR” received from a Challenge Examination of a UTSA course in which student demonstrates oral communication skills in a language other than English will be accepted. 0-3
Total Credit Hours29-32

Certification Requirements

Programs are subject to change without notice due to changes in the state’s certification and/or program approval requirements.

A. ESL Special Delivery System Core
ECE 3143Child Growth and Development3
ESL 3003Language and Schooling3
ESL 3023Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–63
ESL 3033Foundations of English as a Second Language3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language3
ESL 4013Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition3
B. Other Certification Courses
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
RDG 3513Children’s Literature–EC–63
RDG 3803Writing Development and Processes3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education3
The following course requires an advisor code and is restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.
RDG 3823Reading Comprehension–EC–63
Total Credit Hours36

Professional Education Requirements

The following courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.
C&I 4303Approaches to Teaching Social Studies Incorporating Language Arts and Fine Arts EC–63
C&I 4353Approaches to Teaching Science EC–63
C&I 4403Approaches to Teaching Mathematics EC–63
C&I 4616Clinical Teaching: Early Childhood–Grade 66
ECE 4203Assessment and Evaluation in EC–63
ESL 4003Approaches to Second Language Teaching3
RDG 4833Organizing Reading Programs for Differentiated Instruction–EC–63
Total Credit Hours24

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Early Childhood–Grade 6 ESL Generalist Certification Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I (core ) 3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present (core ) 3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications (core ) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core ) 3
Spring
AST 1033 or PHY 1013Exploration of the Solar System (core ) 3
HIS 2053Texas History (core ) 3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core ) 3
Summer
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society (core) 3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues (core and major) 3
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society 3
Intermediate-level foreign language or AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 (core) 1
Second Year
Fall
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
ESL 3003Language and Schooling 3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (core) 3
ENG 2013, 2383, or 2423Introduction to Literature 3
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I 3
Spring
ESL 3023Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6 3
ESL 3033Foundations of English as a Second Language 3
ESL 4013Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition 3
IDS 2403Physical Science 3
IDS 3201Inquiry in Physical Science 1
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II 3
Summer
IDS 2413Earth Systems Science 3
IDS 3211Inquiry in Earth Systems Science 1
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language 3
RDG 3803Writing Development and Processes 3
Third Year
Fall
Admission to the Teacher Certification Program
ECE 3143Child Growth and Development 3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts 3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences 3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education 3
Spring
C&I 4353Approaches to Teaching Science EC–6 3
C&I 4403Approaches to Teaching Mathematics EC–6 3
ECE 4203Assessment and Evaluation in EC–6 3
RDG 3823Reading Comprehension–EC–6 3
Summer
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
RDG 3513Children’s Literature–EC–6 3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4303Approaches to Teaching Social Studies Incorporating Language Arts and Fine Arts EC–6 3
ESL 4003Approaches to Second Language Teaching 3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts 3
RDG 4833Organizing Reading Programs for Differentiated Instruction–EC–6 3
Spring
C&I 4616Clinical Teaching: Early Childhood–Grade 6 6
 Total Credit Hours: 128.0
1

Grades of “CR” received from a Challenge Examination of a UTSA course in which student demonstrates oral communication skills in a language other than English (at the 2000 level) will be accepted.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4–8 ESL Certification Concentration)

Students pursuing Grades 4–8 ESL certification will complete a program of study that focuses on the content areas of reading, language arts and social studies. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the IDS degree with Grades 4–8 ESL certification is 129–132, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4–8 ESL certification concentration) must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements.

MAT 1023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 and either AST 1033 or PHY 1013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. BBL 2003 is recommended to satisfy the Component Area Option. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts. HIS 1053 and HIS 2053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in American History. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. A foreign language course should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture if it is needed to meet the language requirement, otherwise AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 are recommended.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. IDS Core Courses
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts3
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry3
B. IDS Support Courses
IDS 2403Physical Science3
IDS 2413Earth Systems Science3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I3
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II3
Select two of the following:6
Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools
Mexican Americans in the Southwest
Mexican American Family
Race and Ethnic Relations
Poverty
Mass Media in Society
C. Language Requirement
Documented oral communication skills in a language other than English at the intermediate level (2000 level). Courses include, but are not limited to: ASL, CHN, FRN, GER, ITL, JPN, RUS, SPN at 2013 level and SPN 2003 Spanish for Elementary Education. Grades of “CR” received from a Challenge Examination of a UTSA course in which student demonstrates oral communication skills in a language other than English will be accepted.0-3
Total Credit Hours36-39

Certification Requirements

Programs are subject to change without notice due to changes in the state’s certification and/or program approval requirements.

A. ESL Special Delivery System Core
ENG 3333Introduction to the Structure of English3
ESL 3003Language and Schooling3
ESL 3033Foundations of English as a Second Language3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language3
ESL 3063Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-83
ESL 4013Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition3
B. Other Certification Courses
BBL 3403Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling3
EDP 3303Learning and Development in the Middle School Context (Grades 4–8)3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
RDG 3523Reading for Teachers–Grades 4–83
RDG 3803Writing Development and Processes3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education3
RDG 3633Literature and Other Texts Across the Content Areas–Grades 4–8 (this course requires admission to the teacher certification program)3
or RDG 3533 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Grades 4–8
C. Professional Education Courses
The following courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.
C&I 4543Approaches to Teaching Social Studies–Grades 4–83
C&I 4626Clinical Teaching: Grades 4–86
EDP 4203Assessment and Evaluation3
ESL 4003Approaches to Second Language Teaching3
Total Credit Hours57

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Grades 4–8 ESL Certification Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Summer
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society (core) 3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues (core) 3
IDS 2403Physical Science 3
Second Year
Fall
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
ESL 3003Language and Schooling 3
IDS 2413Earth Systems Science 3
IDS 3013Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences 3
MAT 1153Essential Elements in Mathematics I 3
Spring
ENG 2013 or 2383Introduction to Literature 3
ESL 3033Foundations of English as a Second Language 3
IDS 2083Learning with Technology 3
IDS 3003STEM in Social Contexts 3
MAT 1163Essential Elements in Mathematics II 3
Summer
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language 3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (core) 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education 3
Third Year
Fall
Admission to the Teacher Certification Program
EDP 3303Learning and Development in the Middle School Context (Grades 4–8) 3
ENG 3333Introduction to the Structure of English 3
IDS 3713Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
RDG 3803Writing Development and Processes 3
Foreign language 10-3
Spring
BBL 3033, MAS 3413, SOC 3043, SOC 3283, or SOC 3423Mexican Americans in the Southwest 3
BBL 3403Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling 3
ESL 3063Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-8 3
ESL 4013Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition 3
RDG 3523Reading for Teachers–Grades 4–8 3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4543Approaches to Teaching Social Studies–Grades 4–8 3
EDP 4203Assessment and Evaluation 3
ESL 4003Approaches to Second Language Teaching 3
IDS 3123Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts 3
RDG 3533 or 3633Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Grades 4–8 3
Spring
C&I 4626Clinical Teaching: Grades 4–8 6
 Total Credit Hours: 129.0-132.0
1

Grades of “CR” received from a Challenge Examination of a UTSA course in which student demonstrates oral communication skills in a language other than English (at the 2000 level) will be accepted.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental Teacher Certification

ESL Supplemental Teacher Certification may be completed by any teacher certification student. Courses in this sequence will provide the necessary coursework addressing the TExES ESL Supplemental examination. Eighteen (18) semester credit hours are required for the ESL Supplemental Teacher Certification, however, 6 of these hours are already included in other teacher certification programs. Students pursuing EC–6 and grades 4–8 teacher certification may complete the ESL Supplemental Teacher Certification with only 12 additional hours of coursework.

BBL 3023Mexican American Culture3
or
Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling (required for EC–6 and grades 4–8 teacher certification programs)
ESL 3003Language and Schooling3
ESL 3023Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6 (required for EC–6 teacher certification programs)3
or
Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-8 (required for grades 4–8 teacher certification programs)
ESL 3033Foundations of English as a Second Language3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language3
ESL 4003Approaches to Second Language Teaching3

Minor in Bicultural Studies

All students pursuing a Minor in Bicultural Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Bicultural Studies
Select two of the following:6
Language, Culture, and Society
Latino Cultural Expressions
Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies
B. Language
Select two of the following:6
Language Analysis and Bilingualism
Language Development in Bilinguals
Language and Schooling
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
C. Culture and Society
Select two of the following:6
Multiculturalism in the Southwest
Mexican American Culture
Mexican Americans in the Southwest
Special Studies in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Bicultural Studies, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Minor in English as a Second Language

All students pursuing a Minor in English as a Second Language must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Courses in English as a second language
ESL 3003Language and Schooling3
ESL 3033Foundations of English as a Second Language3
ESL 3053Literacy in a Second Language3
Select one of the following:3
Language Analysis and Bilingualism
Language Development in Bilinguals
Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6
Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-8
Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition
B. Culture and society
Select one of the following:3
Multiculturalism in the Southwest
Mexican American Culture
Mexican Americans in the Southwest
C. Language minority education
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Bilingual Studies
Assessment, Learning, and Motivation in Bicultural-Bilingual Classrooms
Special Studies in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in English as a Second Language, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Bicultural Bilingual Studies (BBL) Courses

BBL 2003. Language, Culture, and Society. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ANTH 2351)

The interdisciplinary study of language in its cultural and social contexts, with emphasis on linguistically diverse communities. Topics include language and ethnicity, language and gender, language and social class, language acquisition, oral and written language, and language variation and change. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Generally offered: Spring.

BBL 2023. Latino Cultural Expressions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory overview of Hispanic visual, performing, and folk arts from their origins in the Iberian peninsula, through the later blending of cultures and their parallelism during revolutionary periods, to contemporary Latino expressions in the United States. (Same as MAS 2023. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 2023 and MAS 2023.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 2033. Multiculturalism in the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A panoramic study of the concept of culture and the social dynamics of exchange among those ethnic groups that determine the multicultural milieu of the Southwest. Examination of cultural differences and similarities among all peoples of the region and the role of multiculturalism in politics, education, economics, religion, and everyday life. (Same as MAS 2033. Credit Cannot be earned for both BBL 2033 and MAS 2033.).

BBL 2123. Diversity in Early Childhood. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Study of diversity within early childhood contexts including culture, language, traditions, beliefs, family structure, socioeconomic background, ability, and national origin within the U.S. and the world. (Same as ECE 2123. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 2123 and ECE 2123).

BBL 2243. Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ANTH 2351)

This course examines the interrelatedness among families, communities, and schools in supporting the achievement of Latina/o bilingual children. Taking a local approach to a global phenomenon—preparing bilingual/multilingual children in an increasingly interconnected world, this course explores how historical, political, and social factors influence access to a quality education. Issues pertaining to cultural transmission and maintenance of transnational ties will also be addressed. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

BBL 3013. Language Analysis and Bilingualism. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of concepts in descriptive and contrastive linguistics; analysis of language contact phenomena, including cross-linguistic transfer, language alternation, and bilingualism. Offered in Spanish and English. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

BBL 3023. Mexican American Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of Mexican American cultural distinctiveness in the areas of biculturalism, cultural production, and social organization. Topics may include family and kinship, folklore, health, language, music, and religion. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

BBL 3033. Mexican Americans in the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Historical foundations of the United States–Mexico biculturalism in the Southwest. An examination of the historical forces that created and shaped the Mexican American people as a bicultural community. Attention is given to Mexican American contributions in arts, economics, literature, and politics. (Same as MAS 3033. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 3033 and MAS 3033.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 3043. Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A cross-cultural and social psychological study of human development, interethnic communication, stereotyping, learning styles, or other topics relevant to the bicultural setting. (Same as MAS 3043. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 3043 and MAS 3043.).

BBL 3053. Foundations of Bilingual Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Investigation of the philosophies and theories of schooling in bilingual societies, with focus on language policy and the sociological, psychological, and legal aspects involved. A minimum of six hours of field experience is required. (Formerly BBL 4023. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 3053 and BBL 4023.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 3133. Language Development in Bilinguals. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of bilingual language development in its social and cultural contexts. Emphasis on factors affecting successful bilingual language development in schools and communities. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 3143. Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Designed to familiarize students with oral and written children’s literature in bilingual programs. Focus is on bilingual students’ affective, linguistic, and literacy needs through appropriate instruction with authentic literature. Emphasis on Mexican American cultural experiences as well as universal themes. Taught in Spanish and English. Field experience required. Generally offered: Fall, Summer.

BBL 3403. Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of sociolinguistic and sociocultural principles central to culturally diverse settings, including the classroom. Topics include educational equity, segregated schooling, the achievement gap, hegemony, and social dominance theory. Various pedagogical practices will be explored to identify culturally inclusive responses. Field experience required. (Formerly titled "Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in a Pluralistic Society.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

BBL 3823. Reading Comprehension in Bilingual Settings. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Certification Program, ECE 3143, ECE 3313, and ECE 3603. Concurrent enrollment in C&I 4353, C&I 4403, and ECE 4203 is required. May not be taken concurrently with C&I 4303, ECE 4143, and RDG 4833. Study of the reading comprehension process, including how textual, reader, psychological, contextual, and cultural factors affect understanding of text. Emphasis is placed on cognitive reading strategies for comprehending narrative and expository text. Emphasis is also placed on strategies for teaching and evaluating vocabulary, comprehension, and thinking skill in the content areas. This course must be completed with a grade of “B-” or better for students to enroll in Block C courses. For EC–6 generalists, this course must be completed with a grade of “B-” or better for it to serve as a prerequisite for C&I 4616 Clinical Teaching: Early Childhood–Grade 6. Restricted course; advisor code required for registration. Field experience required. BBL 3823 is primarily taught in Spanish. (Credit cannot be earned for both RDG 3823 and BBL 3823.).

BBL 4003. Spanish for Bilingual Instructional Delivery. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Designed to improve the Spanish proficiencies of bilingual classroom teachers. Study of the grammar, writing conventions, and vocabulary for effective communication and instructional delivery in a formal bilingual classroom setting. Taught in Spanish. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

BBL 4013. Advanced Spanish for Bilingual Teaching and Learning. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BBL 4003 or departmental permission. Advanced study of formal academic Spanish for future bilingual educators. Extensive practice in reading and creating authentic didactic materials, instructional delivery, and effective communication with Spanish-speaking parents and community members. Taught in Spanish. Generally offered: Summer.

BBL 4033. Assessment, Learning, and Motivation in Bicultural-Bilingual Classrooms. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Bilingual Generalist Teacher Certification Program; BBL 3053, RDG 3823, and successful completion of the ALPS (Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish) sequence. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4063, BBL 4073, and BBL 4403 for Bilingual Generalist EC–6 Teacher Certification majors. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4063 and BBL 4073 for Bilingual Generalist 4–8 Teacher Certification majors. A survey of learning and motivation theory and examination of evaluation and assessment procedures in bicultural-bilingual settings, including formal and informal assessment of language proficiency and learning for instructional purposes. The appropriate use of standardized tests with language minority populations will be included. Field experience is required. Taught in Spanish and English. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 4043. Dual Language Education in Early Childhood. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Appropriate bilingual programs for young children. Special emphasis on immersion programs and the effects on children’s development.

BBL 4063. Bilingual Approaches to Content-Based Learning. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Bilingual Generalist Teacher Certification Program; BBL 3053, RDG 3823, and successful completion of the ALPS (Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish) sequence. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4033, BBL 4073, and BBL 4403 for Bilingual Generalist EC–6 Teacher Certification majors. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4033 and BBL 4073 for Bilingual Generalist 4–8 Teacher Certification majors. An investigation of appropriate first language usage in bilingual classrooms, focusing on the different content areas, appropriate terminology for native language instruction, and the study of languages distribution strategies. Field experience required. Taught in Spanish. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 4073. Language Arts in a Bicultural-Bilingual Program. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Bilingual Generalist Teacher Certification Program; BBL 3053, RDG 3823, and successful completion of the ALPS (Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish) sequence. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4033, BBL 4063, and BBL 4403 for Bilingual Generalist EC–6 Teacher Certification majors. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4033 and BBL 4063 for Bilingual Generalist 4–8 Teacher Certification majors. An examination of theories, instructional strategies, texts and materials for biliteracy development in the elementary bilingual classroom. Emphasis on the integrated use of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content area teaching. Field experience required. Taught in Spanish. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 4353. Approaches to Teaching Science EC–6. (2-2) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Certification Program; BBL 3053, IDS 2403, IDS 2413, IDS 3201, and IDS 3211. A study of pedagogical approaches, materials, and resources designed to support children’s meaningful exploration, discovery, and construction of basic concepts and skills in EC–Grade 6. Emphasis in the course will be on the interrelatedness of science in the daily lives of students, unifying concepts and processes common to all sciences, development of effective learning environments for science both inside and outside of the classroom, planning and implementation of inquiry-based science lessons, assessment of student learning, and the use of an integrated approach to teaching. Restricted course; advisor code required for registration. Field experiences required. (Same as C&I 4353. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 4353 and C&I 4353.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 4403. Approaches to Teaching Mathematics EC–6. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to Bilingual Generalist EC–6 Teacher Certification Program; BBL 3053, RDG 3823, and successful completion of the ALPS (Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish) sequence. Must be taken concurrently with BBL 4033, BBL 4063, and BBL 4073 for Bilingual Generalist EC–6 Teacher Certification majors. This course involves the study of instructional methods and materials that support diverse children’s meaningful exploration, discovery, and development of basic concepts and skills in mathematics from EC–Grade 6. Emphasizing a constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, this course also advances the use of technology to facilitate mathematics understanding. Attention will be given to understanding the interrelatedness of mathematics and other content areas, creating effective learning environments, planning and implementing lesson plans to meet the differentiated needs of a wide variety of learners, and assessing student learning in mathematics. Restricted course; advisor code required for registration. Field experiences required. (Same as C&I 4403. Credit cannot be earned for both BBL 4403 and C&I 4403.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

BBL 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, and the Department Chair in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

BBL 4953. Special Studies in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. To apply credit earned in BBL 4953 toward a minor, consent of the academic advisor is required.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

ESL 3003. Language and Schooling. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of linguistic principles, pedagogical structures of English, and implications of academic language development as they relate to teacher language awareness and effective pedagogy for bilingual and second language learners. Generally offered: Fall.

ESL 3023. Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Application of principles of second language acquisition to promote content-area learning and academic-language development for English language learning (ELL) students in Pre-K to sixth-grade classrooms. Particular attention on methods and strategies for planning, implementing and assessing effective instruction for ELL students. Field experience required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ESL 3033. Foundations of English as a Second Language. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Historical, theoretical, and policy foundations of ESL education. Application of research findings to planning and implementing effective programs for ESL students. Use and interpretation of formal and informal assessments to plan and adapt instruction for ESL students. Strategies for creating effective multicultural/multilingual learning environments. Advocating for ESL students and facilitating family and community involvement. Generally offered: Spring.

ESL 3053. Literacy in a Second Language. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Application of theories of second language acquisition to promote ESL students’ literacy development. Methods, strategies, and techniques for designing, implementing, and assessing effective reading and writing lessons for ESL students. Design and evaluation of appropriate materials for literacy instruction. Field experience required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ESL 3063. Second Language Teaching and Learning in 4-8. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Application of principles of second language acquisition to promote content-area learning and academic-language development for English language learning (ELL) students in grades 4 and higher. Particular attention is placed on methods and strategies for planning, implementing and assessing effective instruction for adolescent ELL students. Field experience required. (Formerly titled "Second Language Acquisition in Early Adolescence.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ESL 4003. Approaches to Second Language Teaching. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of all requirements for admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Study of methods, instructional strategies and materials for teaching ESL students with beginning to advanced levels of proficiency. Focus on planning, implementing, and assessing developmentally appropriate ESL instruction in learner-centered classrooms. Particular focus on strategies and techniques for promoting students’ communicative competence in English. Up to 20 hours of directed field experience are required. Generally offered: Fall.

ESL 4013. Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Study of first and second language acquisition. Application of this knowledge to promote students’ language development in English and to promote teachers’ abilities to assess language proficiencies. Generally offered: Spring.

ESL 4023. Teaching and Learning Language Development of Young Emergent Bilinguals. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Instructional developmental approaches and culturally responsive pedagogy for young emergent bilinguals, ages 0-5. Application of theories of early bilingual and biliteracy development and language socialization as well as the creation of learning conditions, methods, and engagement to support language acquisition as part of the linguistic and cognitive development of young emergent bilinguals. Field experience required.

ESL 4953. Special Studies in English as a Second Language. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. To apply credit earned in ESL 4953 toward a minor, consent of the academic advisor is required.

English for International Students (EIS) Courses

EIS 1063. ESL for International Students: Listening. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of listening comprehension and related note-taking skills needed in academic settings.

EIS 1073. ESL for International Students: Communicating Effectively. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of oral discourse, including oral presentation, small group discussion, and pronunciation needed in academic settings. Generally offered: Spring.

EIS 1083. English for Academic Purposes I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of English reading, writing and other literacy skills for academic purposes to improve student participation and success in undergraduate studies. (Formerly titled “Content-based Reading”). Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

EIS 1093. English for Academic Purposes II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of English reading, writing and other literacy skills for academic purposes to improve student participation and success in undergraduate studies. (Formerly titled “Content-based Writing”). Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

EIS 1163. Advanced Oral Communications. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of oral proficiency skills, including oral presentation skills, required for students at the graduate level.

EIS 1183. Advanced English for Academic Purposes I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of English reading, writing and other literacy skills for advanced academic purposes to improve student participation and success in graduate studies. (Formerly titled “Advanced Reading Strategies”). Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

EIS 1193. Advanced English for Academic Purposes II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of English reading, writing and other literacy skills for advanced academic purposes to improve student participation and success in graduate studies. (Formerly titled “Advanced Writing Strategies”). Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

Mexican American Studies (MAS) Courses

MAS 2013. Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1305)

An introduction to the field of Chicano(a) studies from its inception to the present. Chicano(a) studies and scholarship are explored through multidisciplinary concepts, theory, and methodologies, providing differing interpretations of the Chicano and Chicana experience in the United States. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly BBL 2013. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 2013 and BBL 2013.) Generally offered: Spring.

MAS 2023. Latino Cultural Expressions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1311)

An introductory overview of Hispanic visual, performing, and folk arts from their origins in the Iberian peninsula, through the later blending of cultures and their parallelism during revolutionary periods, to contemporary Latino expressions in the United States. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. (Same as BBL 2023. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 2023 and BBL 2023.).

MAS 2033. Multiculturalism in the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A panoramic study of the concept of culture and the social dynamics of exchange among those ethnic groups that determine the multicultural milieu of the Southwest. Examination of cultural differences and similarities among all peoples of the region and the role of multiculturalism in politics, education, economics, religion, and everyday life. (Same as BBL 2033. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 2033 and BBL 2033.).

MAS 3003. Musical Mestizaje. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Designed to examine Mexican American experience at the borders where the cultural form of music becomes a way of expressing cultural contact, tension, conflict as well as accommodation and resistance. Music becomes a site of excavating issues of inheritance as well as understanding the dynamics of creative expression. Course reflects historical and social contexts to engage the cultural production of the genres and themes of music found in Mexican American communities.

MAS 3013. Chicana/o Queer Communities, Identities and Theories. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Through an intersectional lens that addresses gender and sexuality in conjunction with race and class, this course examines concepts of identity, community, and belonging for and by Mexican American lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities. Topics may include language, migration, history, health, family and kinship.

MAS 3023. Historical Legacies: Chicanas/os in Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents key texts that are central to the study of Chicanas/os in education. This course critically examines the historical legacies and contemporary experiences of Chicana/o children and youth in U.S. educational institutions. The course will present various theoretical perspectives that problematize the pervasive history of educational inequality and patterns of academic attainment and achievement throughout the educational pipeline. Special attention will be given to the pervasive history of segregation, tracking, language oppression, and assimilationist ideologies and practices, as well as the current struggles for educational justice in Chicana/o schools and communities.

MAS 3033. Mexican Americans in the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Historical foundations of the United States–Mexico biculturalism in the Southwest. An examination of the historical forces that created and shaped the Mexican American people as a bicultural community. Attention is given to Mexican American contributions in arts, economics, literature, and politics. (Same as BBL 3033. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 3033 and BBL 3033.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MAS 3043. Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A cross-cultural and social psychological study of human development, interethnic communication, stereotyping, learning styles, or other topics relevant to the bicultural setting. (Same as BBL 3043. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 3043 and BBL 3043.).

MAS 3413. Mexican American Family. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers an examination of the social status of Mexican Americans and their relationship to the dominant society. Issues may include the position of Mexican Americans in economic, political, and status hierarchies and the major factors limiting mobility within these systems. (Formerly BBL 3413. Same as SOC 3413. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: BBL 3413, MAS 3413, or SOC 3413.).

MAS 4083. Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students the opportunity to compare, contrast, and integrate social science theory and methods, and guides students in the conduct of sociocultural research in the Mexican American community. Emphasis will be given to qualitative and ethnographic methods and theory. (Formerly BBL 4083. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 4083 and BBL 4083.) Generally offered: Spring.

MAS 4931. Internship in Mexican American Studies. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

A supervised experience, relevant to the student’s program of study within selected community organizations and agencies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

MAS 4932. Internship in Mexican American Studies. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

A supervised experience, relevant to the student’s program of study within selected community organizations and agencies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

MAS 4933. Internship in Mexican American Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A supervised experience, relevant to the student’s program of study within selected community organizations and agencies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

MAS 4953. Special Studies in Mexican American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. To apply credit earned in MAS 4953 toward a minor, consent of the academic advisor is required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MAS 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to candidates for Honors in Mexican American Studies during their last two semesters; completion of honors examination and consent of the Honors College. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once with thesis advisor’s approval.