Southwestern Studies

The Southwestern Studies minor fosters an interdisciplinary examination of an historically and culturally significant region-the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The program offers opportunities for students to explore important topics in a regional context, including multicultural diversity, economic development, political and social change, art and literature, environment, cultural and historical geography, historical cartography, and architectural and urban history. The minor is supported by faculty from seven departments and is sponsored by the University's Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, which promotes the use of the UT Arlington Special Collections and the Minority Cultures Collection in the Central Library.

With the permission of their departmental advisor, students enroll in 18 hours selected primarily from the courses listed below. These hours must be distributed among at least three different departments.

Some of the following courses change content from offering to offering and might not be relevant to the minor during a particular year. In addition, special topics courses and/or courses taught outside the College of Liberal Arts may also be used to fulfill the Southwestern Studies minor with the permission of the Director of Southwestern Studies. For these reasons it is important that students consult with the Southwestern Studies faculty advisor before registering each semester.

Course Descriptions
(Select 6 classes from the below to equal 18 credit hours. 3 credit hours must be distributed among at least 3 different departments.)
Anthropology
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
Architecture
HISTORY OF URBAN FORM
Art History
ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS
English
TOPICS IN LITERATURE
AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE
MEXICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
CREATIVE WRITING
TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Geography
IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY
CONFERENCE COURSE
CONFERENCE COURSE
CONFERENCE COURSE
History
HISTORY OF THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX
THE SOUTHWEST
THE EARLY FRONTIER
THE LATER FRONTIER
TEXAS TO 1850
TEXAS SINCE 1845
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
THE IMAGE OF THE AMERICAN WEST
IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST
HISTORY OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY: ORIGINS THROUGH INDEPENDENCE
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST-INDEPENDENCE TO THE PRESENT
HISTORY OF MEXICO
Spanish
LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE
TOPICS IN HISPANIC CULTURE
TOPICS IN LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE TO MODERNISM
TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE, MODERNISM TO THE PRESENT
CHICANO LITERATURE
MEXICAN LITERATURE
Political Science
DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
MEXICAN POLITICS AND U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS
POLITICS OF MEXICAN AMERICANS