Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Univ of Arizona Ph.D. Program Offered Mexican American Studies - Hispanically Speaking News

New Univ of Arizona Ph.D. Program Offered Mexican American Studies - Hispanically Speaking News:

New Univ. of Arizona Ph.D. Program Offered in Mexican American Studies, Third of Its Kind in Nation

The University of Arizona has received approval to implement a doctoral program in Mexican American studies – the third program of its kind in the country. The University will begin accepting students into the program in fall 2013. The UA department of Mexican American studies has earned the reputation as an exceptional national model. The department takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Mexican American life, culture and health. In adding the doctoral degree, the department will build upon the critical inquiry of established disciplines such as anthropology, history, sociology and education, and it will offer new insights of knowledge emerging from cultural, gender, ethnic, sexuality, indigenous, immigration and global studies. “We are overjoyed and excited that we will be able to offer this dynamic program,” said Antonio Estrada, head of the department of Mexican

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