Introductory Course Covers Different Aspects of the Mexican-American and Chicano and Chicana Experience

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

The course is not just for college credit anymore. Del Mar College’s Introduction to Mexican-American Studies is now available through DMC’s Continuing Education and covers the salient culture and economic, educational, historical, political and social aspects of the Mexican-American/Chicano(a) experience.

“With the dynamic growth of the Hispanic population and all projections indicating continued growth, Mexican-American Studies courses serve as very practical and useful preparation for careers in all walks of life,” says Elizabeth Flores, DMC professor of political science. “The course is also very enriching.”

Registration is now underway for the eight-week course for both credit and noncredit students, which begins Monday, March 17. Online registration for the course is available during Spring Break (March 10-16) and runs until 6:30 p.m. on March 17.

Registration processes are different for credit and noncredit registration.

For credit students who have complete admissions files and meet all requirements, go to and follow instructions about registering on WebDMC for HUMA 1305. Payment of tuition and fees is due by 6:30 p.m. on March 17.

For individuals who want to take Introduction to Mexican-American Studies for personal enrichment, go online at and click on the “Register for Continuing Education Classes” button on the homepage and then follow instructions. The Continuing Education course number is HUMA-105N-19003.

Individuals age 65 and older are eligible for tuition waivers for continuing education courses with only a $77 required fee. Cost for individuals under age 65 is $350.

For more information about this course through continuing education, contact DMC Assistant Dean Anne Cunningham 361-698-1327 or

The course will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. through May 8. To view a flyer about Humanities 1305, go to

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