TCL Transborder Studies

The College
Academic Unit: 
School of Transborder Studies

The School of Transborder Studies promotes academic excellence and social change by developing cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the populations of the U.S.-Mexico transborder space and beyond. Our aim is to affect social changeby developing and nurturing integrated transborder scholarship and teaching, leading to more prosperous and sustainable transborder communities. We strive to affect transborder policy and social practice to promote individual, group, and regional prosperity in a globalized world.

Undergraduate Programs
Transborder Chicana/o and
Latina/o Studies Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies (TCLS) is an interdisciplinary degree program that provides students with an understanding of how Mexican-origin, Chicana/o and Latina/o
populations in the United States are influenced by, and also negotiate, political, social, cultural, institutional, and linguistic borders.For this and other longer text boxes, please include links to locations on the web that you are sharing (i.e. club pages, calendars, resources, etc)
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Any Barrett student who is considering majoring or minoring in Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies should contact the lead FHA.

Download Guidelines: PDF icon transborder-honors-opportunities.pdf

Faculty Honors Advisors

Maria L. Cruz-Torres

Thesis/Creative Projects: 

Students can conduct both qualitative and quantitative research for their thesis. This include the collection of primary data through ethnographic research methods, surveys, GIS, and interviews; and the analysis of secondary data (e.g. databases, censuses, published surveys). Students can also conduct critical literary, media, and performance analysis,

Only tenured or tenure-track faculty can serve on the thesis committee.

Academic Preparation: 

Students should have a general knowledge of transborder issues including those related to the social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental issues facing people and communities along the US-Mexico Border, and about the Latinx population on the USA.
Please see the attached the document for a complete list of courses and research opportunities.