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November 27, 2007

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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UT Tyler Adds Two Ethnic History Courses to Curriculum

 

The University of Texas at Tyler has added two ethnic courses to the American History course curriculum, Dr. Alisa White, UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences interim dean, announced.


HIST 4371: The History of Mexican Americans and HIST 4372: The History of African Americans will tentatively be offered in the spring semesters of alternating years. Dr. Alexander Mendoza, UT Tyler assistant professor of history, is scheduled to teach both.

Mendoza
The courses will be added in the 2008-10 university course catalog and open to all undergraduate students who are successfully enrolled at UT Tyler.


“We felt like we needed to modernize our history department curriculum,” said Mendoza, who proposed and designed the courses. “This is an important first step in doing that. With these classes we will take a look at the rich tapestry that makes up America. We also want to get a more diverse array of students involved."


These additions to the curriculum were approved by the UT Tyler Department of History this fall.


For more information, contact Mendoza, 903.565.5666 or amendoza@uttyler.edu.


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