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Hello everyone! If you are planning on applying to ENMU for their CDIS graduate program, you may or may not already be aware that you will have to be on-campus for your first semester. With that being said, if you are looking for on-campus housing for the Spring 2017 semester, I am looking for someone to take over my lease for the Spring 2017 semester. I am staying at San Juan Villages, an apartment community right across the street from the speech clinic! Super convenient and close by- and rent is only $480 a month including utilities, gas, electric, EVERYTHING! If you are interested, or would like more information, feel free to send me a message.
Hi All! I am interested to see what types of topics did you submit for your applications? Where they term papers? A publication? Senior thesis? In my last search for programs, many require samples of at least 10 but no more than 25 pages. Others highlight that you can submit a chapter or two of a thesis. Has anybody submitted parts of a thesis? I am trying to decide between my writing samples. I have a 23 page seminar paper that came out decent though still needs a lot of additional work. On the other hand, I am working on my senior thesis that is required to be a minimum of 40 pages. My seminar paper examines how the vice industry proliferated in Tijuana, Mexico, between 1910 and 1935. I am currently researching my senior thesis but I am extending my project to provide a larger perspective on the vice industries and sexual policing along the U.S. - Mexico border mostly at the El Paso and Ciudad Juarez borderland. Thanks!
Hi everyone! I have been lurking around the grad cafe for a while now and finally decided to contribute and ask questions in the community! I noticed that there is not a lot of talk on Latin American, Mexican, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, and Mexican-American History. Partly because some of them are their own majors and are interdisciplinary with History. However, as a History undergrad, I focused on the borderlands and Mexican-American History because I wanted to do History while learning all the Chican@ theory. I thought it would be a good idea to begin a thread on programs that offer a variety of specializations in the area because many of them offer a U.S. History masters/Phd in which one can specialize on transitional, borderland, or American West topics. I also wanted to know other programs out there that I have not yet discovered because many of my prospects are in the southwest specifically in California. So, I will begin with a quick blurb about myself and schools that I will be applying to in the Fall. I am a senior and History major. Currently, I am set to apply in the fall. I primarily focus on the San Diego-Tijuana border and to a greater degree Mexican-American identity and the southwest. I noticed that many schools have an interdisciplinary faculty when it comes to an area like mine. Some have a History faculty member that specializes on the subject while others have American West faculty. So I decided to look for PhD programs that seems to fit my topic either directly or with similarities. I am looking for a program that is competitive in my field and area of specialty. Many people claim that with a PhD from a top 10 University in History guarantees the best possible training and future job prospect. But many of those "top 10" do not have my area of specialization let alone History faculty that can advise me. This is my list so far (I will include additional information for the first two which are my top choices): UCSB- Offers a program History specialization on Comparative Race and Ethnicity that resembles my topic interest. There is also faculty members that is in my area of research. USC-Offers several programs in my area. Within a major field, you have a choice in areas of specialization which includes: American West, Urbanism, and Modernity. There are a lot of good faculty including the great George Sanchez. UCI, UCSD, UT-El Paso On a side note, there are other schools that I wish to apply to but given my GPA and other factors I will most likely choose only one to apply to because of my budget. They include UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCLA. Please add to the conversation! Whether you are in this area or have some advice and suggestions, I would love to hear your input. Cheers!