This institute was created to cultivate a greater knowledge and understanding of Mexican society, history, culture and the economy, and to examine the economic, social, political and cultural relations between the U.S. and Mexico.
Purpose of the Institute
The academic mission of the SBGS Institute for Mexican and US-Mexico Studies (IMMUSS) is the teaching and advancement of knowledge of: (1) The Mexican society, its history, economy, and culture and, (2) The economic, social, political, and cultural relations between the United States and Mexico. The latter includes cross-border demographic, social, and economic ties between one or more regions of Mexico and communities and regions of California and the Central California Coast.
Currently, the institute is focusing on the exploration of enterpreneurship and migration, and continues to document the culture of Mexican immigrants in California through oral histories.
The activities of the Institute include the fostering of academic exchanges with Mexican universities and promoting electronic communications between CSUMB students and faculty and their counter parts in Mexican universities and research centers. The Institute will develop exchange programs with Mexican universities. All research related projects have an instructional component that emphasizes project based learning, experiential learning, and/or service learning.
IMUS carries out electronic communications and information exchanges with scholars, students, practitioner/experts (including leaders and policy makers interested in Mexican and US-Mexican Affairs) throughout Mexico and the US.
It also maintains a collection of electronic information from Mexican and US electronically accessed newspaper accounts on Mexico, including economic and business affairs.