During the Aug. 17 San Marcos CISD board meeting, officials gave a rundown of two new social studies courses that will be offered starting fall 2020.

The Mexican American and African American Studies classes will focus on the local history of each group, according to information from the district, which also states the courses will seek to “incorporate area organizations, individuals, and points of interest.”

The district will begin examining ideal candidates to teach each class based on certifications and experience. District information states each class will count for half of a credit.