The global and international studies program will be rolling out a new minor, Latinx and Latin American Studies, to replace the Latin American Studies minor in the fall 2020 semester.
The Latinx and Latin American Studies minor provides students with interdisciplinary perspectives for understanding the social, economic and political realities that shape and connect Latinx and Latin American communities as both are deeply linked in their history, their people, their languages and cultures. It also offers diverse approaches to studying the cultures, literatures and arts of the Americas. Ample opportunities are given to focus on Latinx cultures in our region, statewide, across the country, and in Latin America. Students minoring in Latinx and Latin American Studies will deepen their knowledge of the subject matter through courses in multiple disciplines with faculty members who have devoted their research work to these fields. See below for details to completing this minor. Catalog course descriptions are available here.
Program requirements (18 hours)
A minimum of 18 hours with all courses earning a grade of C or better; up to 9 credit hours can be taken at another institution:
- Satisfactory completion of one of the following two courses:
- HISP 2650 - Hispanic Culture in the U.S. (3 credit hours)
- SPAN 3210 - Life and Culture of Hispanics in the U.S (3 credit hours)
- Satisfactory completion of one of the following five courses:
- ANTH 3390 - Cultures of Latin America (3 credit hours)
- ECON 3890 - Latin American Economies (3 credit hours)
- GEOG 3810- South America (3 credit hours)
- GEOG 3820 - Mexico and Caribbean (3 credit hours)
- SOC 3350 - Sociology of Contemporary Latin America (3 credit hours)
The remaining 12 credits can be satisfied from the following list of pre-approved courses, if not already used to satisfy the first and second core courses. With approval from the program director, other courses may be eligible to satisfy the electives:
- ANTH 3390 - Cultures of Latin America
- ANTH 3440 - Indigenous North America
- ANTH 3580 - The African Diaspora: Across the Americas
- ECON 3210 - The Economics of Immigration
- ECON 3890 - Latin American Economies
- ENGL 2220 - Literatures and Cultures of the U.S.
- GEOG 3810 - South America
- GEOG 3820 - Mexico and the Caribbean
- HIST 3702 - Colonial Latin America
- HIST 4845 - Topics in Latin American History
- HIST 5880 - Topics in Asian, African and Latin American History
- LANG 3750- Global Issues through Literature and Film
- LWIR 3000 - Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
- SOC 3350 - Society of Contemporary Latin America
- SOC 3140 - Ethnic Relations
- PSCI 3450 - The Politics of Latin America
- HISP 2650 - Hispanic Culture in the U.S.
HISP 2750 - Latino Writing/Latino Culture
- SPAN 3210 - Life and Culture of Hispanics in the U.S.
- SPAN 3230 - Life and Culture of Spanish America
- HISP 3390 - Contemporary Latin America
- SPAN 4100 - Studies in Hispanic Culture
- HISP 1240 - Ameridian Language and Cultures
Note: In order to petition for other courses to serve as electives, fifty percent or more of its content must be focused on Latinx and/or Latin American issues.