Latin American and Latinx Studies Minor

The minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach that allows students to develop a better appreciation for and understanding of multifaceted aspects central to contemporary and past Latin American societies and/or to Latinx communities in the U.S., such as their histories, literatures, and cultural knowledge; identity, Latinidad, and Diaspora; systems of power and privilege; the Arts -- visual, performing, and/or alternative manifestations -- as mechanisms to express identity, ideology, or resistance; and socio-political processes, among other topics. Due to its nature, the Minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies also provides new opportunities for service learning and community engagement. Courses are to be taught in English unless noted otherwise (18 credits).

1-2 content courses from SP or LA (LA courses will be offered in English unless otherwise noted) (3-6 credits)

LA-150Introduction to Latinx Cultures in the US3
LA-350Immigration, Dreamers, and Latinx Youth Issues3
LA-355Latin American Fiction3
LA-360Survey of Latin American Cinema3
SP-293Health and the Latino Community3
SP-332Cultures of Latin America3
SP-333Hispanic Presence in US3
SP-346Latin American Theater3
SP-347Latin American Colonial Literature3
SP-349Spanish-American Literature3
SP-401Advanced Study: Special Topics 13

Two Spanish language courses or satisfied via CLEP (6 credits)

SP-101Beginning Spanish I3
SP-102Beginning Spanish II3
SP-210Intermediate Spanish I3
SP-211Intermediate Spanish II3
SP-321Advanced Spanish Composition I3
SP-323Advanced Spanish Conversation Through Film3
SP-390Spanish for Native Speakers3

2-3 electives from other departments or taken abroad (with prior approval) (6-9 credits)

HI-213Colonial Latin America3
HI-214Modern Latin America3
HI-226Latin American History Through Film3
HI-230Nicaragua, the US and the World3
HI-247Central America and the Caribbean3
HI-267US-Latin American Relations3
HI-333Women in Latin America3
PO-222Latin American Politics3
SO-228Latina-Latino Experiences in the U.S. and the World3
SO-307Puerto Rican Diaspora3
The same SP courses for the Latin American and Latinx Studies minor cannot be applied to a student’s Spanish major or Spanish minor. Students must take at least one course with substantial content on Latin America and at least one course with substantial content on Latinx Studies.  Other courses may be approved in prior consultation with the student’s advisor for the Latin American and Latinx Studies minor.
1SP-401: "Special Topics" courses must have Latin American and/or Latinx content to be applied towards the minor. Students should receive pre-approval from their SP advisors during the advising period.