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Course Curriculum

In addition to two required courses—Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies and an internship/service learning Capstone Experience—students select three electives to round out the minor, each from a different discipline, on topics such as immigration, bilingualism, cultural worldview, comparative politics, and history (more classes will be added as created). Students will combine courses across the disciplinary spectrum into an individualized program to gain a deeper understanding of Latina/Latino cultures, histories, and social conditions; while they engage in collaborative projects, civic programs, and service learning; and enhance writing and analytical skills.

Latina/Latino Studies benefits a four-campus collaboration, with classes across the campuses.

For example, take “Latinx Film,” “The Chicano Sixties,” “Latin American Art,” “Latinx Activism and Social Justice,” “Race and Ethnicity: The Latinx Experience,” among others.

Introductory Course Hours
HIST 2002 Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies 3
Electives 9

Choose 3 from following list; at most one course from each discipline
will count toward the minor/certificate

ANTHRO 2134 Archaeology of The Inca, Aztec and Maya
CRIMIN 4340 Race, Crime, And Justice
TCH ED 3210 General Linguistics in Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages
TCH ED 3211 Basic Principles of Second and Foreign Language Acquisition
TCH ED 3212 Sociolinguistics and Communication in the Classroom
FGN LANG 2100 Languages and World View
HIST 2000 History of Immigration
HIST 2000 Latinx Immigration: Culture, Politics, History, Experience
HIST 2000 The Chicano Sixties
HIST 3061 Mexican American History
HIST 3042 U.S. Social Movements in the 20Th Century
PHIL 1030 Present Moral Problems
POL SCI 1500 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL SCI 2530 Political Systems of South America
POL SCI 2540 Political Systems of Mexico, Central America And the Caribbean
SPANISH 3220 Introduction to Spanish Translation
SPANISH 2101 or above
     (SPANISH 1199 can substitute)
SOCIO 3291 The Latino Experience
A service learning/internship capstone experience course in the Latina/Latino community OR another form of capstone approved in advance by the program director. 3
Total Hours 15