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Latino Studies Minor

The Latino Studies Minor allows students to enhance their major area of study with a specialized concentration on issues concerning Latinos in the United States. This interdisciplinary program, housed within the Liberal Studies Program, offers students a wide range of course options that examine issues such as immigration, globalization, equality, social justice within historical and cultural contexts. Students will interact with members of the local Latino community by completing an internship.

How to apply for the Latino Studies Minor:

  1. Go to www.louisville.edu/a-s/advising/forms
  2. Under A&S Advising Forms, choose Application for Minor
  3. Login using you User ID and password
  4. Fill out information lines 1-5
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    • Choose, ”I am applying to a minor in Latino Studies”
    • If you have applied for another minor check in addition to and choose the minor. If this is your first application for a minor, leave the drop box on does not apply.
    • Choose the department of your major. (If your major is a language, choose Classical and Modern Languages.)
    • Check for and read admission requirements for your department if is listed
  5. Click on Submit Form
  6. A confirmation notice will be automatically sent to your U of L email account.
  7. Please send an email message to Dr. Buchanan to let her know that you have applied.

Required Courses:

I. LALS 310: Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies….…………3 hrs

II. 1 course from the Humanities (any of the following courses*) …………………….3 hrs   
HUM 380, 382, 562**
LALS 314 Special Topics in Latino Studies (new proposed course)
ML 260, 313**, 356, 357, 358, 551**

III. 2 courses from the Social Sciences (any of the following courses*)……...........…...6 hrs

ANTH 314**, 316, 325, 328
HIST 310**, 331, 332, 333, 533, 535
PAS 300, 360, 505, 510, 532, 533, 542, 581
POLS 336, 370, 371, 563

IV. 1 elective with substantial Latin American or Latino content ….......................……3 hrs
The elective may be fulfilled by taking an additional one of  the courses listed above, or one of the following courses*:

ARTH 342/542**, 544
HON 336**
SPAN 313**, 403, 404, 524, 527, 528, 529, 530, 554, 599**
WGST 333, 401, 558, 593

V. LALS 401: Latino Studies Internship…………................................................................3 hrs

VI. Language Requirement  -  Spanish 201 or equivalent

Minimum Total......................................................................................................................21 hrs

* Substitutions may be approved by the LALS Director

** Special Topics Courses - Content varies by semester. Subject to adviser approval.





LATINO STUDIES MINOR
(Explanation of courses)


Required Courses:

I. LALS 310: Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies….…………3 hrs

II. 1 course from the Humanities (any of the following courses*) …………………….3 hrs   
HUM 380, 382, 562**
HUM 380: Culture of Iberia-Latin American
HUM 382: Native American Cultures
HUM 562: Studies in Hispanic Culture
   
LALS 314 Special Topics in Latino Studies (new proposed course)

*ML 260, 313**, 356, 357, 358, 551*
ML 260: Hispanic Contributions to the World
ML 313: Special Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
ML 356: Masterpieces of Latin American Literature
ML 357: Latin American Literature Today
ML 358: Mexican Literature Today
ML 551: Special Topics

III. 2 courses from the Social Sciences (any of the following courses)*……...........…...6 hrs

ANTH 316, 325, 328
ANTH 314: Special Topics in Old and New World Archaeology
ANTH 316: Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
ANTH 325: Modern Latin American Societies
ANTH 328: Indigenous Worlds of South American

HIST 310**, 331, 332, 333, 533, 535
HIST 310: Special Topics: History of US Latinos
HIST 331: Colonial Latin America
HIST 332: Latin America 1820-Present
HIST 333: Women in Latin American History
HIST 503: Race, Class, and Identity in Latin America
HIST 533: Revolution and Reform in Twentieth-Century Latin America
HIST 535: The History of Mexico

PAS 360, 505, 510, 532, 533, 542, 581
PAS 360: African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America
PAS 505: The Black Atlantic
PAS 510: Race, Class, and Identity in Latin America
PAS 532: Slave Trade and Slavery in the African World
PAS 533: The History and Popular Culture of the African Diaspora
PAS 542: Black Women Voices
PAS 581: Pan-African Art: Form and Content

POLS 370, 371, 563
POLS 336: State Government
POLS 370: Comparative Political Development in Latin America
POLS 371: Latin America in the World
POLS 563: Women in Developing Countries

IV. 1 elective with substantial Latin American or Latino content ….......................……3hrs
The elective may be fulfilled by taking an additional one of  the courses listed above, or one of the following courses*:

ARTH 342/542**, 544
ARTH 342/542: Special Topics: Mexican Art and Architecture
ARTH 544: Pan-African Art: Form and Content

HON 336**
HON 336: Honors Seminar in Humanities

SPAN 313**, 403, 404, 524, 527, 528, 529, 530, 554, 599**
SPAN 313: Special Topics
SPAN 403: Foundations of Latin American Nations and Identities
SPAN 404: Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Latin America
SPAN 524: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 527: Latin American Literature: Colonial Period through 19th Century
SPAN 528: Contemporary Spanish-American Theater
SPAN 529: Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry
SPAN 530: Spanish American Narrative
SPAN 554: Hispanic Culture through Film and Media
SPAN 599: Special Topics

WGST 333, 401, 558, 593
WGST 333: Women in Latin American History
WGST 401: Community Internship
WGST 558: Women in Developing Countries
WGST 593: Global Feminism

V. LALS 401: Latino Studies Internship…………................................................................3 hrs

VI. Language Requirement  -  Spanish 201 or equivalent

Minimum Total......................................................................................................................21 hrs

* Substitutions may be approved by the LALS Director

** Special Topics Courses - Content varies by semester. Subject to adviser approval.

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