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Latin American and Latino Studies Minor

The Latin American and Latino Studies Minor allows students to enhance their major area of study with a specialized concentration on Latin American and Latino issues. This interdisciplinary program offers students a wide range of course options that examine Latin American and Latino societies from the perspective of their history, social structure, economic and political structures, literature, and culture.

 

How to apply for the Latin American and 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 your ULink User ID and password
  4. Fill out information lines 1-5
    • General information
    • Choose ”I am applying to a minor in Latin American and 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.

 

LALS Minor Requirements:
Students must take 21 credit hours in courses with a Latin American emphasis, including LALS 310: Introduction to Latin American Studies, LALS 311: Introduction to Latino Studies, and LALS 400: Latin American Studies Internship. Students must meet a minimum language requirement of 3 hours of Spanish or Portuguese at the 200-level, or demonstration of equivalent language proficiency and take 1 course in Humanities or Modern Languages, 2 courses from the Social Sciences, and 1 elective with a substantial Latin American content.


Minor: LALS
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
Semester Hours Total: 21

LALS 310: 3 hours
LALS 311: 3 hours
LALS 400: 3 hours

 

1 course in Humanities or Modern Languages*: 3

  • HUM 380, 382, 562
  • ML 260, 313, 356, 357, 358, 551

2 courses in the Social Sciences*: 6

  • ANTH 316, 325, 328
  • HIST 331, 332, 333, 503, 530, 533, 534, 535
  • PAS 360, 505, 510, 532, 533, 542, 581
  • POLS 370, 371, 554, 563

1 elective with a substantial Latin American content*: 3

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

Minimum Total: 21

*Substitutions must be approved by the LALS Director. Additional courses with substantial Latin American or Latino content, which are not listed above, may also be taken to fulfill the LALS requirements.

 

Courses that Fulfill the LALS Minor

Additional courses with substantial Latin American or Latino content, which are not listed below, may also be taken to fulfill the requirements for the LALS Minor.

  • ANTH 303: Globalizing Inequalities
  • ANTH 316: Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 325: Modern Latin American Societies
  • ANTH 328: Indigenous Worlds of South America
  • ARTH 342/542: Special Topics - Mexican Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 544: Pan-African Art: Form and Content

  • 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 534: The U.S. and Latin America
  • HIST 535/611: The History of Mexico

  • HON 336: Honors Seminar in Humanities

  • HUM 380: Culture of Iberia-Latin America
  • HUM 382: Native American Cultures
  • HUM 562: Studies in Hispanic Culture

  • LALS 310: Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • LALS 400: Latin American Studies Internship

  • ML 260: Hispanic Contributions to the World
  • ML 313: Portuguese Food and Culture
  • ML 313/551: Panamanian Culture

  • 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's Voices
  • PAS 581: Pan-African Art: Form and Content

  • POLS 370: Comparative Political Dev. in LA
  • POLS 371: Latin America in the World
  • POLS 554: Democratization and Regime Change
  • POLS 563: Women in Developing Countries

  • SPAN 403: Foundations of Latin American Nationality and Identity
  • SPAN 404: Cult-Lit Perspective in Modern 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: Spanish-American Poetry
  • SPAN 530: Spanish-American Narrative
  • SPAN 554: Hispanic Culture through Film and Media
  • SPAN 599: Special Topics

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