Minor in Latina/o Studies

The minor in Latina/o Studies requires 18 semester credit hours. The Latina/o Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program for students to learn about social, political, economic, historical and cultural processes that impact Latina/o communities in the United States.  Using a complement of courses from disciplines across the university, this minor will: (1) offer an academic and scholarly foundation for students to understand the experiences of Latinas/os using a global perspective; (2) educate students about the cultural competency skills necessary to work with Latina/o communities; and (3) expose students to the theoretical and research methodologies in Latina/o Studies.

Required Courses
LATS 2300Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
LATS 4325 Latina/o Identities, Communities and Social Change3
Electives
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Mexican American Culture
Gender and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Perspective
Art and Politics
Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication in the Americas
Leadership and Professional Development
Entrepreneurship in Schools, Communities, and the Workplace
Studies in World Literature
The Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature
Chicano/a Narrative and Social History
Literature of the Southwest
Latin America
World Population
American Ethnic Geography
History of Mexico
History of Mexico to 1848
Spanish Borderlands, 1521-1821
Health and Illness in American History
Immigration and US History
Mexican American History
Economic and Social History of the Americas
Independent Research in Latina/o Studies
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
Ethnic and Niche Marketing
Salsa Del Rio
Orquesta del Rio
Latin American Philosophy
United States-Latin America Relations
Latina/o Politics
Psychology of Human Diversity
Latinx Psychology
Population Dynamics
Sociology of Latinos and Immigration
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
The Sociology of Popular Music
Innovative Community Engagement with Vulnerable Populations
Advanced Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers
Advanced Composition
Contemporary Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics
Hispanic Literature of the Southwest
Latinx Theatre and Performance
Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre
Total Hours18