Jun 27, 2022  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Latin American and Latina/o Studies


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Minor

The Minor requires 18 credit hours distributed in the following manner:

1. Five courses (3 credits each) for a total of 15 credit hours in two or more of the following areas: Anthropology, English, World Languages and Cultures, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Secondary Education, Sociology, Spanish, and/or Theology;

2. One senior capstone course (3 credits) from the following two options:

  or  .

3. Students will also pursue one of two Tracks in LALS.

Track 1 - Latin American Studies focuses primarily on the region of Latin America and the Caribbean through demographic, cultural, linguistic, political, literary, sociological, historical, anthropological, theological, religious, economic, philosophical, artistic, ecological, and other related studies. This track has a language requirement, which is normally fulfilled by taking at least two SPN courses (SPN 212 or higher).

Track 2  - Latina/o Studies focuses primarily on those of Latina/o descent in the U.S. by its demographic, cultural, linguistic, political, literary, sociological, anthropological, historical, theological, religious, economic, philosophical, artistic, ecological, and other related studies. This track has no language requirement, although such study is encouraged.

Required Courses


Courses to meet the requirements for a Minor concentration in Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LALS) are normally taken from the following list. Under special circumstances, the LALS director may authorize an appropriate substitute course, such as a Tutorial or Special Topics course.

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