Minor in Latina/Latino Studies

A minor is available to students who have selected a different major but also want to pursue a coherent course of study in the field of Latina/Latino Studies. The minor enables students to supplement a major in a different field with course work in Latina/Latino Studies. The minor requires a set of core courses supplemented with a selection of electives chosen on advisement that complement the major they have chosen. The minor consists of 24 units of which nine are required core units, nine are distributed among three areas of emphasis, and six are elective units chosen on advisement.

Latina/Latino Studies Minor — 24 units

Minor Program Requirements (9 units)

LTNS 215Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
LTNS 410Seminar on Gender and Latinas/os3
or LTNS 435 Oral History Methods: Theory and Practice
LTNS 680Latina/o Community Organizing3

Select one course on advisement from each area below  (9 units)

Arts and Humanities (3 units)

LTNS 222Latina/o Art History3
LTNS 225Survey of Latina/o Visual Images3
LTNS 230Introduction to Latina/o Literature3
LTNS 270Latina/o Arts and Humanities3
LTNS 286Policy Making and Latinos3
LTNS 305Latina/o Studies Creative Writing Workshop3
LTNS/CINE 409Latina/o Cinema3
LTNS 425Popular and Traditional Music of the Latina(o) Diaspora3
LTNS 440Caribbean Cultures and Spirituality3
LTNS 455Resistance Literature of the Americas3
LTNS 475Aztec Philosophy3
LTNS 490Latina/o Teatro Workshop3
LTNS/HUM 520North and South American Cultural Expression3
LTNS 530Latina/os and the Media3
LTNS/JOUR 536Latina/o Journalism3
LTNS 560Contemporary Latina/o Literature3
LTNS 679Central American Literature: Roots to the Present3

History (3 units)

LTNS 265Topics in Latina/o History3
LTNS/HIST 278History of Latinos in the U.S.3
LTNS 315Latina/os in California (CSL)3
LTNS 435Oral History Methods: Theory and Practice3
LTNS 450Indigenismo: Indigenous Cultures of the Americas3
LTNS 460Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage3
LTNS 465Mexican-Americans: History and Heritage3
LTNS 467Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage3
LTNS/HIST/ANTH 501Latin America: The National Period3
LTNS 533/HIST 535/WGS 535History of Women in Latin America3

Behavioral and Social Sciences (3 units)

LTNS 205Cyber Raza: Culture and Community On-line (CSL)3
LTNS 210Latina/Latino Health Care Perspectives (CSL)3
LTNS 211Latina/o Families Narrative3
LTNS 276Latina/o, U.S. Government, and Constitutional Ideals (CSL)3
LTNS 280Transculturation and Latina/o Communities3
LTNS 286Policy Making and Latinos3
LTNS 355/AIS 350/AFRS 350Black-Indians in the Americas3
LTNS 380Afro/Latina/o Diasporas3
LTNS 410Seminar on Gender and Latinas/os (CSL)3
LTNS 415Economic Progress of Latinos in the U.S. (CSL)3
LTNS 430/C J 435Race, Crime, and Justice (CSL)3
LTNS/WGS 445Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization3
LTNS 470Latina/o Immigration to the U.S. (CSL)3
LTNS/C J 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice (CSL)3
LTNS 500Latina/o Community Mental Health3
LTNS/SOC/RRS 580Educational Equity (CSL)3
LTNS/SOC 640Sociology of the Latino Experience3
LTNS 660Latina/o Politics (CSL)3
LTNS 670/PLSI 408Mexican Politics and Society (CSL)3
LTNS 680Latina/o Community Organizing (CSL)3
LTNS 685Projects in the Teaching of Latina/o Studies1-4
LTNS 690Community Fieldwork in Latina/o Studies3
LTNS 692Cuba: Health, Education, and Culture3
LTNS 693Cuba: Community Service Learning (CSL)3
LTNS 694Community Service Learning (CSL)1-3
LTNS 707Seminar in Latina/o Studies3

Electives (6 units)

Selected on advisement.

Note: Students must complete at least one community service learning module as part of the Latina/Latino Studies Minor. Courses marked (CSL) offer internship opportunities.