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Latina and Latino Studies Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (LTNST)

This minor in Latina and Latino Studies offers students across the University an opportunity to learn about the diverse histories, cultures, politics, migration patterns, and other aspects of Latina/o populations in the United States. Classes will be offered on Latino history; the artistic achievements of Latinas/os in popular culture, literature, theatre, film, and television; the migratory flows of Latina/o populations; education; other issues related to language and identity; and family issues. These courses demonstrate that studying Latina/o social formations is a critical component of understanding the social fabric of the U.S. as well as the U.S. presence in Latin America and the complex phenomenon of globalization. Although the emphasis of Latina/o Studies is on the U.S., the role of Latina/o immigration within wider shifts related to globalization requires an understanding of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

The minor consists of 18 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


LTNST 100 GH;US(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 9 credits from LTNST 226(3) or ENGL 226 GH;US;IL(3), LTNST 300 US(3) or WMNST 300 US(3), LTNST 315 GH;US(3) or SPAN 315 GH;US(3), LTNST 326 GH;US(3) or SPAN 326 GH;US(3), LTNST 403(3) or CMLIT 403(3), LTNST 426(3) or ENGL 426 US(3), and 3 credits of SPAN 3(4) or above. (Sem: 1-8)

Select 6 credits from approved list in consultation with an academic adviser.

Last Revised by the Department: Falll Semester 2006

Blue Sheet Item #: 34-06-321

Review Date: 4/11/06



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