Latina and Latino Studies, Minor

Program Code: LTNST_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

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

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
LTNST 100Introduction to Latina/o Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 9 credits of the following:9
Latina and Latino Border Theories Keystone/General Education Course
Latinx Gender and Sexuality Studies Keystone/General Education Course
Spanish and Spanish-speakers in the U.S. Keystone/General Education Course
Latina/o Literature and Culture
Chicana and Chicano Cultural Production: Literature, Film, Music
3 credits of SPAN 3 or above
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits from approved list in consultation with an academic adviser6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


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Liberal Arts Academic Advising
Use the Liberal Arts Majors and Minors web page to see the contact information for the specific adviser(s) of this program

Career Paths

The program develops a critical understanding of the history and contemporary position of Latinas/os in the U.S. It provides valuable cultural fluency for students from a wide variety of career paths. Given the growing importance of the Latino/a population in the U.S., such knowledge is very advantageous in many professional settings.


A minor in Latino/a Studies, will enrich and enhance your career possibilities in fields including but not limited to, public service, education, marketing, law, politics, business, manufacturing and agriculture.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Graduate students from any Ph.D.-granting program may pursue a Latina/o Studies graduate minor, an interdisciplinary doctoral minor. The minor for each student will be planned jointly by the student, the student’s doctoral adviser, and an adviser designated by the Latina/o Studies Initiative committee. In addition, there are methodology and pedagogy seminars designed to introduce graduate students to teaching undergraduates in the field, as well as actual opportunities to teach the introductory undergraduate seminar as the instructor of record and thus build a teaching expertise in the field.



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