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U.S. Latino/a Studies Minor

Why Minor in U.S. Latino/a Studies?

U.S. Latino/a Studies is intended for students who wish to critically examine the social, historical, political, educational, economic and cultural developments that affect Latinos and their communities in the United States.

Requirements for U.S. Latino/a Studies Minor

Minor in U.S. Latino/a Studies - 18 credits

Housed in the Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies, and offered in collaboration with the Department of World Language Studies, the minor in U.s. Latino/a Studies is intended for students who wish to critically examine the social, historical, political, educational, economic and cultural developments that affect Latinos and their communities in the United States.  The minor will provide students with the opportunity to examine this population that crosses and re-crosses borders constructed by geography, linguistics, class, race, and gender.  Among the topics offered in this minor are: race and racialization; sexuality and gender formation; immigration and migration; electoral politics; social movements for labor, education, and language rights; and the Latino/a presence in media and film.  Ethnic and Gender Studies majors may not declare this as a minor.

    Required Courses - 6 credits

     

    • EGST 0204 - Introduction to Latino/a Studies
    • EGST 0210 - U.S. Latino/a Literatures

    Elective Courses - 12 Credits

    A minimum of 3 credits are required at the 300-level

    • EGST 0209 - Images in Black and Brown
    • EGST 0230 - Special Topics in Ethnic and Gender Studies *
    • EGST 0232 - Puerto Rican Literatures
    • EGST 0237 - U.S. Latino/a Diasporic Communities
    • EGST 0304 - Representations of Gender, Race and Ethnicity *
    • EGST 0305 - Critical Race Studies *
    • EGST 0317 - Latino/a U.S.A.
    • EGST 0390 - Special Topics in Ethnic and Gender Studies *
    • EGST 0398 - EGST Internship
    • LANG 0210 - Language Culture and Society
    • LCUL 0210 - Hispanic/Latino Cultures in the U.S.
    • LLIT 0202 - Women Writers of the Americas: US
    • LSPA 0212 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    • LSPA 0390 - Spanish for Community-Based Learning
    • LSPA 0398 - Internship: Spanish in the Community
    • SOCI 0202 - Race and Ethnic Relations

    Note

    * Selected topics courses or other elective classes related to the minor must be pre-approved by the advisor to the minor.