Minors

Latino/Latina Studies

Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator

Gustavo Licón, Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator

 

The Latino/a Studies minor covers a broad range of issues, from the historically constructed and contested nature of individual identities to issues of cultural and historical representation, social justice, and struggles for racial redress.  While the primary focus of the minor is on the experiences of Latino/as, its overall objective is to encourage, allow, and facilitate a study of the self in relation to the other.  Where possible, courses rely on historical and comparative methodologies, a combination of epistemological/theoretical concerns with an analysis of "real-life" problems, and a critical approach to the processes of knowledge construction, all of which allow students to develop a contextual understanding of the issues they are studying.

Minors are required to take six courses (18 credit hours), two from Conceptual Frameworks and one each from the following four categories:

Comparative and International
Culture and History
Policy and Praxis
Power and Liberation

Registration for a Minor form

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10700

Introduction to Latino/a Studies

CSCR

CSCR

POLT

12300

14500

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts  or

Politics of Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Culture (x-listed with POLT 14500)

Politics of Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Culture (x-listed with CSCR 14500)

 

Policy & Praxis (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

23700

Policing the Borderlands: Power, Policy, and Justice

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

CSCR

30000

Citizenship and Justice in Asian America

ANTH

36600

Anthropology of the U.S. Military

SOCI

24000

Special Topics in Inequality: Inequality and its Consequences

 

Culture & History (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

21100

American Gangster

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

ARTH

28700

Latino Art in the United States

HIST

20900

Ethnic US since the Civil War

SPAN

32200

Experiencing Hispanic Literature

SPAN

38000

Latino/a Culture through Literature

 

Power & Liberation (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

37400

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

ARTH

36600

Art and Revolution in Latin America

POLT

14100

Power: Race, Sex, Class

SOCI

43701

Special Topics in Inequality: Women of Color

SPAN

47300

Modernismo

 

Comparative & International (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

47800

Las Americas: Globalizing Latino/a Studies

CSCR

43400

Capstone Seminar: Culture, Race & Ethnicity (recommended but not required)

CSCR

30700

Race and Colonialism

ARTH

26500

Modern Latin American Art

POLT

33100

Latin American Politics

POLT

34052

Selected Topics: Politics and Violence in Latin America

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

SOCI

30300

Global Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCI

33700

Special Topics in Inequality: Advanced Race and Ethnicity

 

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