Gustavo Licón
Assistant Professor and 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

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The Minor in Latino/a/x Studies SPRING 2020 courses are in bold.      

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10700

Introduction to Latino/a Studies (Licon)

CSCR

CSCR

12300

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

Or

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

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

CSCR

30501

Practicum in Social Change: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories in the United States

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

CSCR

38000

Applied Research in Culture, Race and Ethnicity

ANTH

36600

Anthropology of the U.S. Military

SOCI

20300

Juvenile Delinquency/Youth Incarceration and Justice

SOCI

24000

Special Topics in Inequality: Inequality and its Consequences

SOCI

33703

Discipline and Punishment in Public Schools

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

ANTH

36400

From Equal to Unequal: New World Transformations

HIST

23300

Colonial Latin America

SPAN

33800

Introduction to Latin American Literature

SPAN

35200

Experiencing Hispanic Literature

SPAN

38000

Latino/a Culture through Literature

SPAN

37900

Latin American Fiction

SPAN

47300

Modernismo

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

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

30100

Feminist and Queer Latinx

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

CSCR

37400

Latino/a Resistance Movements

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

HLTH

21300

Multicultural Perspectives on Healing

POLT

40112

SEM: Global Indigenous Struggle

SOCI

43701

Special Topics in Inequality: Women of Color

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

CSCR

23700

Policing the Borderlands: Power, Policy, and Justice

ARTH

26500

Latin American Modern Art

HIST

23400

Modern Latin America

HIST

38700

History of Disease and Health in Latin America

POLT

34012

Race & International Relations Theory

POLT

33100

Latin American Politics

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

SOCI

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race