The academic minor in Latina/o Studies is intended for students who wish to develop a coherent understanding of the contributions of the Latina/o presence in American culture, history, and society. A primary objective of our minor is to engage students in a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of U.S.-Latina/os as well as to introduce them to the central intellectual questions and topics that have emerged in this field of inquiry. A minor in Latina/o Studies would supplement concentrations in traditional humanities and social science disciplines by providing content knowledge of Latina/o communities. Students should meet with the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program to discuss their academic plans.
Effective Fall 2018
A minor in Latina/o American Studies is not open to students with a Latina/o Studies major or any minor in the Department of American Culture.
Students can set up advising appointments for any of the program's major or minor plans by visiting www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduate/advising.
Minimum Credits: 15
- Latina/o Studies Core: LATINOAM 213 / AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. (must be taken for a letter grade).
- Students will select 4 courses (12 credit hours) from regularly taught Latina/o Studies Courses:
LATINOAM/AMCULT 103: First Year Seminar in Latina/o Studies
LATINOAM/AMCULT 204: Themes in Latina/o Studies
RCLANG 204 - Spanish Language Internship Project
SOC 225 – Project Community*
LATINOAM/AMCULT 226: The Latin Tinge
LATINOAM/AMCULT 243/WOMENSTD 243: Latinas in the U.S.
LATINOAM/AMCULT 301: Topics in Latina/o Studies
RCCORE 301- Community-Based Internship - Semester in Detroit*
LATINOAM/AMCULT 304: American Immigration
RCLANG 304 - PALMA: Spanish in the Community
LATINOAM/AMCULT 310 - Latina/o Studies and the Social Sciences
LATINOAM/AMCULT 311: Latina/o Studies in the Humanities
LATINOAM/AMCULT 313: Cuba and its Diaspora
LATINOAM/AMCULT 315/HISTORY 377: History of Latinos in the U.S.
AMCULT 321/ PSYCH 325 - Practicum in the Multicultural Community*
LATINOAM/AMCULT 327/ENGLISH 387: Latina/o Literature of the U.S.
LATINOAM/AMCULT 361 - Principles and Practices of Teaching ESL in Migrant Communities
LATINOAM/AMCULT 380: Studies in Transnational Media
LATINOAM/AMCULT 381/SAC 381: Latina/os and the Media
LATINOAM/AMCULT 385 - Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
AMCULT 388 or 425: Field Study*
LATINOAM/AMCULT 389 - Reading Course in Latina/o Studies
EDUC 390/ RCSSCI 390 - Community-Engaged Learning in ESL Teaching Contexts*
LATINOAM/AMCULT 405: Topics in Latina/o Studies
LATINOAM/AMCULT 420: Latin American and Latina/o Film Studies
LATINOAM/SPANISH 440: Literature & Culture of the Borderlands
SPANISH 428 – Internship in Spanish
POLSCI 489 – Politics of Latinidad
- Exceptions & substitutions may be approved in consultation with an advisor.