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Latina & Latino Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2018

Exclusions:

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.

Advising

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.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

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 / WGS 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 / FTVM 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 404: Latina/os in the US: Social Problems and Social Issues
  • 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.

Latina/o Studies (Minor) (Fall 2013 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2013

Exclusions:

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.

Advising

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.

Prerequisites

LATINOAM 213 / AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. (must be taken for a letter grade).

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

At least 15 credits (must be taken for letter grade), chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Latina/o Studies Core. At least two courses chosen from any of the following:
    • LATINOAM 315 / AMCULT 315 / HISTORY 377: History of Latinos in the United States.
    • LATINOAM 327 / AMCULT 327 / ENGLISH 387 / SPANISH 327: Latino/Latina Literature of the United States
    • LATINOAM 381 / AMCULT 381 / SAC 381: Latinas/Latinos and the Media
    • LATINOAM 243 / AMCULT 243 / WOMENSTD 243: Introduction to Study of Latinas in the United States
  2. Latina/o Studies Electives: Three courses (minimum of 9 credits), at least one of which must be at the 400 level. Only one course below the 300-level (including a first-year seminar on Latina/o Studies topic) may be used to satisfy this requirement.

    Courses that a student did not use in Requirement 1 can be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

    Students may elect a comparative ethnic studies course that includes a Latina/o component.

Latina/o Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2013)

Effective Fall 2012-Fall 2013

A minor in Latina/o Studies is not open to students with any  minor in the Department in American Culture.

The 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. The minor supplements majors in traditional humanities and social science disciplines by providing content knowledge of Latina/o communities. The minor will also benefit students pursuing degrees in the professional world in areas such as public health, social work, business, and pre-law thus better preparing them for work in their chosen field.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Latina/o Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergrad/.

Academic Minor in Latina/o Studies:

Prerequisite (must be taken for a letter grade):

AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. (4 cr)

Requirements (must be taken for letter grade):

  1. Two courses may be chosen from any of the following:
    • AMCULT 315/HISTORY 377. History of Latinos in the United States. (4 cr) 
    • AMCULT 327/ENGLISH 387/SPANISH 327. Latino/Latina Literature of the United States (3 cr)
    • AMCULT 381/SAC 381. Latinas/Latinos and the Media (3 cr)
    • AMCULT 243/ WOMENSTD 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the United States (3 cr)
  2. Electives: Three courses (min 9 cr) of elective courses on Latina/o Studies, at least one of which must be at the 400 level. One course below the 300-level (including a freshman seminar on Latina/o studies topic) may be used to fulfill this requirement. Courses that a student did not use in Requirement 1, can be used to fulfill electives. Students may elect a comparative ethnic studies course that includes a Latina/o component.