Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Examine the role of Latinos and the Latino Diaspora in U.S. society and the growing role of the transnationalism of Latino immigrants going to and from the U.S. to Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean.
  • Acquire an inderstanding of the experiences, contributions and condition of Latinos in the formation of U.S. society and culture.
  • Employ Latina/Latino Sudies theories and approaches as essential tools to understand and assess the human experience.
  • Critically analyze and communicate an awareness of culture and diversity in our global world.
  • Examine and evaluate the breadth and depth of the growing diversity represented within the Latino experience in the U.S.

The minor in Latina/Latino Studies is comprised of 18 hours. Nine (9) credit hours must be in upper division (300 or 400) level courses. A minimum of nine (9) of the 18 hours are required in Latina/Latino Studies.

Required Coursework
LLS 201Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
Latina/Latino Studies Electives6
Crossing Boundaries 1
Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies
The World of Latino Youth and Adolescents in the U.S.
Introduction to Latina/Latino Literature
Independent Readings in Latina/Latino Studies
Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies
Arts & Humanities Electives (maximum of 6 hours)6
Meso-American Art
The Search For Mexican Identity
Advanced Conversation And Composition I
U.S.-Latino Literature
Social Science Electives (maximum of 6 hours)3
Geography of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
Modern Latin America
Latina/Latino Immigrants & Migrants in the U.S
Total Credits18

  Anchor courses cannot be counted both as a general education requirement and a minor requirement.