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Latino Studies Program

Minor in Latino Studies

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements LATSMIN


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • LATS-L 101 Introduction to Latino Studies
    • LATS-L 102 Introduction to Latino History
    • LATS-L 103 Introduction to Latino Cultures
  2. Advanced Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • LATS-L 301 Latino Immigrants in United States Society
    • LATS-L 302 Latinos in the Media
    • LATS-L 303 The Latino Family
    • LATS-L 304 Gender and Migration from the Caribbean
    • LATS-L 320 Advanced Topics in Latino Literature and Culture
    • LATS-L 380 Latino Education across the Americas
    • LATS-L 396 Social and Historical Topics in Latino Studies
    • LATS-L 398 Arts and Humanities Topics in Latino Studies
    • LATS-L 400 Advanced Topics in Latino Studies
    • LATS-X 490 Individual Reading in Latino Studies
    • HISP-P 412 Brazil: The Cultural Context
    • HISP-S 322 Introduction to Film Analysis in Spanish
    • HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures
    • HISP-S 334 Panoramas of Hispanic Literature
    • HISP-S 408 Iberian Modernities
    • HISP-S 411 Spain: The Cultural Context
    • HISP-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the United States
    • HISP-S 422 Hispanic Cinema
    • HISP-S 435 US Latino Literatures
    • HISP-S 471 Colonialism to Modernism
    • HISP-S 481 Hispanic American National/Regional Literatures
    • HISP-S 498 Honors Seminar (approved topic: "Modern Spanish Prose Fiction")
  3. Elective. Three (3) credit hours:
    • Additional course from the Introductory Course list
    • Additional course from the Advanced Electives list
    • LATS-L 104 Latinas in the United States
    • LATS-L 105 Diversity by the Numbers
    • LATS-L 107 Latinx Foundations and Academic Leadership
    • LATS-L 111 Latino Film: An Introduction and Overview
    • LATS-L 200 American Borderlands
    • LATS-L 220 Introduction to Latino Literature
    • LATS-L 228 An Interdisciplinary Look at U.S. Latino/a Identities
    • LATS-L 250 Blacks, Latinos, and Afro-Latinos: Constructing Difference and Identity
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses
  • Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

    • Any course at the 100–499 level with the LATS subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
    • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
    • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.