Latino/Latin American Studies Minor

Students majoring in any discipline can enroll in the Latino/Latin American Studies Minor. The Latino/Latin American Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary curriculum that explores the histories and cultures of the peoples of South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The minor is also designed to give students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the diverse groups that comprise the U.S. Latino populations.

The minor consists of two required courses on Latino and Latin American history, politics, and culture, and three electives from a wide range of choices in History, Hispanic Studies, Political Science, English, and Theology.

Students can fulfill many of the Latino/Latin American Studies Minor requirements on the Saint John's and Saint Ben's study abroad programs in Chile and Guatemala.

The Latino/Latin American Studies Minor requires Spanish-language proficiency and twenty (20) credits of Latino/Latin American Studies courses: eight credits, required; and twelve units, elective. Classes will be conducted in English and Spanish, depending on the department which offers them. No more than 12 credits in advanced Hispanic Studies (HISP) coursework can count toward the LLAS minor. In other words, in addition to HISP 336 and HISP 337, only one additional HISP-designated course can count toward the LLAS minor.

Required Courses
HISP 336 - Latin American Culture
HISP 337 - Latino Identity in the United States

Special Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish by completing Spanish 311 and 312 or by approval of the Spanish faculty. No more than 12 credits can be double-counted for the LLAS minor and the HISP major/minor.

Electives include:

Art 309A Art/Religion:Spain Americas
Art 309B Latin American Art & Culture (Chile)
GBUS 338 Doing Business in Lating America
HIST 121 Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas: From Indigenous Empires to Colonized Peoples
HIST 122 Revolution and Repression in Modern Latin America
HIST 321 Colonial Mexico
HIST 322 Modern Mexico
HIST 323 Religion in Latin America
HIST 324 Topics in Modern Latin American History (Gutemala)
HISP 321 Mayan Societies: History, Politics and Economy (Guatemala)
HISP 328 History of Chile (Chile) 
HISP 329 Seminar on Latin American Literature (Chile)
HISP 330 Latin American Society and Cinema (Chile)
HISP 336 Latin American Culture
HISP 337 Latino Identity in the United States
HISP 340 Latin America: Conquest and Colonization
HISP 342 Latin America: Autonomy, Nation and Identity
HISP 345 Modern Latin America through Literature
HISP 355 Seminar: Topics in Hispanic Literature (with LLAS topic)
HISP 356 Seminar: Topics in Hispanic Culture
HISP 357 International Relations between Latin America and the U.S. (Chile)
LLAS 270 Readings in Latino/Latin American Studies
LLAS 280A Politics & Society in Cuba
LLAS 280B Brazil: People & Culture
LLAS 360 Topics in LLAS
LLAS 371 Individual Learning Project
POLS 347 Latin American Politics
SA 375 Ethnology of selected Culture Areas (Guatemala)
THEO 317 Religion in Latin America
THEO 328 Hispanic Theology in the United States
THEO 329D Theologies of Liberation
THEO 339E Art/Religion: Spain/Americas

And the following courses when taught by an appropriate faculty member:
(The approval of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program Director is necessary for these courses to count toward the minor.)

HIST 200 History Colloquium
HIST 389 Historiography and Methods
ENGL 355 Studies in Individual Authors
ENGL 365 Capstone: Comparative Literature of the Americas
ENGL 381 Literature by Women
ENGL 382 Multicultural Literature of the Americas
HIST 397 Internship
HISP 397 Internship
THEO 397 Internship
SA 398 Field Experience/Practicum (Chile)