Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Core courses. Satisfied by at least 4 courses (12 hours) from the following:

  • AMS 260/SOC 260 America’s Latinos/Latinas
  • AMS 520 Topics in Latino Studies: _____ (may be repeated for credit as the topic changes)
  • ANTH 562 Mexamerica/LAA 302 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: Mexamerica/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: Mexamerica
  • ENGL 337 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature
  • ENGL 573 U.S. Latina/o Literature: _____ (may be repeated for credit as the topic changes)
  • POLS 619 Topics in American Politics: Latino Politics
  • SPAN 464 Reading and Analysis of U.S. Latino/a Literatures: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SW 455 Topics in Social Welfare: Social Work with Latinos

The following topics courses also may count toward the minor, if the particular topic offered in a given semester focuses on U.S. Latino/as:

  • AMS 344 Case Study in American Studies: _____
  • AMS 536 Ethnicity in the United States: _____
  • AMS 494 Topics in: _____
  • AMS 551 Research Project in American Studies/AMS 553 Honors in American Studies (if the research focuses on U.S. Latino/as)
  • SPAN 440 Hispanic Studies: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 540 Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SW 555 Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice: Culturally Competent Social Work

A course with a service-learning component, such as one of the following, may also count in this category, with permission of the Latino/a studies advisor, if the service learning component is in a Latino/a community in the U.S.

  • AMS 552 Public Service in American Studies
  • SPAN 330 Service Learning Internship Spanish I (variable credit)
  • SOC 490 Internship in Sociology

Other courses with at least 75 percent U.S. Latino/a content may count toward the minor with permission of the Latino/a studies advisor.

Latino/a Studies Required Electives. Students selecting this minor must complete 2 additional courses (6 hours) from any course above not used to satisfy the requirement and any of the following:

  • AMS 110/AMS 112/SOC 110/SOC 112 American Identities
  • AMS 576/GEOG 576 Cultural Geography of the United States
  • ANTH 563 Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • ENGL 340 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literature: _____ (if the topic includes U.S. Latino/a literature)
  • GEOG 591 Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 592 Middle American Geography
  • GEOG 593 Central American Peoples and Lands
  • HIST 571 The Spanish Borderlands in North America
  • HIST 572 The United States Borderlands: People, Place, Past
  • HIST 573 Latin America in the 19th Century
  • HIST 574 Slavery in the New World
  • HIST 575 History of Mexico
  • HIST 576 History of Central America
  • HIST 577 History of the Caribbean
  • HIST 578 Social History of South America
  • HIST 580 Economic History of Latin America
  • LAA 100 Latin American Culture and Society
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Studies: Sports and Politics in Latin America
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Studies: The Latin American Left
  • LAA 332 or LAA 333 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 335 The Politics of Language in Latin America
  • POLS 651/WGSS 651 Women and Politics in Latin America
  • POLS 658 Theories of Politics in Latin America
  • POLS 659 Political Dynamics of Latin America
  • POLS 670 United States Foreign Policy
  • POLS 682 U.S. Policy — Post-Colonial World
  • SOC 332/AMS 332 The United States in Global Context
  • SOC 522/AMS 522 American Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 534/AMS 534 Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 630 Latin American Society
  • SPAN 447 Latin American Cultures: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 460 Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 461 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Studies: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 462 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Studies: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 463 National Traditions in Spanish America: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 471 Studies in Spanish-American Culture and Civilization: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 475 Studies in Latin-American Literature and Culture: _____ (conducted in Spanish)
  • SPAN 560 Colloquium on Latin American Film
  • SPAN 566 Latin American Folklore
  • SW 560 Topics in Social Welfare: International Social Work (when in Costa Rica)
  • SW 560 Topics in Social Welfare: Intercultural Community Social Service (when in Costa Rica)

Other appropriate courses on Latin America, its cultures, countries, geography, history, politics, economy, and/or people, or other relevant courses on the U.S., may also count toward this requirement, with the approval of the Latino/a studies advisor.

Latino/a Minor Discipline Breadth. Satisfied by courses from at least 3 departments.

Lation/a Studies Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

 

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Department of American Studies

Bailey Hall
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Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4011
http://americanstudies.ku.edu/
Randal Maurice Jelks, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-9476
rmjelks@ku.edu

Department of American Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 213
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4011
http://americanstudies.ku.edu/
Ben Chappell, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-2236
bchap@ku.edu
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