Latin American & US Latino Studies Minor

The LALS minor introduces undergraduates to the histories, cultures, politics, and societies in Latin America, as well as the descendants of Latin Americans who reside in the United States (U.S. Latinos). LALS prepares students to interact effectively with the largest ethnic minority group in the United States (over 18.5% of Americans are Latino) in addition to engaging in a wide range of possibilities with our neighbors to the south.  This minor is ideal for students striving to work in government, academia, business, nongovernmental organizations and a variety of other careers. 

The Minor in Latin American & US Latino Studies consists of six courses (18 credits). A maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) per departmental program from the list below may count for LALS electives. Language courses do not count toward the requirements for the minor, although knowledge of Spanish may be useful.
Courses required for the minor
LALS 101Introduction to Latin American & US Latino Studies3
LALS Electives: 15 Credits from15
Colonial Latin America
Latin America in the Modern Period
GLB/Non-European Polit Systm
Intro to Public Policy
GLB/Latin Am Culture & Civil
GLB/SPA: Topics in Latin American Comparative Cultural Studies
GLB/Issues in Spanish Literature and Culture
GLB/Topics in Non-Western Art
Marginalized Literatures
A Nation Divided: American History
Advanced Studies in Texas History
Introduction to Music Literature
GLB/Democ & Democratization
GLB/Intro to Global Pub Pol
GLB/Intro to Comp Politics
Rev & Revolutionary Movmt
GLB/International Relations
Psy & Soci Diverse Popula
Urban Sociology & Anthro
GLB/Global Social Issues
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
GBL/Spa for Heritage Speakers
Intro to Spanish Literature
GLB/Appld Ethics US World Ag
GLB/Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education
GLB/International Business Finance
Introduction to Personal and Community Health
Social Issues in Global Sport Economy
GLB/International Marketing
GLB/Buyer Behavior
GLB/US-Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
Global Perspectives of Human Welfare
*Special Topics Courses and/or Senior Seminars such as PSCI 497, SPA 485, SPA 497 and many others throughout the university having 100% Latin American or US Latino content that do not appear in the University catalog may also be approved for fulfillment of LALS requirements by the LALS Program Coordinator.
Total Hours18

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