The minor in Latina/o studies (Latina/Latino studies) requires a minimum of 15 s.h. Additionally, 12 s.h. of course work must be taken at the University of Iowa, with a maximum of 3 s.h. accepted as transfer credit from another institution. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. A maximum of 6 s.h. of work for another University of Iowa major, minor, or certificate may be counted toward the minor.

The minor in Latina/o studies requires the following course work.

Foundation Course3
Historical and Cultural Approaches Courses6
Comparative and Transnational Topics Course3
One additional course from the Historical and Cultural Approaches list or the Comparative and Transnational Topics list3
Total Hours15

Foundation Course

This course:
LATS:2280/HIST:2280/SPAN:2280Introduction to Latina/o Studies3

Historical and Cultural Approaches

At least 6 s.h. from these:
COMM:1898Introduction to Latina/o Communication and Culture3
HIST:4216Mexican American History3
HIST:4217Latina/o Immigration3
POLI:3104Immigration Politics3
RELS:1765U.S. Latino Religions3
SPAN:1700Latino/a Literature in the U.S.3
SPAN:2040Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN:2050Spanish in the U.S.3
SPAN:3000Writing Skills for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN:3020Journalistic Writing in Spanish3
SPAN:3110Spanish Sound Structure3
SPAN:3130Introduction to Bilingualism3
SPAN:3170Introduction to Spanish Language Acquisition3
SPAN:3400Chicano Literature and Culture3
SPAN:3420/CL:3396Cuban American Literature and Culture3
SPAN:3440Topics in Latino/a Literature and Culture3
SPAN:4800Chicano Cinema3
SPAN:4820Latino/a Popular Culture3

Comparative and Transnational Topics

One of these:
ANTH:3111/GHS:3040Health in Mexico3
ANTH:3142American Cultures3
ENGL:3535Inter-American Studies3
HIST:4221The Frontier in American History 1840-Present3
HIST:4334Topics in American Borderlands History3
THTR:2405Staging Americans: U.S. Cultures Through Theatre and Performance3

 Additional Course

An additional course from the Historical and Cultural Approaches list or the Comparative and Translational Topics list3