Latina/o/x Studies, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in Latina/o/x studies (Latina/Latino/Latinx studies) requires a minimum of 15 s.h. Additionally, 12 s.h. of coursework 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 grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework 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/x studies requires the following coursework.

Requirements Hours
Foundation Course 3
Historical and Cultural Approaches Courses 9
Comparative and Translational Topics Course 3

Foundation Course

Course # Title Hours
This course:
LATS:2280/HIST:2280Introduction to Latina/o/x Studies3

Historical and Cultural Approaches

Course # Title Hours
At least 9 s.h. from these:
LATS:1000First-Year Seminar1
LATS:1700/SPAN:1700Latina/o/x Literature in the United States3
LATS:3100Latinx Community Engagement3
LATS:3104/LAS:3104/POLI:3104Immigration Politics3
LATS:3410/AMST:3410Undocumented America: Citizenship, Race, and Immigration3
LATS:3415/AMST:3415/SJUS:3415Latina/o/x Protest, Movement, Resistance3
LATS:3420/AMST:3420/POLI:3427/SJUS:3420Latinas/os/x and the Law3
LATS:3430/AMST:3450/SJUS:3430Queer Latina/o/x Studies3
LATS:3435/WRIT:3435Intersectional Identities: Writing About the Twenty-first-Century Self3
LATS:3550/GWSS:3431Topics in Latina/o/x Studies: History and Culture1-3
LATS:4800/AMST:4800Latina/o/x Popular Culture3
AMST:1600/LATS:1600/SJUS:1600War Stories3
COMM:1898/LATS:1898Introduction to Latina/o/x Communication and Culture3
ENGL:3467/LATS:3467Latina/o/x Literatures and Cultures3
GWSS:2400/CPH:2240/LATS:2400Health, Intersectionality, and Diversity3
HIST:3217/LAS:3217/LATS:3217Latina/o/x Immigration3
HIST:4216/LAS:4216Mexican American History3
SPAN:4160/LATS:4160Language, Justice, and the Law3
SPAN:4805/CINE:4705/LATS:4805Chicano Cinema3

Comparative and Transnational Topics

Course # Title Hours
One of these:
AFAM:2770/GHS:2770/SOC:2770Black and White Community Politics3
AFAM:3100/AMST:3100/SOC:3100Critical Race Theory: Culture, Power, and Society3
AFAM:3110/SOC:3110Race, Organizations, and Workplace3
AFAM:3630/SOC:3630The Racial Wealth Gap: Black Debt, White Debt3
AMST:2025Diversity in American Culture3
AMST:3095/LATS:3095Central America and Its Diaspora3
ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
COMM:2076/AFAM:2076Race, Ethnicity, and Media3
ENGL:3525Literature and Culture of the Americas3
ENGL:3535/LAS:3535Topics in Literature and Culture of the Americas3
GHS:3520/LATS:3520Latinx Oral Histories of Health Care3
GWSS:2650/GHS:2650Global Reproduction3
PHIL:3342Multiculturalism and Toleration3
POLI:1900Introduction to the Politics of Race3
SJUS:2250/GWSS:2250/HIST:2250The History of Social Justice Movements3
SJUS:3550/GWSS:3550/RELS:3550Social Justice, Religion, and Spirituality: Faith and Belief Ignited3
SOC:2830Race and Ethnicity3
SPAN:2050Spanish in the United States3
SPAN:3130Introduction to Bilingualism3
SPAN:3205/GHS:3045Spanish Health Narratives3