This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. 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 g.p.a. 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.

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 list or LATS:49903
Total Hours15

Foundation Course

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

Historical and Cultural Approaches

At least 6 s.h. from these:
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 Disparities and Intersectionality with U.S. Latina/o/x Peoples3
HIST:3217/LAS:3217/LATS:3217Latina/o/x Immigration3
HIST:4216/LAS:4216Mexican American History3
LATS:1000First-Year Seminar1
LATS:3104/LAS:3104/POLI:3104Immigration Politics3
LATS:3410/AMST:3410Undocumented America: Citizenship, Race, and Immigration3
LATS:3415Latina/o/x Protest, Movement, Resistance3
LATS:3420/AMST:3420/POLI:3427/SJUS:3420Latinas/os/x and the Law3
LATS:3550Topics in Latina/o/x Studies: History and Culture1-3
LATS:4800/AMST:4800/SPAN:4820Latina/o/x Popular Culture3
RELS:1765/LATS:1765U.S. Latina/o/x Religions3
SPAN:1700/LATS:1700Latina/o/x Literature in the United States3
SPAN:3400/LATS:3400Chicano Literature and Culture3
SPAN:3440/LATS:3440Topics in Latina/o/x Literature and Culture3
SPAN:4160/LATS:4160Language, Justice, and the Law3
SPAN:4805/CINE:4705/LATS:4805Chicano Cinema3

Comparative and Transnational Topics

One of these:
AFAM:2770/GHS:2770/SOC:2770Race, Space, and the Environment3
AFAM:3100/AMST:3100/SOC:3100Critical Race Theory: Culture, Power, and Society3
AFAM:3630/SOC:3630The Racial Wealth Gap: Black Debt, White Debt3
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
GWSS:2650/GHS:2650Global Reproduction3
HIST:4334Topics in American Borderlands History3
LATS:3551Topics in Latina/o/x Studies: Comparative and Transnational3
NAIS:2294/HIST:2294/SJUS:2294Indigenous Art Activism and Social Justice3
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:3045/GHS:3045Spanish Health Narratives3
SPAN:3130Introduction to Bilingualism3

Additional Course

Students select an additional 3 s.h. course from the Historical and Cultural Approaches list or the Comparative and Translational Topics list or take LATS:4990 Independent Project in Latina/o/x Studies.