Latin American Latino/a & Caribbean Studies Minor

For information, contact the LAS Program, 120 MacMillan Hall, 513-529-5333.

Latin American, Latino/a & Caribbean Studies (LAS) offer an interdisciplinary minor that is open to all students and is a valuable complement to a wide range of majors. Students may enroll in the program by declaring intent with an LAS advisor. All students must complete at least 18 credit hours. In addition to taking an introductory LAS course, students must take 6 additional credits of LAS courses, or their cross-listed equivalents, as part of their core courses, including at least one LAS course at the 300-level or higher. At least 9 credit hours that count toward the LAS minor must come from outside of the student's major.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Introductory courses
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Latin America
Modern Latin American History
Latin America in the United States
Core courses
Select 12 hours12
Related hours
Select up to three hours3
Total Credit Hours18

Core courses

AMS 302Immigrant America3
ART 317The Arts of Colonial Latin America3
ATH 305Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 313Introduction to South American Archaeology4
ATH 415Field Methods in Archaeology1-6
BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music3
ENG/LAS 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
HST/LAS/BWS 243History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1400s to 1800s3
HST 307Latin American Civilization - Colonial Period3
HST 400Senior Capstone in History3
HST/LAS 437Latin America Environmental History3
LAS 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music3
LAS 207Latin America before 19103
LAS 208/ATH 206Introduction to Latin America3
LAS 211Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication3
LAS/HST 217Modern Latin American History3
LAS 260Latin America in the United States3
LAS 277Independent Studies1-5
LAS 300Special Topics1-3
LAS 277XService-Learning (concurrent registration in MPF course)1
LAS 315Latin American Diaspora: Communities, Conditions and Issues3
LAS/HST 319Revolution in Latin America3
LAS 325Identity, Race, Gender, Class3
LAS/SPN 332Latin American Popular Culture3
LAS 377Independent Studies1-5
LAS/HST/BWS 385Race, Science, and Disease in the Americas3
LAS 390Special Topics3
LAS 410Current Latin American Issues1-3
LAS/GLG/IES 412Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica5
LAS 413Tropical Marine Ecology5
LAS/BWS/FST 415Cuba in Revolution: Its History, Politics, and Culture4
LAS/IES 416Connections: Understanding Tropical Ecology and Natural History via Belize, Central America5
LAS 424/LAS 524Seminar on Modern Architecture in Latin America3
LAS 437Latin America Environmental History3
LAS 477Independent Studies3-4
POL 337Politics of Latin America3
POL 378Latin America: The Region and the World3
POR 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music3
POR 383By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women3
SPN 315Intro to Hispanic Literatures3
SPN 361Spanish American Cultural History I3
SPN 362Spanish American Cultural History II3
SPN 430Selected Topics in Literature and Culture: Spanish America3
SPN 450/SPN 550Topics in Hispanic Literature and Language1-4
SPN 461/SPN 561Studies in Spanish American Narrative3
SPN 462/SPN 562Studies in Modern Spanish American Drama3
SPN 463/SPN 563Studies in Spanish American Poetry3
SPN 464/SPN 564Studies in the Spanish American Essay3

Related hours

AMS 207America: Global and Intercultural Perspectives3
ATH 175Peoples of the World3
ATH 185Cultural Diversity in the U.S.3
ATH 312Introduction to North American Archaeology4
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
FSW 206Social Welfare: Impact on Diverse Groups4
GEO 111World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues3
HST 371Native American History to 18403
HST 386Race in U.S. Society3
IDS 159Strength Through Cultural Diversity3
ITS 201Introduction to International Studies3
LAS 413/IES 423/IES 523Tropical Marine Ecology5
LAS 417/GLG 415/GLG 515Coral Reef Ecology5
MUS 186Global Music for the I-Pod3
POL 439North American Politics: Unity and Diversity3
SJS 215EMPOWER I: Educational and Economic Justice and Service-Learning3
SOC 153Sociology in a Global Context3
SOC 348Race and Ethnic Relations3

Study Abroad

The LAS Program highly values study abroad in all Latin American contexts and will extend credit by petition to international study experiences that fulfill program criteria.