General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at the University of Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for the minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.
Requirements for the Minor in Latina/o Studies
Completion of a minimum of five units, to include:
LTS 200 Latina/o America: A Critical Introduction to Latino Studies (1 unit);
Three courses from the following list of electives (3 units);
A capstone experience: either a course with a research component relevant to LTS content, or a credit-bearing internship relevant to LTS content. Capstone experience must be pre-approved by the LTS Director. Students whose capstone is not for credit will need a fourth elective to reach the required 5 unit requirement.
Proficiency in Spanish at a level equivalent to passing SPAN 202.
AFAM/LTS 320 Race, Power, and Privilege
AFAM 401 Narratives of Race
CONN 335 Race and Multiculturalism in the American Context
ECON 240 Economics of Migration
HIST 152 American Experiences I: Origins to 1877
HIST 153 American Experiences II: 1877 to Present
HIST 367 Immigration in the U.S.
HIST 376 Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora
HIST 378 History of Latinx People in the United States
HIST 380 Modern Mexico: From Revolution to NAFTA
HON 214 Interrogating Inequality
LTS 300/SPAN 309 Literaturx Latinx
LTS 375 Queer-Latinx: Art, Sex, and Belonging in America
LTS 376 The Art of Mestizaje
LTS 400 Special Topics in Latina/o Studies
PG 304 Race and American Politics
PG 306 Immigration Politics and Policy in the U.S.
PG 311 Politics of Detention: Criminal Justice, Immigration, and the War on Terror
PG 345 Intersectionality as Theory and Method
PG 346 Race in the American Political Imagination
PHIL 312 Latin American and Latinx Philosophy
PHIL 389 Race and Philosophy
SOAN 215 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOAN 303 Contemporary Immigration, Race, and Immigration Regimes in the U.S.
SOAN 350 Border Crossings: Transnational Migration and Diaspora Studies
SPAN 203 Advanced Grammar and Composition whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content
SPAN 205 Spanish in the United States
SPAN 212 Introduction to Latin American Cultures whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content
SPAN 303 Hispanic Short Story whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content
SPAN 306 Latin American Film whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content
SPAN 307 Modern Spanish Theater
SPAN 310 Special Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content
SPAN 311 Migration Narratives
SPAN 405 Seminar in Twentieth and/or Twenty-First Century Latin America whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content
STHS 330 Evolution and Society Since Darwin
STHS 366 Medicine in the United States: Historical Perspectives