The Latina/o Studies minor promotes a critical understanding of the cultural production, as well as the historical and contemporary position of Latinas/os in the U.S. The minor offers courses across disciplines and departments pertaining to the cultural production, histories, political experiences, migratory flows, bilingualism and intellectual traditions of Latinas and Latinos living in the United States.  Students will explore commonalities/differences through transnational, circum-Atlantic, and hemispheric scopes, while becoming familiar with border theory, immigration studies, racial politics, postcolonial theory, empire studies, queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, and subaltern studies as theoretical approaches. 

Minor Requirements:  18 credits 

  • 6 credits from the following Latino Studies Core Classes:

21:595:200 Introduction to Latina/o Studies (3) (This course fulfills the General Education requirement)

21:595:230 Latino Jersey (3)

21:352:232 Reading Latina/o Literature (3)

  • 6 credits in Humanities Courses (See List A)

  • 6 credits in Social Science/History Courses with emphasis on Race, Ethnicity, and/or Migration (See list B) 

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List A:  Courses in the Humanities 

African American and African Studies

21:014:301 African Cultural Retentions in the Americas

21:014:302 Caribbean Literature 

21:014:302 History of Hip Hop 

21:014:113 Introduction to Caribbean Studies 

21:014:303 Special Topics in Black Studies: Afro-Latin Literature

21:014:400 Topics in Black Studies: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

American Studies

 21:050:200 Introduction to American Studies

21:050:311 Pop Culture and the Media

English

21:352:230 Race, Nation and Borders in American Literature, 

21:352:324 Latino/a Literature and Culture

21:352:348,349 Representations of Race in American Literature

Portuguese 

21:812:321 Oral History of Newark's Ironbound

21:812:440 Topics: Portuguese American Literature and Culture 

Spanish

21:940:322 Latina/o Bilingualism

21:940:305 US Hispanic Literature

21:940:270 Introduction to Puerto Rican Literature, 

21:940:324 Puerto Rican Narrative

21:940:252 Critical Approaches to Hispanic Writers and Artists in New York 

21:940:304 Slavery, Race, and the Black Experience in Spanish-American Literature 

 

List B:  Courses in Social Sciences or History 

Anthropology

21:070:352 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America  

History

21:510:325 History of Mexico and Central America

21:510:311 Latin America and the United States

21:510:312 Democracy and Rebellion in Modern Latin America

21:510:209 History of the Caribbean

21:512:208 History of Modern Latin America

21:512: 330 History of American Immigration 

Political Science

21:790:364 Race and Politics

21:790:311 Government and Politics of Latin America

21:790:360 Urban Politics and Public Policy 

Psychology

21:830:341 Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination 

Sociology

21: 920: 316 Race and Ethnicity in Multicultural Societies

21: 920: 321 Urban Sociology

21:920:326  American Society 

Women’s and Gender Studies

21:988:389,390 Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies