The goals of the Minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies are
(a) to provide students with key concepts, information, and a foundation of knowledge rooted in several academic disciplines;
(b) to examine the social, political, and cultural challenges of Latin America and the Latino/a populations in the global community; and
(c) to foster a multicultural, pluralistic, and multi-lingual environment by focusing on the interrelations between the United States, Latin America, and its descendant populations.
This program is student centered and flexible. Students are expected to complete course work in a variety of disciplines and departments. All individual programs of study must be planned in consultation with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies advisor.Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad in programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. See the Office of International Studies and Programs for information. Their webpage can be found at http://studyabroad.illinoisstate.edu/.
— 24 hours required.
— Language Requirement: Students must complete 6 semesters of high school or second semester college (112) coursework in either Spanish or Portuguese. Foreign language credit below the third semester level (115) does not count toward the minor requirement of 24 hours.
— A plan of study approved by the advisor including courses from at least three different departments:GEO 235A02, HIS 104A03, HIS 263, HIS 282, HIS 283, LAL 398A01, LAL 398A02, POL 240, POL 340, SOC 109, SPA 115, SPA 116, SPA 233, SPA 240, SPA 244, SPA 336NOTE:Other courses with appropriate content may be approved by the advisor, particularly SPA 305; SPA 360; HIS 306; TCH 319, TCH 320, TCH 321, TCH 322, and IDS 203A15 when the topic is Latin America.Many courses are offered regularly. Please note that there are some courses are not available every semester.
398A01 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: INTERNSHIP/COOP IN LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO/A STUDIES1-6 sem. hrs. Independent experience in a supervised community work setting with opportunities for civic engagement. Academic requirements include a final paper. A maximum of 6 hours may count toward the LAL minor. Prerequisite: Consent of the director and supervisor.
398A02 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO/A STUDIES1-6 sem. hrs. Practical experience in the design, implementation, and reporting of research through methods appropriate to the fields of interest. A maximum of 6 hours may count toward the LAL minor; a maximum of 16 hours of all 398 courses may count towards graduation. Prerequisites: SOC 109 and consent of the program director.
Students must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.00 GPA to apply to the major.
Apply online via your My account. The application is on the Academics tab, under the Apply to Major/Minor link.
For more information or to discuss a proposed plan of study for the minor, please contact Janet Claus at email@example.com.
To schedule an appointment by phone call 438-7604 and indicate your interest in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies minor. You may also make an appointment at the front desk in Fell Hall 340.
Dr. Maura Toro-Morn
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
341 Schroeder Hall
Campus Box 4670