Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Latino Studies



K. Sugg, Coordinator (860-832-2760), A. Adams, G. M. Caliendo, R. Fernandez, A. Garcia-Lozada, C. Liard-Muriente, B. Merenstein, M. Salinas, D. Sanders, R. Wolff


Program Overview

A minor program in Latino studies prepares students with interdisciplinary knowledge and practical understanding of the social, economic, historical, and cultural conditions and impact of Latinos/as in the U.S. The program consists of a gateway introductory course in interdisciplinary Latino Studies (LTN 110), a capstone Individual Research Experience requirement (LTN 410), and 12 credits of electives, at least six of which must be at or above the 300 level.



Minor in Latino Studies

LTN 110 Introduction to Latino Studies 3
LTN 410Individual Study Project in Latino Studies3

and 12 credits from the following electives, 6 of which must be at the 300 level or above. Note: Students without intermediate competence in Spanish (SPAN 125/190 or equivalent) must complete SPAN 125 or 190 in lieu of one of their elective courses.

ANTH 200Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality3
ANTH 352Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity 3
ANTH 428Cultures of Latin America 3
CRM 245 Diversity and Criminal Justice 3
ENG 347Latino/a Literature 3
HIST 316History of the American West to 1890 3
HIST 317History of the American West, 1890 to Present 3
HIST 319Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in the U.S. 3
IS 240Caribbean Cultural Patterns 3
IS 245Puerto Rico 3
LTN 470Topics in Latino Studies 3
SOC 322Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SOC 422Sociology of Immigration 3
SOC 460Social Movements and Collective Action 3
SPAN 191Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3
SPAN 290Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I3
SPAN 291Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3
SPAN 316Latin American Civilization 3


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