Latin American and Latino Studies Minor
To complete a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies students must complete 18 credit hours with additional an language competency requirement and the completetion of an eProfolio their senior year.
|Language Requirement 1|
|Completion of SPAN 104 or PORT 102 with a C- or better -or- passing a Language Competency Exam at or beyond the SPAN 104-level or PORT 102-level|
|Required Foundational Courses||6|
|Select two of the following:|
|Introduction to Latin American History|
|Peoples of Latin America|
|Masterpieces of Latin American Literature|
|Latin American Politics 2|
or PLSC 351
|Latin American International System|
|Required Electives 3||12|
|See elective list below|
Demonstration of language competency does not form part of the required 18 credit hours for this minor.
No more than two elective courses can be taken from the same department
LASP Minor Electives
|ANTH 211||Peoples of Latin America||3|
|ANTH 216||Cultures of Migration||3|
|ANTH 217||Mexican Culture & Heritage||3|
|ANTH 242||Mesoamerican Archaeology and Survivance||3|
|ANTH 321||Human Rights in Latin America||3|
|ANTH 332||Language, Race, and Inequality||3|
|COMM 272||Intercultural Communication||3|
|FNAR 351||Latin American Art I: Ancient to 19th Century||3|
|HIST 210||Introduction to Latin American History||3|
|HIST 352||Latin America in the 19th Century||3|
|HIST 353||Latin America in Recent Times||3|
|HIST 355||The Caribbean & Central America in Colonial/Modern Times||3|
|HIST 356||Mexican History-Ancient to Modern Times||3|
|HIST 357||The Mexican Revolution in Popular Imagination||3|
|HIST 358||Women in Latin American History||3|
|HIST 359||Teaching World History||3|
|HIST 375||Digital History||3|
|HIST 378||Latina/o History||3|
|HIST 382||Teaching Race, Class, and Gender||3|
|HIST 389N||Anti-Immigrant Politics in U.S. History||3|
|LASP 395||Capstone in Latin American Studies||3|
|PLSC 343||Latin American Politics||3|
|PLSC 344||Contemporary Issues in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 352||Masterpieces of Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN 365||Latin American Cinema||3|
|SPAN 370||Latin American Poetry||3|
|SPAN 380||Latin American Prose Fiction||3|
|SPAN 381||Contemporary Spanish-American Novel||3|
|SPAN 382||Latin American Theatre||3|
|SPAN 385||Caribbean Literature||3|
|SPAN 389||Latin American Short Story||3|
|SPAN 390||Latin American Culture and Civilization||3|
|SPAN 397||Topics in Hispanic Literature||3|
|THEO 330||Liberation Theology||3|
eProfolio to be completed by the 13th week of the student's final semester. Graduating LASP students will present their ePortfolio at the LASP ePortfolio Tertulia. This reflective LASP ePortfolio will follow LUC ePortfolio Program
Transfer-Student Residency Requirement
At least 9 credit hours of LASP-MINR requirements (excluding language course requirements) must be completed at Loyola.
This department observes the CAS Double-Dipping Policy regarding unique credits required for each declared major/minor. Not less than 9 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor or major.
Upon graduating, students from our interdisciplinary undergraduate Latin American and Latinx Studies Program will be able to:
- Gain an appreciation for the cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity of Latin America and US Latinx communities by studying several academic disciplines from all LUC campuses which include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Communication, Sociology, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Women's Studies/Gender Studies, and Theology.
- Engage with the integrative, multidisciplinary nature of Latin American and US Latinx Studies and articulate how it is a connected to other interdisciplinary fields of study.
- Recognize the value of studying from an intersectionality perspective and intercultural framework while achieving a better understanding of the Latin American region and the growing US Latinx communities.
- Develop knowledge and identify key Latin American/US Latinx issues, including, but not limited to social (in)justice, mestizaje, (im)migration, language and identity, neo/postcolonialism, gender and sexuality studies, grassroots movements, popular culture, and political resistance.
- Increase oral and written Spanish and/or Portuguese language proficiency.
- Prepare for graduate study and for work in professional fields both in the US and in Latin America.