Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Latina/Latino Studies * - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: Minor only (no major)

Advisement

The Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Transnational Studies, who is a member of the department's full time teaching faculty, is available to meet with students throughout the semester. As we cannot provide advisement through emails, please contact the department's undergraduate studies secretary to find out the director's office hours. Students interested in doing a minor in the Latino/Latina Studies program are encouraged to speak with the director to discuss their interests in the program, as well as to plan course sequencing to meet all criteria. NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services.

Latina/Latino Studies - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses that count toward the minor in Latina/Latino Studies is required.

Completion of the prerequisite course.

Advising Notes

Complete and submit the application form for a minor in Latina/Latino Studies to the Department of Transnational Studies. (The application form is available at their website: www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu )

No more than two courses, used to satisfy the requirements of another major/minor, can be used to also satisfy the requirements of a minor in Latina/Latino studies.

The courses listed are not offered in all semesters. Courses with appropriate content may be substituted with permission of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please see the class schedule for specific course offerings in a given semester.

Prerequisite Courses

ENG 277 Introduction to U.S. Latino Literature or LLS 204 Introduction to Puerto Rican Culture

Required Courses

ONE LOWER-DIVISION COURSE*

Choose one from any of these courses:
APY 283 Peasant Societies and Cultures
LLS 200 Black Roots in Spanish American Literature
LLS 204 Introduction to Puerto Rican Culture
LLS 208 Twentieth-Century Puerto Rican Literature
SPA 241 Spanish for Bilinguals
WS 219 Women of Color and the American Experience
WS 247 Women in Latin America

FOUR UPPER-DIVISION COURSES*

Choose four from any of these courses:
APY 331 Archaeology of the New World
GGS 205 Women in Developing Countries
GGS 315 Cross-Cultural Study of Women (with a Latina/Latino component)
HIS 322 Latin America: Culture and History
HIS 414 Cuban Revolution
HMN 321 Youth Culture in Latin America
HMN 453 Mexican American Anthology
LLS 301 Ethnicity and the Puerto Rican Experience
LLS 303 Mainland Puerto Rican Experiences
LLS 305 Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religion
LLS 307 History of Ideas in Puerto Rico
LLS 308 Black Presence in Latin America
LLS 401 Seminar in Puerto Rican Studies
LLS 402 Puerto Rican Literature
LLS 404 Havana: City and Culture
PHI 356 Latino-Hispanic Thought
PHI 385 Latin American Thought
PSC 329 U.S. Latin American Relations
PSC 372 Latin American Politics
SPA 320 Contemporary Spanish American Literature
SPA 328 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
SPA 330 Spanish American Themes
SPA 360 Spanish American Literature in Translation
SPA 416 Spanish American Theatre
SPA 449 Special Topics I (with a Latina/Latino component)
TH 411 Theatre Workshop (with a Latina/Latino component)
*Courses with appropriate content may be substituted with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting prerequisite or minor requirements for the Latina/Latino Studies program. For general education and remaining university requirements, see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum). NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services

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