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
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.
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.
ENG 277 Introduction to U.S. Latino Literature or LLS 204 Introduction to Puerto Rican Culture
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
Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.