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Minor Requirements

The LLAS minor provides students with broad, interdisciplinary training in the economic, social, political, and cultural realities of Latino and Latin American peoples. The minor will be extremely valuable for those pursuing careers in business, government, social work, law and justice, and teaching that require engagement with Latino communities in the United States, as well as for those who wish to travel and work in Latin America. Moreover, the Latino and Latin American Studies minor also serves as preparation for graduate study in multiple academic and professional fields.

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Minor in Latino and Latin American Studies  (LLAS) (25 credits)

(1) Prerequisite

Spanish, Portuguese or French language equivalent to the end of first year (153).

(2) Required Course (5 credits)

LLAS 102: Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies

(3) Required Elective Credits (20 credits)

(20 credits) A total of 20 approved elective credits in at least three different disciplines at the 300 level or above is required (see “List of Approved CWU Courses” below). Courses taken through CWU exchange or study abroad programs in an accredited Latin American university may be applied for minor program credit. Courses that do not appear on the approved list but contain significant Latino or Latin American content may be used for minor program credit, upon approval of the student’s advisor and the LLAS director(s).

(4) Average GPA

A 2.0 average GPA in all program courses is required.

 

List of Approved CWU Courses for LLAS Minor (By Department/Program)
Subject to availability, updates and ongoing curricular changes

Anthropology

  • ANTH 346: Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean (4)

Biology

  • BIOL 377: Regional Natural History/SOBRE México (includes México study abroad experience) (5)  

English

  • ENG 331: Latina/o Literature (5)
  • ENG 347: Global Perspectives in Literature: Latin America (5)
  • ENG 461: Studies in Film and Culture: Chicano Film (5)

Ethnic Studies

  • ETS 350: The Chicano Experience (5) (crosslisted as LLAS 350)

World Languages and Culture

  • FR 251, 252, 253 – Second year French and other French courses
  • SPAN 251, 252, 253 - Second year Spanish
  • SPAN 261, 262, 263 - Second year Heritage Spanish
  • SPAN 301: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (5)
  • SPAN 310: Hispanic Civilization and Culture (5)
  • SPAN 341 - Spanish Composition and Grammar I
  • SPAN 342 - Spanish Composition and Grammar II
  • SPAN 343 - Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 345 - Composition and Grammar for Heritage Speakers I
  • SPAN 346 - Composition and Grammar for Heritage Speakers II
  • SPAN 351 - The Camino de Santiago
  • SPAN 352 - Spanish Boot Camp: Language Immersion on the Camino de Santiago
  • SPAN 381 - Hispanic and U.S. Latino Literatures and Cultures
  • SPAN 385 - Spanish Phonetics
  • SPAN 432 - Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar
  • SPAN 442 - Spanish Translation and Interpretation
  • SPAN 443 - Advanced Spanish Translation
  • SPAN 446: Hispanic Cinema (5)
  • SPAN 447 - Framing Latin American Cinema
  • SPAN 456: The Hispanic Short Story (5)
  • SPAN 458: Spanish-American Narrative (3)
  • SPAN 467: Hispanic Literature and Film (5)
  • SPAN 471: Hispanic/Latino Cultures of the U.S. (5)
  • SPAN 492 - Practicum in Spanish Translation and Interpretation

Geography and Land Studies:

  • GEOG 368---Geography of Middle America (4)
  • GEOG 370 Geography of South America (4)

History

  • HIST 321: Latin America Through Film, Art, and Music (5)
  • HIST 328: Modern Latin America (5)
  • HIST 329: Tropics and the Modern World (5)
  • HIST 385: Aztec/Inca/Maya: City and Civilization in the Old New World (5)
  • HIST 386: The Latin American Colonies (5)
  • HIST 460: Religion in Latin America (5)
  • HIST 488: Mexico in the Modern Era (5)

Law and Justice

  • LAJ 210: Latinos, Law and Justice (5)  

Latino and Latin American Studies

  • LLAS 301: Urban Society in Latin America
  • LLAS 350: The Chicano Experience (5) (crosslisted as ETS 350)
  • LLAS 388: Mexican Cultural Studies
  • LLAS 398: Special Topics (1 to 6)
  • LLAS 399: Multi-Disciplinary Seminar on Latino and Latin America (5)
  • LLAS 495: Undergraduate research in Mexico/Latin America (1-6) (proposed)
  • LLAS 496: Individual Study

Political Science

  • POSC 361: Latin American Politics (5)
  • POSC 343: Politics of the U.S. Mexican Border (5)

Sociology

  • SOC 365: Minority Groups
  • SOC 446: Sociology of Immigration

Study Abroad/International Programs in Latin America

  • Study abroad experience (through CWU International Programs) in Latin American countries of the world can be applied for credit toward the LLAS Minor

 

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