Hispanic Cultural Studies Minor

In the Hispanic Cultural Studies Minor, students will be exposed to a diversity of topics related to Spanish and Latin American cultures. Students will be able to complete the program in Spanish or in English. Students in both options will be required to take a platform course on theory of Hispanism and Hispanic Cultural Studies to be offered in English and a language course. Students can opt to complete the Minor with courses offered in Latin America or in Spain. This Minor is an excellent option for students completing majors in education, sociology, psychology, business, as they are likely to interact with Hispanic communities in the U.S. and abroad. Students will be allowed to take up to 2 courses from other departments, with permission from a Modern Languages faculty member. Only one course in either Option can be applied towards the student’s major. 20 Credits.

Minor in Hispanic and Latin American Studies. 20 Credits

Platform course: ML2550: Introduction to Hispanism and Hispanic Culture. Includes an internship in a community based Hispanic organization. Required for Both Options. Offered in English.

Option1: Courses from the following list taught in Spanish

  • ML3100 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition OR ML3362 Advanced Spanish Grammar

and Composition and 3 courses from the following list: 

  • ML4545 Civilization and Culture of Latin America
  • ML4350 Recurrent themes in Latin American Painting and Literature
  • ML4510 Civilization and Culture of Spain
  • ML4520 Culture and Literature of Spanish Caribbean
  • ML4750 Fiction into Film
  • ML3300 Artistic Expressions of Spain (Study Abroad)
  • ML3310 Hispanic Cultural Topics (topics will vary) TBD

Option 2: Courses from the following list taught in English.

ONE Language course at the 1000, 2000, 3000 or 4000 level upon advisement from ML faculty and 3 courses from the following list:

  • ML3410 Latino/a Writers in the United States
  • ML3650 Cinema of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula
  • ML4630/EL4630 Latin American Literature
  • HI3302 Hispanic Heritage
  • HI3110 Latin American Culture
  • PE2240 Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • PE4690 Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • PE3640 History an Culture of Latina/os in the U.S.
  • ML3300 Artistic Expressions of Spain (Study Abroad)