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Minor in Africana and Latino Studies

This 18 s.h. minor is compatible with many majors. For the minor, students must take the core courses--ALS 100 & ALS 395-- and 12 additional semester hours as described below.

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Requirements:

I.  ALS Core Courses (6 s.h. total)

ALS 100 Introduction to Africana and Latino Studies

ALS 395 Senior Seminar in Africana and Latino Studies*

TOTAL:  6 S.H.

II. ALS Minor Remaining Requirements

Choose 2 courses from below (6 s.h.):

ALS Combination Courses

ALS/PHIL 160:  Urban Philosophical Dilemmas

ALS/MCOM 208:  African-Americans & Latinos in Film & TV

ALS/PHIL 259:  Democracy & Race∆

ALS/PHIL 260:  Philosophy of Protest∆

ALS 262:  Topics in Racism

ALS 273:  Race, Gender, Class & Culture

ALS/FAMS 361:  American Families in Poverty Poverty (pre-req is FAMS 160, PSYC 100, SOCL 100 or ALS 100; and 9 sh of 200-level coursework in CHLD, FMAS, SOCL, and/or PSYC)

GEOG 238:  Geography of Developing Regions

SOCL 261:  Sociology of Ethnic Relations (pre-req is 3 s.h. SOCL)

SOCL 279:  Race, Crime & Justice (pre-req is 3 s.h. SOC or PI)

WMST 269:  Women of Color in the U.S.

WMST 290:  Women, Race & Representation:  An Intro

WMST 291:  Women, Race & Representation:  Sexuality

TOTAL:  6 S.H.

III.  Students may choose 2 courses from ANY of the courses below (6 s.h.)

AFRICANA STUDIES

ALS/ANTH 202:  Peoples and Cultures of Africa

ALS/ANTH 203:  People and Cultures of the Caribbean

ALS 207:  Black Drama

ALS/ANTH 212:  Music of the Caribbean

ALS 251:  Pan Africanism

ALS 266:  The African American Experience

ALS 279:  Hip-Hop Culture

ALS 278:  African Atlantic:  Popular Culture

ALS/HIST 104:  Introduction to African History

ALS/HIST 215:  Hist. of the Modern Middle East & N. Africa

ALS/HIST 219:  Africa Since 1800:  Identities

ALS/HIST 263:  African American History I

ALS/HIST 264:  African American History II

ALS/HIST 274:  Gender & Power in Africa

ALS/HIST 275:  South Africa:  Race & Resistance Since 1800

ALS/HIST 276:  History of Slavery

ALS/POLS 211:  Contemporary Black Social & Political Thought

ALS/POLS 265:  African Politics

ALS/ALIT 250:  African American Literature (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100or PI)

ALS/WLIT 257:  Modern Black Literature (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100 or PI)

ALS/ALIT/WMST 286:  African-American Women Writers (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100or PI)

ALS/ALIT 351:  Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100; ALS 273 or LITR 250;  or PI)

ALS/WLIT 270:  Postcolonial Literature and Culture:  Africa (pre req is COMP 100 & LITR 100/150 & LITR 250 or PI)

MUSIC 121:  Jazz

LATINO STUDIES

ALS 206:  Latino Drama (formerly called Black Theater)

ALS/MCOM 208:  African-Americans & Latinos in Film & TV

ALS 252:  Latino(a)s on the Move:  Immigration ∆

ALS 258:  Latin American Political Theory ∆

ALS/WMST 261:  Women of Mixed Race Descent/Mestisaje ∆

ALS/HIST 271:  Colonial Latin America

ALS/HIST 272:  Modern Latin America

ALS/HIST 288:  Borderlands:  Latinos/as in the U.S.

ALS/POLS 267:  Latin American Politics

ALS/SPAN 340:  Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean (pre-req is SPAN 208)

GEOG 266:  Geography of Latin America

SPAN 204:  Hispanic Civilization (pre-req is SPAN 201 or 202 or 203)

SPAN 310:  Spanish and Latin American Film (pre-req is SPAN 204/205)

SPAN 313:  Spanish American Literature

SPAN 323: Litr of the Mexican Revolutionary Period (pre-req is SPAN 208)

WLIT 271:  Postcolonial Literature & Culture:  The Americas (pre-req is COMP 100 & LITR 100/150 or PI)

TOTAL:  6 S.H.

IV. ALS language/Independent Study options

Languages:

Students are encouraged to study a language.  No credit given towards minor.

TOTAL:  0 S.H.

Notes for NEW minor option:

Three (3) semester hours of Independent Study (ALS 299) in ALS.

TOTAL:  3 S.H. (MAX)

Minor Total:  18 s.h.

* Sophomore Standing or Permission of Instructor.
∆ New course added to curriculum.
PI = Permission of Instructor.

Rev. 4/08

 
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