Minor in Latino and Latin American Studies

Our interdisciplinary minor provides you with detailed information about the Latino experience in the United States as well as Latin American civilization. It benefits you if interested a career in teaching, public service, healthcare, law, business, the arts, the media or other fields. The minor also provides Latino students with a broader understanding of their own history and culture.

General Requirements

To qualify for the minor, you must complete eighteen semester hours of coursework. This consists of two core courses as well as four elective courses. All coursework in the minor must be taken for a letter grade (not pass\fail) and some elective courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Consult the course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog before making your selections.

View current program requirements and electives.

Recommendations

If you would like to minor in Latino and Latin American Studies, you must make an appointment to plan a program of study. You should enroll in one of the core courses as soon as possible and then proceed to take courses in several different disciplines. It is also recommended that you consult with center staff on a regular basis to assure completion of requirements in a timely fashion.

*At least six or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.

Summer 2021 Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Course Name Instructor Day/Time Location Meeting Dates
LATS 101 Introduction to Latino Studies  Alexander Lundberg No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 6/14/2021-8/8/2021
SOCI 361 Race and Ethnicity  Carol Walther No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 6/14/2021-8/8/2021

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Course Name Instructor Day/Time Location Meeting Dates
LATS 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies Simón Weffer No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
ANTH 404 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean Mark Schuller Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15p.m.
DuSable Hall 276 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
FLSP 215 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I  Laura Vilardell Domenech Tuesday/Thursday
11 a.m.-12:15p.m.
DuSable Hall 268 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
FLSP 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar  Mandy Stutenberg Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15p.m.
DuSable Hall 452 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
FLSP 315   Spanish for Heritage Speakers II Laura Vilardell Domenech Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15p.m.
DuSable Hall 348 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
FLSP 361 Spain Today  Stephen Vilaseca Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:45 a.m. Reavis Hall 210 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
FLSP 441 Spanish American Novel  Frances Jaeger Wednesday
6-8:40p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
FLSP 480 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  Karen Lichtman Thursday
6-8:40p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
ENGL 381 American Ethnic Literature Deborah De Rosa Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:45 a.m. Reavis Hall 302 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
HIST 374 Latinos/as in The United States Christina Abreu No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
HIST 481 Indigenous Mexico Kristin Huffine Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
MKTG 367 Principles of Global Marketing  Paul Prabhaker Monday/Wednesday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Barsema Hall 110 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
MKTG 367 Principles of Global Marketing  Paul Prabhaker No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 10/18/2021-12/11/202
LTIC 301 Teaching With A Multicultural Perspective Samantha Morley Wednesday
6-9 p.m.
Graham Hall 134 8/25/,9/15,10/13, 12/01/2021
LTIC 301 Teaching With A Multicultural Perspective  Samantha Morley No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 8/26-9/14,9/16-10/12,10/14-11/30
POLS 260  Introduction to Comparative Politics Alesha Porisky Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
DuSable Hall 448 8/23/2021-12/11/2021
POLS 260  Introduction to Comparative Politics Kikue Hamayotsu Monday/Wednesday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous 8/23/2021-12/11/2021

Mode of instruction for all courses subject to change due to COVID-19. Please check the NIU Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information.

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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
Northern Illinois University
515 Garden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1531
latinostudies@niu.edu

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