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.

Course Schedule(s)

Spring 2024 Undergraduate Courses
Course Number Course Name Instructor Day/Time Location Meeting Dates
LATS 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies  Matt Maletz No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
LATS 101 Introduction to Latino Studies  Sandy Lopez Monday/Wednesday 12:30 – 1:45 p.m Latino Center 121 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
LATS 101 Introduction to Latino Studies  Christina Abreu No specific meeting time Online 100%: Asynchronous 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
LATS 400 Special Topics in Latino & Latin American Studies: U.S. Women of Color and Economic Inequality Julia Gutierrez Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. DuSable 274 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
LATS 400 Special Topics in Latino & Latin American Studies: Black Religion in America Marlon Millner Monday/Wednesday 2 - 3:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 310 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 215 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I Nancy Dominguez-Fret Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 228 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 301 Spanish Grammar  Stephen Vilaseca Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 274 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 302 Spanish Composition  Francisco Solares-Larrave Monday/Wednesday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 256 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 302 Spanish Composition Francisco Solares-Larrave Monday/Wednesday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 212 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 311 Spanish Conversation  Laura Vilardell Domenech Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. DuSable Hall 228 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 315 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II  Laura Vilardell Domenech Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 428 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 321 Introduction to Spanish Literature Stephen Vilaseca Tuesday/Thursday 2 - 3:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 274 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 456 Colonial Latin American Literature  Francisco Solares-Larrave Tuesdays 6 - 8:40 p.m. DuSable Hall 428 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 483  Techniques of Translation  Laura Vilardell Domenech Tuesday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. DuSable Hall 268 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
FLSP 483  Techniques of Translation  Laura Vilardell Domenech Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Online 100%: Synchronous 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MGMT 487 Multinational Management  Russell Page Monday/Wednesday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Barsema Hall 110 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MKTG 367 Principles of Global Marketing TBD Online: 100% (No Face-to-Face) Online 100%: Asynchronous 01/16/2024 - 03/09/2024
MKTG 367 Principles of Global Marketing TBD Online: 100% (No Face-to-Face) Online 100%: Asynchronous 01/16/2024 - 03/09/2024
MKTG 367 Principles of Global Marketing TBD Online: 100% (No Face-to-Face) Online 100%: Asynchronous 03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
MKTG 367 Principles of Global Marketing TBD Online: 100% (No Face-to-Face) Online 100%: Asynchronous 03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
POLS 260 Introduction to Comparative Politics Alesha Porisky Monday/Wednesday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 228 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
POLS 381 Regional Security Aarjen Glas Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. TBA 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
SOCI 361  Race and Ethnicity  Julia Gutierrez Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Stevens Building 170B 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
SOCI 379  Collective Behavior and Social Movements Laura Heideman Tuesday/Thursday 2 - 3:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 204 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
SOCI 395 Contemporary Topics in Sociology Marlon Millner Monday/Wednesday 2 - 3:15 p.m. DuSable Hall 310 01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Please check the NIU Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information.

Contact Us

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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