U.S. Latina/o Studies Minor

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of American Studies
1328 Tawes
Phone: 301-405-1354

Program Director: Nancy Mirabal, Ph.D.

The minor, which requires a total of 15 credits, is intended for students who wish to develop a specialization in U.S. Latina/o Studies alongside their degree pursuits. It is advantageous for students engaged in work with U.S. Latina/o communities in a variety of professions and academic fields including American studies, history, literature, education, non-profits, urban studies and planning, health care, social services, business, government, and public policy, among others.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to http://arhu.umd.edu/academics/undergraduate-studies/minors/.

Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses
USLT201U.S. Latina/o Studies I: An Historical Overview to the 1960's3
USLT202US Latina/o Studies II: A Contemporary Overview 1960's to present3
USLT488US Latina/o Senior Seminar3
Elective Courses
Two 3xx or 4xx level courses 16
Total Credits15

The elective courses will come from two of the following categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, and Education. For these electives, students can choose USLT498 Special Topics in U.S. Latina/o Studies and from a list of pre-approved courses offered through other departments or programs. Elective courses will explore the historical, cultural, political, economic, and sociological dimensions of U.S. Latina/o experiences. These courses will be approved by the faculty advisory committee. Additional courses that include comparative U.S. Latino content, such as in LASC or GVPT, would be eligible for inclusion in the minor with the approval of the USLT advisor.

No course grade below the grade of "C-" may count toward the minor. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.