Skip to main content.

Latina/Latino Studies Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 16.0101 Foreign Languages and Literatures, General)

Department of Africana and American Studies

1010 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4680

Shaun Irlam

Associated Subjects

Completing the Latina/Latino Studies Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Total required credit hours for the minor is 18 (6 courses).

Academic Advice

Complete and submit the application form for a minor in Latina/Latino Studies to the Department of Transnational Studies.

No more than two courses, used to satisfy the requirements of another major/minor, can be used to also satisfy the requirements of a minor in Latina/Latino studies.

The courses listed are not offered in all semesters. Courses with appropriate content may be substituted with permission of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please see the class schedule for specific course offerings in a given semester.

Transfer Credit Policy

The director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Transnational Studies, who is a member of the department's full time teaching faculty, is available to meet with students throughout the semester. As we cannot provide advisement through emails, please contact the department's undergraduate studies secretary to find out the director's office hours. Students interested in a Minor in the Polish Studies program are encouraged to speak with the director to discuss their interests in the program, as well as to plan course sequencing to meet all criteria. NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements for the American Studies degree is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services.

Prerequisite Courses

LLS 204 Introduction to Puerto Rican Culture

Required Courses


Choose one from any of these courses:

  • APY 283 Peasant Societies and Cultures
  • GGS 347 Women in Latin America
  • LLS 200 Black Roots in Spanish American Literature
  • LLS 204 Introduction to Puerto Rican Culture
  • LLS 208 Twentieth-Century Puerto Rican Literature
  • SPA 241 Spanish for Bilinguals


Choose four from any of these courses:

  • APY 331 Archaeology of the New World
  • GGS 205 Women in Developing Countries
  • GGS 315 Cross-Cultural Study of Women (with a Latina/Latino component)
  • HIS 322 Latin America: Culture and History
  • HIS 414 Cuban Revolution
  • HMN 321 Youth Culture in Latin America
  • HMN 453 Mexican American Anthology
  • LLS 301 Ethnicity and the Puerto Rican Experience¬†
  • LLS 303 Mainland Puerto Rican Experiences
  • LLS 307 History of Ideas in Puerto Rico
  • LLS 308 Black Presence in Latin America
  • LLS 325 Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religion
  • LLS 401 Seminar in Puerto Rican Studies
  • LLS 402 Puerto Rican Literature
  • LLS 404 Havana: City and Culture
  • PHI 356 Latino-Hispanic Thought
  • SPA 320 Contemporary Spanish American Literature
  • SPA 328 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
  • SPA 330 Spanish American Themes
  • SPA 360 Spanish American Literature in Translation
  • SPA 416 Spanish American Theatre
  • SPA 449 Special Topics I (with a Latina/Latino component)
  • TH 411 Theatre Workshop (with a Latina/Latino component)

*Courses with appropriate content may be substituted with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Latina/Latino Studies Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Aug 02, 2021 11:30:14