Latin American and Latino Studies (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Latin American and Latino Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Program: Latin American and Latino Studies 
Academic Plan Code(s): LSLAMINOR

Program Requirements

LALS 310Introduction to Latin American Studies 3
LALS 311Introduction to Latino Studies 3
LALS 400Latin American and Latino Studies Internship 3
Spanish or Portuguese course at the 200 level or above3
Select one course in a Humanities area from the following:3
Selected Topics in Art History 1
Mexican Art and Architecture
Special Topics 1
Pan-African Art: Form and Content
Minority Traditions in American Literature
Women and Global Literature
Studies in Post-Colonial and/or Ethnic Literature
Women's Personal Narratives
Honors Seminar in Humanities 1
African-American Religion
Culture of Iberia-Latin America
Native American Cultures
Selected Topics 1
Exploring Latin America
Panamanian Culture
Special Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Latin American Literature
Special Topics
Cultures of Latin America
Special Topics in Spanish Culture, Literature and Linguistics 1
Foundations of Latin American Nations and Identities
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Latin America
Special Topics in Spanish Culture, Literature and Linguistics 1
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Latin American Literature: Colonial Period through 19th Century
Contemporary Spanish-American Theatre
Spanish-American Poetry
Spanish-American Narrative
Hispanic Culture through Film and Media
Special Topics 1
Cultural Diversity in Performance
Theatre of the African World
Special Topics in Theatre
Select one course in Social Sciences from the following:3
The Anthropology of Latin America
Globalizing Inequalities
Anthropology of Refugees
Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Advanced Intercultural Communication
Special Topics in Communication Studies 1
Urbanism in the Global South: Cities and Space
Studies in History
Colonial Latin America
Latin America, 1820 to Present
Women in Latin American History
Advanced Studies in History
The History of Mexico: Pre-Columbian to the Present
Honors Seminar in Humanities 1
Honors Seminar in Social Sciences 1
Social Sciences Special Topics in Latino Studies
Social Science Special Topics in Latin American Studies
Global Marketing
Introduction to Caribbean Studies
Survey of Brazilian Music
Survey of American Diversity
Language, Protest and Identity
Slave Trade and Slavery
African Languages in the Diaspora
African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America
Faces of Global Poverty
History of the Caribbean
The Black Atlantic
Advanced Topics in Afro-American and African Studies
Slave Trade and Slavery in the African World
The History and Popular Culture of the African Diaspora
Black Women's Voices
Language, Race, Class and Gender
Pan-African Art: Form and Content
Race, Law and Politics
International Relations
International Organization
International Law
Politics of European Integration and Foreign Policy
Comparative Political Development in Latin America
Latin America in the World
Law, Diplomacy and Power: The Foreign Relations of the U.S.
Topics in International Relations
International Negotiation
Women in Developing Countries
Race in the United States
Diversity and Inequality
Faces of Global Poverty
Social Inequality & Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Women in Latin American History
Faces of Global Poverty
Community Internship
Women's Personal Narratives
Women in Developing Countries
Topics in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Humanities
Elective with a substantial Latin American content 23
Minimum Total Hours21

Course substitutions must be approved by the Director of Latin American and Latino Studies program.

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.


Special Topics Courses – content varies by semester.  Subject to advisor approval.


The electives may be fulfilled by taking additional c0urses one of the courses listed above.