The Latino and Latin American Studies minor integrates interdisciplinary course work to advance students' understandings of diverse Latino and Latin American experiences, cultures and concerns. The 18-credit-hour minor complements many majors.
College policy requires half of the credit hours in a minor to be taken at SUNY Cortland. Students must complete a minor with a 2.0 or higher grade point average in order for the minor to be recorded in their official transcript.
A. Core Courses: 9 credit hours
Core courses in social sciences focus on Latinos and/or Latin America and advance students’ understanding of key historical and/or current issues, including in the realms of ideology, culture, social issues, and political economy.
B. Comparative/conceptual courses: 6 credit hours
Comparative/conceptual courses provide a framework for understanding issues of globalization, development, and culture and identity relevant to Latino and Latin American experiences.
C. Electives: 3 credit hours
Electives, many of them foundational courses, prepare students for course work in the above categories by introducing them to various disciplinary approaches to key issues, or enhance Spanish language skills important for advanced understanding of Latin American cultural productions.
Additional Course Choices
The Latino and Latin American Studies coordinator may approve other courses as course substitutions on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the Latino and Latin American Studies Committee. This approval will determine how the course may be applied to any of the listed categories.
Examples of courses for which minors may request Latino and Latin American Studies Committee evaluation:
- Special topics courses in ANT, AAS, ECO, ICC, IST, GRY, HIS, POL, SOC, SPA.
- Study abroad courses (credit hours may vary)