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Latino and Latin American Studies

The Latino/Hispanic Studies Minor offers courses in the historical and cultural development of Hispanic/Latin American people through the study of language, literature, art (visual and performing), and social institutions. By studying the ethnic experiences of the Latino/Hispanic population in the Americas, students will understand the multicultural complexities of the United States and Latin America and note and the significance of their contributions to society.

 
8 courses required
 
LANGUAGE:
Choose 2 courses from the list: 
          
SPANISH I: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
SPANISH II: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
SPANISH III: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
SPANISH IV: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
         

STUDENTS WHO ARE PROFICIENT BEYOND SPANISH IV MAY TAKE TWO COURSES IN THE OTHER TWO AREAS. STUDENTS WHO ARE NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH MUST ENROLL IN SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS.
 
FOR INFORMATION about the PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION, PLEASE CONTACT Regina Wellner, X7891, rwellner@colum.edu



ART AND LITERATURE:
Choose 3 courses from the list:
 
ART OF MEXICO: OLMECS TO THE PRESENT

MEXICAN CULTURE AND THE ARTS (TAUGHT ON-SITE IN MEXICO)

STUDIES IN NATIONAL CINEMA: LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

LATIN AMERICAN ART, LITERATURE, & MUSIC

LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE ARTS

REVOLUTION & ART: Revolution & Art: Latin America

INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LATINO POERTY 

U.S. LATINO LITERATURE

PUERTO RICAN CULTURE:  NEGOTIATION& RESISTANCE

AFRO-LATIN & CARIBBEAN: US MUSICAL CROSSCURRENTS

Latin American Music: History & Culture

Caribbean Art, Literature & Music

 


HISTORY AND SOCIETY:
Choose 3 courses from the list:

HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN: TO 1800

History of the Caribbean: Since 1800

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY:  TO 1800

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY: SINCE 1800

HISTORY OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA

HISPANICS IN U.S. HISTORY

 
 
NOT ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER.  PLEASE CONSULT OASIS’S COURSE SCHEDULE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Wilfredo Cruz, X7533, wcruz@colum.edu