Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies

Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies
Program Code:
7745 Chicano/Latino Studies
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
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Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies

The Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies, which is administered by the College of Social Science, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University.  Although the minor complements a number of major fields, students who plan graduate study related to the arts and humanities or social sciences or who wish to pursue careers in education, social work, government or businesses that serve mixed ethnic communities may find the minor particularly appealing.  With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

The Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies is designed to help students to understand the multicultural dimensions of society; to gain a knowledge of Chicano/Latino scholarship and scholars; and to apply that knowledge to the study of Chicano/Latino communities and life. 

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the Director of Chicano/Latino Studies.

Requirements for the Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies

The student must complete a total of 15 credits including:

1. The following course (3 credits):
CLS 201 Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies 3
2. Complete three courses from the following (9 credits):
a. At least one course from the College of Social Science:
CLS 490 Independent Study in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
CLS 493 Internship in Chicano/Latino Studies 1 to 6
HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
HST 383 The Caribbean 3
HST 384 Modern Mexico 3
PLS 304 Minority Politics 3
PLS 392 Special Topics in Political Science 1 to 4
SSC 399 Service Learning and Civic Engagement: Theory and Practice 1 to 6
b. At least one course from outside the College of Social Science:
ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
FLM 211 Documentary History and Theory 3
FLM 460 Seminar in Digital Film and Emergent Media (W) 3
GSAH 230 Values, Experience, and Difference in Global Contexts 3
SPN 320 Cultural Readings and Composition (W) 3
SPN 350 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature (W) 3
SPN 412 Topics in Hispanic Cultures 3
SPN 491 Special Topics in Spanish 3
TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
Chicano/Latino Studies 490 and 493 may only be counted once towards the minor. Students enrolling in Film Studies 460, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities 230, Political Science 392, Spanish 491, Social Science 399, or Teacher Education 250 must have its content approved by the Director of the Chicano/Latino Studies program.
3. The following capstone course (3 credits):
CLS 492 Chicano and Latino Studies: Research, Theory and Practice 3

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Chicano/Latino Studies, MNUN (7745)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: SS19

Requirement 1: Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies: 1 course from CLS201

Requirement 2: Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Required Selections
Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Required Selections: A total 3 courses
At least 1 course from CLS490, CLS493, HST327, HST383, HST384, PLS304, PLS392, SSC399
At least 1 course from ENG351, FLM211, FLM460, GSAH230, SPN320, SPN350, SPN412, SPN491, TE250

Requirement 3: Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Capstone
Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Capstone: 1 course from CLS492

Requirement 4
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.