Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies

Program:
Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies
Program Code:
7745 Chicano/Latino Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15


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 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.  The minor draws on research, teaching, and community service among Chicanas/os and U.S. Latinas/os that:
  1. Focuses intensively on the histories of different racial and cultural sub–groups of Latinos.
  2. Draws larger theoretical lessons from comparisons among these groups and between non–Latino populations.
  3. Seeks to articulate general principles that shape racial and ethnic relations.
  4. Explores how ethnic identity is constructed and reconstructed over time.
  5. Develops methodologies and principles which empower students to enhance leadership and human relations within diverse communities of peoples and conditions.
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. Three of the following courses focusing on Chicano/Latino content (9 credits):
ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
GSAH 230 Values, Experience, and Difference in Global Contexts 3
HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America 3
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
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 499 Social Issues and Change in Contemporary Society (W) 3
SPN 350 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature (W) 3
SPN 412 Topics in Hispanic Culture 3
SPN 491 Special Topics in Spanish 3
The following courses must have at least one-fourth of the content focus specifically on Chicanas/os and U.S. Latinas/os in the United States:  GSAH 230, SOC 215 and 499, SPN 412, or 491. Both HST 383 and HST 384 may not be used to fulfill this requirement. This requirement may be fulfilled by other courses with a Chicano/Latino focus, if approved in advance by the Director of Chicano/Latino Studies. The courses must deal with ethnicity, race, gender, and inequality. To qualify for inclusion, at least one-fourth of the content of the course must focus specifically on Chicano/Latinos in the United States.
3. One of the following three options (3 credits):
a. A supervised internship (CLS 493) relevant to Chicano/Latino studies with a public or private agency or organization.  To satisfy this option, the student must complete one course of at least 3 credits approved in advance by the Director for Chicano/Latino Studies.
b. Directed study abroad relevant to Chicano/Latino Studies. To satisfy this option, the student must complete one course of at least 3 credits approved in advance by the Director  for Chicano/Latino Studies.
c. A research experience relevant to Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS 490).  To satisfy this option, the student must complete one course of at least 3 credits approved in advance by the Director for Chicano/Latino Studies.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Chicano/Latino Studies, MNUN (7745)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: FS15

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 - Elective
Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Elective: 3 courses from ENG351, HDFS442, HST327, PLS304, SPN350, SPN472, HST383, HST384
Conditions:
No more than 1 course from HST383, HST384 in Requirement(s) 2

Requirement 3: Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Practicum
Minor - Chicano/Latino Studies - Practicum: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
3 credits from a supervised internship relevant to Latino studies with a public or private agency or organization. See academic advisor
3 credits from a directed study abroad relevant to Latino studies.
3 credits from a research experience relevant to Latino studies.

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.