Africana & Latino Studies Minor

This minor not only provides an appreciation of the heritage of Africana & Latino (ALS) peoples, but is a complement to several majors, especially those seeking careers in education, social services, law, and the entertainment industry. Students planning to complete requirements for this minor must make all arrangements with the Africana & Latino Studies Department, Fitzelle 226, (607) 436-3449. *revised Sociology Department course codes effective Fall 2016. Previous course codes in parentheses.


Required Courses 6 s.h.

  • ALS 100 Black and Latino Experience
  • ALS 395 Senior Seminar in Africana and Latino Studies

Selections 12 s.h.

Select two of the following:

  • ALS/PHIL 160 Urban Philosophical Dilemmas
  • ALS 208 African-Americans & Latinos in Film & TV
  • ALS/PHIL 259 Citizen, Democracy, and Identity
  • ALS/PHIL 260 Philosophy of Protest
  • ALS 262 Topics in Racism ALS 273 Race, Gender, Class & Culture
  • ALS/FAMS 361 American Families in Poverty
  • GEOG 238 Sustainability in Developing Countries
  • SOC 242 (SOCL 261) Sociology of Ethnic Relations
  • CRJ 240 (SOCL 279) Race, Crime & Justice
  • WMST 269 Women of Color in US
  • WMST 290 Women, Race & Representation: An Intro
  • WMST 291 Women, Race & Representation: Sexuality

Select two (2) of the following:  

Africana Studies

  • ALS/ANTH 202 People & Culture of Africa
  • ALS/ANTH 203 People & Cultures of the Caribbean
  • ALS 207 Black Drama
  • ALS/ANTH 212 Music of the Caribbean
  • ALS 251 Pan Africanism
  • ALS 266 The African American Experience
  • ALS 278 African Atlantic: Popular Culture
  • ALS 279 Hip-Hop Culture
  • ALS/HIST 104 Intro to African History
  • ALS/HIST 215 History of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
  • ALS/HIST 219 Sexualities in Africa after 1800
  • ALS/HIST 263 African American History I
  • ALS/HIST 264 African American History II
  • ALS/HIST 274 Gender & Power in Africa
  • ALS/HIST 275 South Africa: Race & Resistance Since 1800
  • ALS/HIST 276 History of Slavery
  • ALS/POLS 211 Contemporary Black Social & Political Thought
  • ALS/POLS 265 African Politics
  • ALS/ALIT 250 African American Literature

Africana Studies

  • ALS/WLIT 257 Modern Black Literature
  • ALS/ALIT/WMST 286 African-American Women Writers
  • ALS/ALIT 351 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
  • ALS/WLIT 270 Postcolonial Literature & Culture: Africa MUSC 121 Jazz

Latino Studies

  • ALS 206 Latino Drama: Teatro Campesino
  • ALS 208 African-American & Latinos in Film & TV
  • ALS 252 Latinos on the Move: Immigration
  • ALS 258 Latin American Political Theory
  • ALS/WMST 261 Women of Mixed Race Descent/Mestisaje
  • ALS/POLS 267 Latin American Politics
  • ALS/HIST 271 Colonial Latin America
  • ALS/HIST 272 Modern Latin America
  • ALS/HIST 288 Borderlands: Latinos/as in the US
  • ALS/SPAN 340 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean
  • GEOG 266 Geography of Latin America
  • SPAN 204 Civilizations of Spanish-Speaking World
  • SPAN 310 Spanish & Latin American Film
  • SPAN 313 Survey of Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 323 Literature of Revolutions
  • WLIT 271 Postcolonial Literature & Culture: The Americans

Suggested  Students are encouraged to study a foreign language and/or engage in independent study work (ALS 299).

Total  18 s.h.


Notes:

1. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework

2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with department of minor