Minors in American Culture

American Culture offers a general minor in addition to minors from our Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies units. The American Culture minor gives skills, information, and techniques from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. Students engage comparative ethnic studies, history, literature, film/media studies, religion, music, art, digital technologies, women's studies, folklore, sexuality studies, and ethnography. Our curriculum allows students a better understanding of the nation's diversity and the U.S.'s role in a global context. We explore what it has meant — and continues to mean — to claim to be an "American." The department also offers a minor in Digital Studies. 

Appointments with the respective advisor can be scheduled online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduate/advising

Latina/o Studies Minor

A minor in Latina/o American Studies is not open to students with a Latina/o Studies major or any minor in the Department of American Culture. 

The minor in Latina/o Studies is intended for students who wish to develop a coherent understanding of the contributions of the Latina/o presence in American culture, history, and society. The minor supplements majors in traditional humanities and social science disciplines by providing content knowledge of Latina/o communities. The minor will also benefit students pursuing degrees in the professional world in areas such as public health, social work, business, and pre-law thus better preparing them for work in their chosen field.

Prerequisites to the Minor 

LATINOAM 213 / AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. (must be taken for a letter grade)

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits (must be taken for letter grade), chosen from the following categories as stated: 

  1. Latina/o Studies Core. At least two courses chosen from any of the following:
    • LATINOAM 315 / AMCULT 315 / HISTORY 377. History of Latinos in the United States.
    • LATINOAM 327 / AMCULT 327 / ENGLISH 387 / SPANISH 327. Latino/Latina Literature of the United States
    • LATINOAM 381 / AMCULT 381 / SAC 381. Latinas/Latinos and the Media
    • LATINOAM 243 / AMCULT 243 / WOMENSTD 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the United States
  2. Latina/o Studies Electives: Three courses (minimum of 9 credits), at least one of which must be at the 400 level. Only one course below the 300-level (including a first-year seminar on Latina/o Studies topic) may be used to satisfy this requirement. 

Courses that a student did not use in Requirement 1 can be used to satisfy the elective requirement. 

Students may elect a comparative ethnic studies course that includes a Latina/o component. 

 

Latina/o Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2013) +

Effective Fall 2012-Fall 2013

 A minor in Latina/o Studies is not open to students with any  minor in the Department in American Culture.

The minor in Latina/o Studies is intended for students who wish to develop a coherent understanding of the contributions of the Latina/o presence in American culture, history, and society. The minor supplements majors in traditional humanities and social science disciplines by providing content knowledge of Latina/o communities. The minor will also benefit students pursuing degrees in the professional world in areas such as public health, social work, business, and pre-law thus better preparing them for work in their chosen field.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Latina/o Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergrad/.

Academic Minor in Latina/o Studies:

Prerequisite (must be taken for a letter grade):

AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. (4 cr)

 

Requirements (must be taken for letter grade):

  1. Two courses may be chosen from any of the following:
    • AMCULT 315/HISTORY 377. History of Latinos in the United States. (4 cr)
    • AMCULT 327/ENGLISH 387/SPANISH 327. Latino/Latina Literature of the United States (3 cr)
    • AMCULT 381/SAC 381. Latinas/Latinos and the Media (3 cr)
    • AMCULT 243/ WOMENSTD 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the United States (3 cr)
  2. Electives: Three courses (min 9 cr) of elective courses on Latina/o Studies, at least one of which must be at the 400 level. One course below the 300-level (including a freshman seminar on Latina/o studies topic) may be used to fulfill this requirement. Courses that a student did not use in Requirement 1, can be used to fulfill electives. Students may elect a comparative ethnic studies course that includes a Latina/o component.

Latina/o Studies Minor (Fall 2005-Summer 2012) +

Effective Fall 2005-Summer 2012

 An academic minor in Latina/o Studies is not open to students with any concentration or academic minor in the Program in American Culture.

The academic minor in Latina/o Studies is intended for students who wish to develop a coherent understanding of the contributions of the Latina/o presence in American culture, history, and society. The academic minor supplements concentrations in traditional humanities and social science disciplines by providing content knowledge of Latina/o communities. The academic minor will also benefit students pursuing degrees in the professional world in areas such as public health, social work, business, and pre-law thus better preparing them for work in their chosen field.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Latina/o Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergrad/.

Academic Minor in Latina/o Studies:

Prerequisite (must be taken for a letter grade):

AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. (4 cr)

 

Requirements (must be taken for letter grade):

  1. Two courses may be chosen from any of the following:
    • AMCULT 315/HISTORY 377. History of Latinos in the United States. (4 cr)
    • AMCULT 327/ENGLISH 387/SPANISH 327. Latino/Latina Literature of the United States (3 cr)
    • AMCULT 381/SAC 381. Latinas/Latinos and the Media (3 cr)
    • AMCULT 243/ WOMENSTD 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the United States (3 cr)
  2. Electives: Three courses (min 9 cr) of elective courses on Latina/o Studies, at least one of which must be at the 400 level. One course below the 300-level (including a freshman seminar on Latina/o studies topic) may be used to fulfill this requirement. Courses that a student did not use in Requirement 1, can be used to fulfill electives. Students may elect a comparative ethnic studies course that includes a Latina/o component.


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