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The minor in Latin American and Border Studies is structured to serve as a complement for the widest possible variety of major fields and thus prepare students for careers in business, industry, government, education, public service, research, law, and health, as well as the demands of citizenship in a complex, inter-related world. The minor includes courses that are broadly integrated and problem-based as well as those that are more narrowly focused. It is envisioned as a means for integrating the specialized majors with a cross-disciplinary and international context.

The 18-hour minor in LABS can be combined with any major. It includes the following requirements:

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
LABS 3300The Americas3
Minor Electives:
Select twelve hours in courses of Latin American, or Border content, with at least six being upper-division:12
Border Image in Mexican Film
Chicano Studies: Societal Issu
Chicana/o Literature
History of Texas since 1821
Hist Immigration/Ethnicity US
The Spanish Borderlands
South America Since 1810
History of Mexico to 1900
The Border
Topics Lat Amer/Border Stud
Latin American Thought
Ethnicity & Race In Amer Pol
Latin American Politics
Southwestern Border Politics
Latinos In Amer Political Syst
The Politics of Mexico
US-Latin American Relations
Confluence Mex & Chicano Lit
Spanish American Civilization
Spanish or Portuguese:3
Interm Spanish Two Non-Nat Spk
Spanish for Spanish Spkrs Two
Intermediate Portuguese II
Total Hours18