Latino Media Arts and Studies Minor

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Latino Media Arts and Studies Minor

Learn about the growing national and global population and force of Latina/o/xs and film, television, new media, journalism, advertising, public relations, and popular culture.

18

Hours of Coursework

9

Hours Outside of your Major

About the Minor

The minor is part of the Moody College's Latino Media Arts and Studies (L-MAS) Program. L-MAS supports the minor, sponsors an annual speaker series, and offers other programming and resources for students and Latina/o/x media studies scholars.

The Latino Media Arts and Studies minor is open to all undergraduate students following the 2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022 and 2022-2024 catalogs.

  • The Latino Media Arts and Studies minor requires a total of 18 hours of coursework.
  • Nine hours of coursework must come from outside of major requirements. Only 9 hours of overlap between the major and minor courses is allowed for this minor.
  • Nine hours of coursework must be taken at upper division level.
  • Nine hours of coursework must be taken in residence.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade, unless the course is only offered on the pass/fail basis. Only courses with a grade of C- or better will be counted towards the minor.

Click on tab for the specific catalog year associated with your major. Only courses listed on your specific catalog will count towards your minor.

NOTE: You can find your catalog in the Profile section at the bottom of the IDA Audit Request page.

For students under the 2022-2024 catalog 

Students pursuing the Latino Media Arts and Studies minor under the 2022-2024 catalog are responsible for the following requirements:

Six hours of required coursework:
RTF 306 Introduction to World Cinema History
or RTF 307 Media and Society
RTF 323C Screening Race

or RTF 335.2

Television Analysis and Criticism (Topic 2: Race, Class, and Gender in American Television)

or RTF 359S.8

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 8: Latina/os and U.S. Media)
Six hours of upper-division coursework:

ADV 334

International Advertising

J 328S

Reporting en Español

J 334F

Oral History as Journalism

J 334N

Oral History in Multimedia Storytelling

J 341J

Minorities and the Media

J 347F

Reporting Latin America

J 351G

Introduction to Global Media

J 354F

Journalism and Press Freedom in Latin America

J 354L

Mapping Latino Culture in East Austin

J 356R

Race and Digital Media Cultures

RTF 322D

Film History 1960 to Present

RTF 335.2

Television Analysis and Criticism (Topic 2: Race, Class, and Gender in American Television)

RTF 342.7

Topics in Global Media (Topic 7: Global Media Systems)

RTF 342S.1

Topics in Global Media (Topic 1: Global Hollywood)

RTF 345.3

Studies in Film History (Topic 3: History of Mexican Cinema)

RTF 359S.8

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 8: Latina/os and U.S. Media)

RTF 359S.9

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 9: Latina Feminisms and Media)

RTF 359S.14

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 14: Latino Images in Film)

RTF 359S.17

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 17: Chicana/o Cinema)

RTF 359S.18

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 18: Latina Filmmakers in the United States)

RTF 365.8

Topics in Media and Society (Topic 8: Migration and Media)

RTF 365.15

Topics in Media and Society (Topic 15: Latinx Media, Arts, and Activism)

RTF 366K.4

Introductory Production (Topic 4: East Austin Stories)
Six additional hours of upper- or lower-division coursework in the Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies or in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

In addition to specific course requirements, students must also fulfill the hour totals for overall, in residence, and upper division coursework as well as meet the grade minimums in each minor course.

Under specific circumstances, the minor faculty committee may consider course substitutions for minor course requirements. Approval of any petition is not a guarantee.

Students must meet with the Moody Minors Advisor to discuss a petition.

For students under the 2020-2022 catalog

Students pursuing the Latino Media Arts & Studies minor under the 2020-2022 catalog are responsible for the following requirements:

Six hours of required coursework:

RTF 306

Introduction to World Cinema History1

   or RTF 307

Media and Society

RTF 323C

Screening Race

   or RTF 335.2 Race, Class, and Gender in American Television
   or RTF 359S.8 Latina/o and U.S. Media

Six hours of upper-division coursework from the following: 

ADV 334

International Advertising

J 328S

Reporting en Español

J 334F

Oral History as Journalism

J 334N

Oral History in Multimedia Storytelling

J 341J

Minorities and the Media

J 347F

Reporting Latin America

J 351G Introduction to Global Media

J 354F

Journalism and Press Freedom in Latin America

J 354L Mapping Latino Culture in East Austin
J 356R Race and Digital Media Cultures

RTF 322D

Film History 1960 to Present

RTF 335.2

Television Analysis and Criticism (Topic 2: Race, Class and Gender in American Television)

RTF 342.7

Topics in Global Media (Topic 7: Global Media Systems)

RTF 342S.1

Topics in Global Media (Topic 1: Global Hollywood)

RTF 345.3

Studies in Film History (Topic 3: History of Mexican Cinema)

RTF 359S.8

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 8: Latina/os and U.S. Media)

RTF 359S.9

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 9: Latina Feminisms and Media)

RTF 359S.14

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 14: Latino Images in Film)

RTF 365.8

Topics in Media and Society (Topic 8: Migration and Media)

RTF 365.13

Topics in Media and Society (Topic 13: Activist Media)

RTF 366K.4

Introductory Production (Topic 4: East Austin Stories)

Six additional hours of upper- or lower-division coursework in the Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies or in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

RTF 306 should be taken by non-RTF majors and RTF 307 should be taken by RTF majors.

In addition to specific course requirements, students must also fulfill the hour totals for overall, in residence, and upper division coursework as well as meet the grade minimums for each minor course.

Under specific circumstances, the minor faculty committee may consider course substitutions for minor course requirements. Approval of any petition is not a guarantee.

Students must meet with the Moody Minors Advisor to discuss a petition.

For students under the 2018-2020 catalog

Students pursuing the US Latino and Latin American Media Studies Minor under the 2018-2020 catalog are responsible for the following requirements:

Six hours of required coursework:

RTF 306

Introduction to World Cinema History1

   or RTF 307

Media and Society

RTF 323C

Screening Race

Six hours of upper-division coursework from the following: 

ADV 334

International Advertising

J 328S

Reporting en Español

J 334F

Oral History as Journalism

J 334N

Oral History in Multimedia Storytelling

J 341J

Minorities and the Media

J 347F

Reporting Latin America

J 354F

Journalism and Press Freedom in Latin America

RTF 322D

Film History 1960 to Present

RTF 324C

Introduction to Global Media

RTF 335.2

Television Analysis and Criticism (Topic 2: Race, Class and Gender in American Television)

RTF 342.7

Topics in Global Media (Topic 7: Global Media Systems)

RTF 342S.1

Topics in Global Media (Topic 1: Global Hollywood)

RTF 345.3

Studies in Film History (Topic 3: History of Mexican Cinema)

RTF 359.7

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 7: Race and Digital Media Culture)

RTF 359S.8

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 8: Latina/os and U.S. Media)

RTF 359S.9

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 9: Latina Feminisms and Media)

RTF 359S.12

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 12: Gender and Fan Culture)

RTF 359S.13

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 13: Latin American Television)

RTF 359S.14

Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 14: Latino Images in Film)

RTF 365.8

Topics in Media and Society (Topic 8: Migration and Media)

RTF 365.12

Topics in Media and Society (Topic 12: Mapping Latino Culture in East Austin)

RTF 366K.4

Introductory Production (Topic 4: East Austin Stories)

Six additional hours of upper or lower division elective coursework in Latin American Studies or Mexican American and Latino/a Studies.

1 RTF 306 should be taken by non-RTF majors and RTF 307 should be taken by RTF majors.

In addition to specific course requirements, students must also fulfill the hour totals for overall, in residence, and upper division coursework as well as meet the grade minimums for each minor course.

Under specific circumstances, the minor faculty committee may consider course substitutions for minor course requirements. Approval of any petition is not a guarantee.

Students must meet with the Moody Minors Advisor to discuss a petition.

For students under the 2016-2018 catalog

Students pursuing the US Latino and Latin American Media Studies Minor under the 2016-2018 catalog are responsible for the following requirements:

Six hours of required coursework:
RTF 307 Media and Society
RTF 323C Screening Race
Six hours of coursework from the following:
ADV 334 International Advertising
J 334F Oral History as Journalism
J 341J Minorities and the Media
J 347F Reporting Latin America
J 354F Journalism and Press Freedom in Latin America
J 367E Journalism in Latin America
RTF 359S.7 Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 7: Mixed Race and U.S. Film and Media)
RTF 359S.8 Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 8: Latina/os and U.S. Media)
RTF 359S.9 Studies in Media and Culture (Topic 9: Latina Feminisms and Media)
RTF 365.5 Topics in Media and Society (Topic 5: Latin American Media)
RTF 365.6 Topics in Media and Society (Topic 6: Latinos and Media)
RTF 366K.4 Introductory Production (Topic 4: East Austin Stories)
Six additional hours of upper or lower division coursework in Latin American Studies or Mexican American and Latino/a Studies.

In addition to specific course requirements, students must also fulfill the hour totals for overall, in residence, and upper division coursework as well as meet the grade minimums for each minor course.

Under specific circumstances, the minor faculty committee may consider course substitutions for minor course requirements. Approval of any petition is not a guarantee.

Students must meet with the Moody Minors Advisor to discuss a petition.

General Minor Eligibility

All undergraduate students under the 2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022 and 2022-2024 catalogs are eligible to apply to the Latino Media Arts & Studies minor (a.k.a. US Latino and Latin American Media Studies) minor.

A student's major college may have additional criteria that they must meet in order to pursue a minor. Prior to applying, students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in their own major to discuss how the minor fits into their degree plan.

Moody Student Eligibility

Moody students have additional criteria for pursuing a minor credential.

  • Moody students may only pursue one minor/certificate credential.
  • Moody students following the 2020-2022 and earlier catalogs must apply for their minor before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.
  • Moody students following the 2022-2024 catalog must apply for their minor before they have completed 75% of their degree requirements.

Moody students should contact their advisor if they have questions about these policies.

  1. Visit this site
  2. Select "COM Communication" for Field of Study
  3. Click "Continue"
  4. Select the appropriate minor title based on catalog eligibility
    1. 2016-2018 and 2018-2020 catalogs: "US LATINO and LATIN AMERICAN MEDIA STUDIES (MNCCOM03)"
    2. 2020-2022 and 2022-2024 catalogs: "LATINO MEDIA ARTS AND STUDIES (MNCCOM08)"
  5. Click "Continue"