Minor Requirements

Language Requirement

Required Course (3 credits)

Electives (15 credits)

Restricted Electives (3 credits)

Minor Requirement Sheet

Minor Requirements

Latin American Studies requires a minimum of two years (16 credits or four semesters) of

  • Introductory Spanish (SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020) or
  • Introductory Portuguese (PORT 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020) or
  • the completion of a competency exam
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Required Course
Introduction to Latin America is an interdisciplinary course examining geography, culture, history, literature, music, society, politics, and economics.

  • LATS 2200 Introduction to Latin America
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Students must select five courses from the following list. The courses need to be from at least two different disciplines.

  • ANTH 3130 Peoples of Latin America
  • ANTH/SOC 5130/6130 Ethnographic Field School
  • GEOG 4200 Regional Geography: Latin America
  • HIST 3620 History of Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 3630 History of Modern Latin America
  • HIST 3640 History of Social Movements in Latin America
  • HIST 3650 Caribbean History
  • HIST 3660 History of Mexico
  • POLS 3270 Latin American Government and Politics
  • POLS 4450 United States and Latin America
  • PORT 3570 Brazilian Culture and Civilization
  • PORT 3630 Survey of Brazilian Literature
  • PORT 3800 Portuguese III Study Abroad
  • SPAN 3510 Business Spanish
  • SPAN 3570 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 3620 Survey of Latin American Literature I
  • SPAN 3630 Survey of Latin American Literature II
  • SPAN 3800 Spanish III Study Abroad
  • SPAN 4800 Hispanic Culture and Civilization--Study Abroad
  • SPAN 4910 Topics of Latin American Literature

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Restricted Electives
Students may select one course from the following list to count toward their total elective credits.

  • ENGL 3300 Period Studies in Latin American Literature:
    The Mexican Revolution and its Aftermath in the United States
  • ENGL 5300 Literature and Gender: Chicana Literature
  • HIST 3670 Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • HIST 4630 The History of Mexican Americans
  • SOC 4730 Women in International Development
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