The Latin American Studies Minor consists of six courses.
Minors must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese. This may be achieved by taking the Department Placement Test or successfully completing the language sequence through the 202 level.
One course in this minor may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Study abroad is strongly encouraged.
|Foundational Courses (Take 1)|
|Lat Am 101 Latin America: Society and Culture|
|Lat Am 100 Native Peoples of South America|
|Lat Am 103 Foundations of Latin American Studies|
|Lat Am 105 Pre-Conquest States in the New World|
|Intermediate Courses (Take 2)|
|Lat Am 205 Latin American Film|
|Lat Am G 210 Food, Culture, and Society in Latin America|
|Lat Am 270 Human Rights in Latin America|
|Lat Am 290 Central America: Society and Culture|
|Span 261 Modern Latin American Literature in Translation|
|Span 265 Latin America: Literature and Revolution|
|Advanced Courses (Take 3)|
|Lat Am 300 Spanish Conquest in North and South America: 1492-1600|
|Lat Am 301 Hispanics in Urban America|
|Lat Am 302 Puerto Rico: Modernity, Cultural Identity and Politics|
|Lat Am 303 Reform and Revolution in Latin America|
|Lat Am 305 The Caribbean: Culture and Society|
|Span 320 Varieties of Spanish in the Americas (Taught in Spanish)|
|Lat Am 340 Latin America in the Age of Globalization|
|Lat Am 350 Latin American Popular Cultures|
|Lat Am 360 Language and Power in Latin America|
|Span 361 Spanish-American Civilization (Taught in Spanish)|
|Lat Am/Port L 375 Brazilian Civilization|
Students are encouraged to take 400-level course to substitute for one of the three required courses at the 300 level.
|Lat Am 454/Span 454 L Argentina (Taught in Spanish)|
|Span 468 The Caribbean: Cultural Identity and Intellectual History (Taught in Spanish)|
|Lat Am 480 Seminar in Latin American Studies|
|Lat Am 481 Capstone Seminar|
|Lat Am 485 Special Topics|
Electives Outside of Department
A maximum of one course may be taken from the following list of courses offered by other departments in the College of Liberal Arts. An elective taken outside the department can only replace a course at the same level offered within the department. These courses are approved for credit toward this minor because they focus entirely on the societies and cultures of Latin America. Students must receive prior approval from the Chair of the Hispanic Studies Department in order for the courses to count toward the minor.
|Lat Am/Hist L 155 Latin America Before 1800|
|Lat Am/Hist L 156 Latin America since 1800|
|Anth 273 People and Cultures of Mesoamerica|
|Anth 274 People and Cultures of the Caribbean|
|Lat Am/Anth L 336 Ancient Mesoamerica|
|Lat Am/ Anth L 338 Ancient Peru|
|Econ 338 Latin American Economy|
|PolSci 371 Latin American Politics|
|PolSci 372 Central American Politics|