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Minor Curriculum

This cross disciplinary minor helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinos in the U.S. All minors must attain proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or French at or above the intermediate level (SPAN/PORT/FR 232 or equivalent). In addition to the language requirement, the minor consists of 18 approved credit hours. Across those 18 credits, students must select courses in at least three different disciplines. Participants in the minor are encouraged to explore the possibility of studying in a Latin American or Caribbean country for a semester or summer session. See the website for changes in required courses.

Courses

Credit Hours

Complete two courses from among the following:

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ANTH 265. Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean

           

GEOG 337. Geography of Latin America

           

HUM 252. Cross Cultural Perspectives: Latin American Cultures1

           

POSC 350. Latin American Politics

           

SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization

           

Complete four additional courses from among the following:

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ANTH 265. Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean

           

ANTH 325. Aztec, Maya and Their Predecessors

           

ANTH 364. U.S./Latin American Borders

           

ANTH 391. Study Abroad2

           

ANTH 395. Special Topics in Anthropology2

           

ANTH/HIST 436. Afro–Latin America

           

ANTH 490. Special Studies in Anthropology2

           

ARTH 484. Art of the Americas

           

ECON 270. International Economics

           

ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems

           

ECON 365. Economic Development

           

ECON 372. International Finance and Payments

           

ECON 490. Special Studies in Economics2

           

ENG 434. Latin American Literature in Translation

           

ENG 439. Major Authors of Literature in Spanish in Translation

           

GEOG 337. Geography of Latin America

           

GEOG 490. Senior Project II2

           

HUM 252. Cross Cultural Perspectives: Latin American Cultures

           

HIST 341. Selected Themes in World History2

           

HIST 391. Travel Studies Seminar2

           

HIST 395. History Seminar2

           

HIST 399. Special Studies in History2

           

HIST 437. Latin America and Latin Americans through Film: Focus on the Twentieth Century

           

HIST 444. Revolution and Social Change in Latin America

           

HIST 445. Latin America and the United States

           

HIST 447. South America

           

HIST 448. Gender in Colonial Latin America

           

HIST 489. Selected Topics in World History2

           

POSC 350. Latin American Politics

           

POSC 371. Topics in Comparative Politics2

           

POSC 397. The Politics of International Economic Relations

           

REL 380. Contemporary Theologies

           

REL 450. Religion and Society

           

SOCI 391. Study Abroad2

           

SOCI 490. Special Studies in Sociology2

           

SPAN 300. Spanish Grammar and Communication

           

SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization

           

SPAN 320. Spanish Oral and Written Communication

           

SPAN 330. Business Spanish

           

SPAN 385. Latin American Drama and Short Stories

           

SPAN 395. Latin American Poetry of the 20th Century

           

SPAN 408. Aspects of Latin American Civilization

           

SPAN 415. The Spanish–American Novel

           

SPAN 446. Special Topics in Spanish Literature

           

SPAN 465. Cinema and Literature

           

SPAN 490. Special Topics in Spanish

           


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1 HUM 252 is typically offered in several sections each semester; many of these sections do not focus on Latin America. Students must take the version focused on Latin America for HUM 252 to count as part of the Latin American studies minor. HUM 252 counts as a history course unless taught by faculty from another discipline.

2 This is a special topics or special studies course. It may count for the minor, but only if it deals with Latin America or the Caribbean. Contact the coordinator for approval.