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 Minor Curriculum

This cross disciplinary minor helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean. All Latin American and Caribbean Studies minors must attain proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or French at or above the intermediate level (SPAN 232/PORT 232/FR 232 or equivalent). In addition to the language requirement, the Latin American and Caribbean studies 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 Web site for changes in required courses.

Courses Credit Hours
Complete two courses from among the following: 6
ANTH 265. Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean  
GEOG 337. Geography of Latin America  
GHUM 252. Cross Cultural Perspectives: Latin American Cultures 1  
POSC 350. Latin American Politics  
SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization  
Complete four additional courses from among the following: 12
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 Abroad 2  
ANTH 395. Special Topics in Anthropology 2  
ANTH/HIST 436. Afro-Latin America  
ANTH 490. Special Studies in Anthropology 2  
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 Economics 2  
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 II 2  
GHUM 252. Cross Cultural Perspectives: Latin American Cultures  
HIST 341. Selected Themes in World History 2  
HIST 391. Travel Studies Seminar 2  
HIST 395. History Seminar 2  
HIST 399. Special Studies in History 2  
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 History 2  
POSC 350. Latin American Politics  
POSC 371. Topics in Comparative Politics 2  
POSC 397. The Politics of International Economic Relations  
REL 380. Contemporary Theologies  
REL 450. Religion and Society  
SOCI 391. Study Abroad 2  
SOCI 490. Special Studies in Sociology 2  
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 Linguistics, Literature or Civilization 2  
SPAN 465. Cinema and Literature  
SPAN 490. Special Topics in Spanish  

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1 GHUM 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 GHUM 252 to count as part of the Latin American studies minor. GHUM 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.