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Minor Curriculum

This cross disciplinary minor helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean. 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 Cultures 1

 

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 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

 

HUM 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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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.