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Minor in Latin American Studies

Enhance your career prospects through an in-depth knowledge of Latin American languages and culture. A minor in Latin American studies is an excellent option for students who wish to concentrate their work in a specific discipline yet maintain a Latin American focus in their coursework.

The minor in Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides a comprehensive understanding of Latin America through the fields of business, economics, foreign language, history, political science, and sociology.

Students who graduate with a minor in Latin American studies complete 3 required courses and 5 electives for a minimum of 24 credit hours.

Required Courses (3)

  • SPA 201-202 or Intermediate Spanish I-II OR
  • SPA 203-204 Intensive Cultural Spanish III-IV
  • POL 365 Latin American Politics

Electives (Choose 5)

  • HIS 301 Modern Latin America
  • ENG 246 Introduction to Hispanic-American Literature
  • SPA 313 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
  • LAN 305 The Latin American Heritage
  • POL 151 Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • POL 161 Introduction to International Relations
  • SOC 256 Cultural Anthropology
  • POL 495 Study abroad experience in Latin America


Sara Boccardo '14

The Latin American Studies Minor was a vehicle through which I pursued my interest in foreign nations and their corresponding economic and political systems. The program’s interdisciplinary nature provided me with a multidimensional understanding of the rich and vibrant fabric of Latin America.

— Sara Boccardo '14

Career Options

  • Translation
  • Interpretation
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Linguistics
  • Foreign service
  • Immigration
  • Customs

Fast Facts

  • Number of Faculty: 8
  • Emphasis within the major: Language, History, Political Science
  • Student Clubs and Honor Societies: Spanish Club, Political Science and International Studies Club
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