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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
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
- Social work
- Foreign service
- 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