Latin American Studies offers you a minor that complements your major and provides a broad perspective on Latin America. Topics of study include, but are not limited to literature, politics, history, society, ecology and the environment. Some courses are grounded in problem solving; others are oriented toward critical thinking.

To satisfy the requirements for the minor in Latin American Studies, students must complete:

  • SPN-201,
  • LAS-470, and
  • at least twelve more credits from the list below, with at least two departments represented.

On occasion, special topics courses are offered that also satisfy the requirements for the minor.

  • ART-260 Art of Pre-Columbian Societies
  • BIO-341 Tropical Ecology
  • BIO-342 Field Studies in Tropical Ecology
  • BIO-424 Biology of the Andes/Galápagos
  • HST-141 Colonial and Revolutionary Latin America
  • HST-142 Modern Latin America
  • HST-233 American Immigration History
  • HST-244 Revolution in Modern Latin America
  • HST-352 Travel Study in Latin America
  • PHL-260 Latin American Philosophy
  • PSC-230 Politics of Latin America
  • PSC-244 Issues in Latin American Politics
  • SPN-210 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN-240 Latin American Civilization
  • SPN-340 Foreign Study in Spanish-American Literature
  • SPN-350 Foreign Studies in Contemporary Spanish-American Culture
  • SPN-361 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
  • SPN-440 Spanish-American Narrative
  • SPN-445 Latin American Women’s Literature
  • SPN-448 Spanish-American Short Story
  • SPN-460 Readings in Spanish-American Literature

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