The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies offers a basic understanding of the peoples and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, their history and contemporary economic, social, and political problems, and the region’s relations with the United States.
The minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work selected from at least three disciplines distributed from the courses below:
- LLAS 2011W, 2012, 2293, 2995, 3293, 3998, 3999, 4212, 4994W ;
- ANTH/LLAS 3021, ANTH/LLAS 3029; ANTH 3041/LLAS 3241; ANTH 3042, 3150; ANTH/AFRA 3152; ANTH/LLAS/HRTS 3327;
- ARTH 3630/W, 3640/W, 3645/W;
- ECON/LLAS 2474;
- GEOG 4710;
- HIST 2621; HIST/URBN 2650; HIST/LLAS/AFRA 3618, HIST/LLAS/AFRA 3619/W, HIST/AFRA 3620; HIST/LLAS/AFRA/WGSS 3622; HIST 3643; HIST 4994W; HIST/AFRA 3206; HIST/LLAS/AFRA 3208; HIST/LLAS 3607; HIST/LLAS 3608W, HIST/LLAS 3609, HIST/LLAS 3635, HIST/LLAS 3660W;
- POLS 3218, 3235, 3237; POLS/LLAS 3667; POLS 3834/LLAS 3271;
- SPAN 3201, 3205, 3207, 3214, 3233, 3234, 3250, 3251, 3254, 3260, 3266, 3267W; SPAN/LLAS 3265.
With approval of the minor advisor, appropriate sections of 3293 courses taken through Education Abroad may count towards the minor. Appropriate sections of special or variable topic courses, including AFRA 3898, ANTH 3098, HIST 3098, HRTS 3298, POLS 2998, SPAN 3298, and WGSS 3998 may also count towards the minor with advisor consent.
(Credits do not apply to minor’s 15 credit minimum) Students may demonstrate elementary proficiency in a Latin American language in one of the following ways:
- One 2000-level or above language course
- Pass equivalent language exam administered by the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
- Requirement waived for native speakers
Students minoring in Latin American Studies should also consider participating in an Education Abroad program in Latin America or the Caribbean. Courses taken abroad may be counted toward the minor if they are equivalents of the courses listed above.
The minor is offered by El Instituto: Latino/a, Caribbean and Latin American Studies Institute. For information, contact Anne Gebelein or call 860-486-5508.