Latin American Studies Minor

The Latin American Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary minor offered through the Department of World Languages and Culture Studies in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and Department of History. The minor gives the students the opportunity to study issues and characteristics unique to Latin America.

Students will complete six courses as follows:


Core Courses:

  • Port 105 Beginning Portuguese
  • Span 213 Ideas and Cultures: Latin America
  • Span 215 Latin American Studies

One of the following:

  • PoSc 233 Latin American Politics
  • PoSc 265 Latino Politics in the U.S.
  • Hist 376 History of Latin America

One of the following:

  • Span 305 Introduction to Literature
  • Span 310 Topics in Latin American Literature
  • Any literature/film course on Latin America

One of the following:

  • PoSc 197 Politics of the New Democracy; Brazil*
  • Hum 197 Ethics of Globalization in Costa Rica*
  • Any study abroad experience in Latin America

* – May Term course.