The Latin American Studies minor offers students the opportunity to undertake the comparative study of the political, cultural, and economic traditions and contemporary realities of Latin American and Caribbean countries and peoples, drawing from such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, history, language, literature, and political science. It consists of a minimum of nineteen credit hours (five to six courses) from the designated Latin American studies courses listed on the Latin American Studies department page, including the senior capstone experience, with at least two 300-level courses and with no more than two courses in a single discipline or the student’s major. Up to four credit hours of Spanish, French, or Portuguese language at the 208 level or above may count toward the minor, as well as pre-approved courses taken abroad. One course may be “Partial Latin American Content.” Each student’s program will be approved by the Coordinator of Latin American studies, who serves as advisor to all minors.
This interdisciplinary minor emphasizes use of language skills in different disciplines, and requires that students demonstrate above intermediate competency in at least one regional language and complete one Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) course, ensuring the ability to consider sources of knowledge produced in the region. Competency may be demonstrated either by demonstrating intermediate competency by taking a test offered by the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department or successfully completing a foreign languages and literatures course at the 208 level or above.
The minor includes the following:
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS
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