Latin American Studies Minor Program

This is a multidisciplinary program that includes courses in History, Economics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, Psychology, English, Environmental Studies, and Fine Arts. The program provides students with the awareness of and sensitivity to Latin American culture, economic development, and institutional structures necessary to be effective practitioners of a variety of disciplines: international management, marketing, accounting and world trade, law and diplomacy, nursing, speech therapy and clinical psychologists planning to work with a U.S. Latino clientele, and postgraduate work in Latin American History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Languages, Environmental Science and Economics.

Requirements - Required Courses: (18 Credits)

Foundation Courses

Required: Three courses (9)—must include at least one course from each of Groups A and B below: (9)

Group A
SPA 263Spanish for Native Speakers

3 credits

SPA 280Intensive Review of Spanish

3 credits

SPA 283Intermediate Spanish Conversation

3 credits

SPA 284Intermediate Spanish Composition

3 credits

Group B
HIS 133Latin America: The Colonial Era

3 credits

HIS 134Modern Latin America

3 credits

HIS 231Latin America: Century of Social Change and Revolution

3 credits

ANT 296HTraditional and Modern Cultures of Latin America

3 credits

LAS 101The Other "America": Introduction to Latin American Studies

6 credits

LAS 101: Counts as one Group BC and one Group C course.

Advanced Courses

Required: Three courses (9)—must include at least one course from each of Groups C and D below: (9)

Students are strongly encouraged to take either HIS 243 or LAS 201 Urban Internship as a capstone experience.

Group C
SPA 311Introduction to Latin American Culture

3 credits

SPA 319Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I

3 credits

SPA 320Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature II: Dictatorships

3 credits

SPA 321Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

3 credits

SPA 323Modern Latin American Prose

3 credits

SPA 344The Short Story and Essay in Spanish America

3 credits

SPA 345Latin American Theatre

3 credits

SPA 347The Culture of Mexico

3 credits

SPA 313AField Study in Latin American Culture

3 credits

SPA 154VLatin American Cinema

3 credits

SPA 154QNegotiating Borders: Latino Film of the United States

3 credits

SPA 346Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

3 credits

LAS 150Modern Latin American Divas: Female Political, Social and Cultural Leadership in the Republican Era

6 credits

SPA 319: May be used to meet certificate requirement only if SPA 320 is not also used.

SPA 320: May be used to meet certificate requirement only if SPA 319 is not also used.

LAS 150: Counts as one GroupBC and one Group C course.

Group D
HIS 234South American Colossus: The History of Modern Brazil

3 credits

LAS 250History and Environmental Policy: The Case of the South American Rain Forest

3 credits

ART 296QLatin American Art

3 credits

LAS 201Latin America: The Caribbean and the World

6 credits

LAS 230"So Far from God; So Close to Uncle Sam:" Modern Mexico in History and Literature

6 credits

ECO 359Political Economy of Developing Nations

3 credits

ANT 296KTopic: Latino Families in Cross Cultural Perspectives

3 credits

PSY 296APsychology of Ethnic Minorities: The Latino Experience

3 credits

LAS 250, LAS 201: Counts as two Group D courses.

LAS 230: Counts as one Group C and one Group D course.

Total Credit Hours: 18

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