Latin American Studies Minor

Maria L. Amado, Department of Sociology & Anthropology

This minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to cultures, history and current issues of the area. An acquaintance with a diverse cultural tradition will broaden students’ perspectives and help them understand and appreciate the achievement of societies with different cultural values and behavioral patterns. In so doing, the program fosters a critical understanding of global interdependence in the 21st century.

Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses). Spanish language courses are not acceptable; however, content courses taught in Spanish are. To provide depth, at least one of the four courses must be at the 300 level or above.

Select four of the following:16
Economic and Social Development: “‘Beneath’ the United States.”
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
SOAN 330
Latin American Politics
SOAN 331Latinx Migration Patterns4
Contemporary Latin America
Culture and Society: Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
Culture and Society: South America
Film, Life and Literature of Latin America
Senior Seminar: Latin America
Total Credits20

Total credit hours required for Latin American studies minor is 16 credits