Latin American Studies Minor

Minor in Latin American Studies

The minor in Latin American Studies provides students a solid foundation in the histories and cultures of Latin American countries. By combining coursework from a variety of disciplines, students will gain a broad-based understanding of Latin America from the perspective of history, society, politics, language, literature, business, environment, and culture. The minor in Latin American Studies is an excellent complement to traditional majors in both the humanities and business, and provides a substantial foundation for such professional careers as international business, law, teaching, social work, nursing, criminal justice, and government service. It is also excellent preparation for graduate study in such disciplines as business, international management, law, and the humanities.

All students pursuing the minor in Latin American Studies are required to complete 18 semester credit hours. At least nine of the 18 hours must be taken outside the student’s major.

All students pursuing the minor in Latin American Studies must complete Introductory Spanish (SP 101), Introductory Spanish (SP 102), Intermediate Spanish (SP 201)Intermediate Spanish (SP 202), or the equivalent. Students already prepared to enter Intermediate Spanish (SP 201) and Intermediate Spanish (SP 202) should take the CLEP examination to receive credit for Introductory Spanish (SP 101) and Introductory Spanish (SP 102).

Study abroad in a Latin American country is highly recommended.

Required Courses
FL 204Introduction to Latin American Studies3
or FL 204H Introduction to Latin American Studies (Honors)
GE 305Geography of Latin America3
HI 347Latin American History Since 18243
SP 352Latin American Civilization3
Elective Courses
Select six semester credit hours from the following:6
Cross-Cultural Interaction
History of the Caribbean
International Business
International Business
Commercial Spanish
Advanced Commercial Spanish
Survey of Latin American Literature I
Total Hours18