Requirements for the Minor


To earn a minor in Latin American studies a student must:
  1. Complete a minimum of 18 semester credits in approved Latin American studies courses (all courses listed below in addition to special offerings) in at least three different disciplines. One of these courses must be MCLG 100H, Introduction to Latin American Studies.
  2. Complete SPNS 101 through 201 (SPAN 101 through 201), or equivalent.
Note: Participation in a study abroad program is highly recommended.

Latin American Studies Core Curriculum

  • MCLG 100H Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 cr.
  • MCLG/LS 358 Latin American Civilization through Literature and Film 3 cr. or SPAN 359 Spanish American Civilization through Literature and Film 3 cr.
  • SPNS 331 (SPAN 312L) Introduction to Latin American Literature 3 cr.
  • SPNS 432 (SPAN 450L) Latin American Literature 3 cr. (R–6)
  • SPNS 494 (SPAN 494) Seminar Variable cr. (R–12) (when topic is related to Latin American literature such as Latin American drama, poetry, novel, short story, Argentinian literature, 19th Century Latin American Literature)
  • HSTR 230H (HIST 286H) Colonial Latin America 3 cr.
  • HSTR 231X (HIST 287H) Modern Latin America 3 cr.
  • HSTR 334 (HIST 385) Latin America: Reform and Revolution 3 cr.
  • HSTR 435 (HIST 485) Latin America: Memories of Politics and Politics of Memory 3 cr.
  • HSTR 436 (HIST 486) Latin America: Workers and Labor History 3 cr.
  • PSCI 325 (PSC 325) Politics of Latin America 3 cr.
  • PSCI 327 (PSC 327) Politics of Mexico 3 cr.
  • PSCI 432 (PSC 430) Inter–American Relations 3 cr.
  • PSCI 463 (PSC 463S) Development Administration (when offered during summer session in Mexico)
  • ARTH 433H/NASX 833H Art of the Ancient Americas 3 cr.
  • ARTH 434/NAS 368 Latin American Art 3 cr.
  • ART 451 Seminar in Art History and Criticism 3 cr. (when topic refers to Latin America)
  • SW 323 Women and Social Action in the Americas 3 cr.
  • ANTH 354 Mesoamerican Prehistory 3 cr.
  • EVST 410 Environmental Justice in Latin America (credits variable)