The Latin American studies minor consists of 18 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level. No more than six credits can be earned within the same discipline.

Students must complete a minimum of three credits of Spanish or Portuguese at the advanced level (300 or above).

Note: Language placement test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.

Students choose from the following courses to complete the minor:

Course Title Hours
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:3
Topics in Portuguese 1
Latin American Civilization I
Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S.
Survey of Latin American Literature
Latino Writers in the U.S.
Civilization of Latin America II
Literary Genres 1
Hispanic Culture Through Literature
Topics in Spanish 1
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:3
South American Ethnography
Rethinking a Continent: Latin America
Topics in Anthropology 1
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:3
Survey of Latin American History
Survey of Latin American History
Topics in History 1
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:3
Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture
Colonial Art and Architecture of Latin America
Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture of Latin America
ARTH 450
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation 1
Topics in International Studies 1
Latin American Governments and Politics
Senior Capstone Seminar
Topics in Religious Studies 1
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Select an additional six credits from the courses listed above6
Total Hours18
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When appropriate: Always check first with the SWS Advising Office before enrolling in these courses.