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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, except for SPAN; a total of nine credits of SPAN course work may be count toward the minor.

Students must complete a minimum of three credits of Spanish 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 18 credits from the following, with a maximum of only six credits per discipline:18
South American Ethnography
Rethinking a Continent: Latin America
Topics in Anthropology 1
Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture
Colonial Art and Architecture of Latin America
Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture of Latin America
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation 1
Survey of Latin American History
Survey of Latin American History
History of Central America
History of Mexico
History of Brazil
History of the Andes to 1800
History of the Andes From 1800
Caribbean History to 1838
Caribbean History Since 1838
Topics in History 1
Studies in Latin American History: ____
Topics in International Studies 1
Latin American Governments and Politics
Topics in Portuguese
Religions in Latin America
Topics in Religious Studies 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
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Total Hours18

When appropriate; check attributes or discuss with School of World Studies Advising before enrolling in these courses.