LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Professor: Kingery (Coordinator)
Associate Professor: Adams (Coordinator)

The minor in Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary in nature and combines the study of humanities and social sciences with the study of language and experience in the region. It provides opportunities for growth in oral communication while also developing the skills of research, writing, and critical thinking, which are central to a well-rounded liberal arts education.

This minor offers coursework from the following programs: anthropology, archaeology, history, political science, and Spanish. The minor requires successful completion in three areas: (1) core courses; (2) four courses from a selected list; (3) at least 4 weeks of approved international experience(s) in Latin America.

1. TWO Core Courses. Students are free to take additional core courses as electives, but a course may not count as both a core course and an elective.

  • SPAN 221 Spanish Conversation and Review
  • HIST 221 Latin America - or - ANTH 230 Anthropology of Latin America

2. FOUR courses from the following list, with courses from at least three different prefixes.

  • ANTH 229 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 230 Anthropology of Latin America
  • ANTH/ARCH courses (when Latin America specific)*
  • ANTH 320 Special Topics (when Latin America specific)*
  • HIST 221 Latin America
  • HIST 329 Empires and Resistance
  • HIST 349 Special Topics (when Latin America specific)*
  • HIST courses (when Latin America specific)*
  • PSCI 241 Politics of Developing Countries
  • PSCI 242 Human Rights
  • PSCI 0257 Globalization in the Developing World: A Case Study of the Dominican Republic
  • SPAN 222 Spanish Composition and Review
  • SPAN 311 Hispanic Culture (when Latin America specific)*
  • SPAN 321 Special Topics (when Latin America specific)*
  • SPAN 426 Special Topics (when Latin America specific)*

*coordinator approval required

3. At least four weeks of approved international experience(s) in Latin America. The experience(s) may be credit bearing or non-credit bearing.