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Latin American Studies




Latin American Studies minor worksheet

The minor consists of five courses as described below. Those interested should consult the coordinator and/or participating faculty to design their program.

Language competence

Language competence at the advanced level of Portuguese or Spanish (for Spanish, the equivalent would be passing HISP 220).

Additional courses

Five courses selected from at least three of the five disciplines listed below. At least one of the five courses must be at the 300 level or higher.


ANTH 235 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 245 Indigenous Movements of Latin America


ARTH 255 Art and Ritual of the Ancient Americas

Hispanic Studies

HISP 270 Studies in Latin American Culture: Cuba and the Pursuit of Freedom
HISP 280 The Hispanic World: Introduction to Latin American Culture
HISP 300 Spanish Practicum Internship

Special courses are also offered occasionally on women writers from Latin America and other topics.


HIST 216 Caribbean Worlds
HIST 217 Mundo Brasileiro
HIST 219 Norte y Sur: Modern Spanish America
HIST 220 Latinos in the U.S.
HIST 339 Slavery in the Americas


MUSC 212 World Music: Africa and the Americas

MUSC 223 Music of South America and Mexico
MUSC 224 Music of the Caribbean Basin: A Continent of Islands

Political Science

POLS 233 The Politics of Latin America
POLS 273 Inter-American Relations
POLS 333 Popular Movements and Religious Sentiment in the Americas


SOC 285 Latino Community

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