College of Arts & Sciences

Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies - Minor


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The minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies provides instruction and broad exposure to the societies and cultures of Latin America, as well as Latinx issues in the US and elsewhere.

Preminor Requirements 

LAS 201 - Introduction to Latin America [3 hours]

Minor Requirements 

​Complete 3 credit hours of language instruction in Spanish, Portuguese, or French (at or above the 200 level) or an indigenous language spoken in Latin America. 

Complete 12 credit hours of approved courses across at least three of the following disciplines: anthropology, Hispanic studies, history, Latin American studies, linguistics, geography, political science, sociology, and writing, rhetoric and digital studies. All courses need to have at least 75 percent Latin American, Caribbean or Latino content. Other courses, including independent studies and education abroad courses, may be counted with the approval from the LACLAS Director.

List of approved courses usually taught by affiliate faculty:

ANT 320 - Andean Civilization
ANT 322 - Ancient Mexican Civilizations
ANT 324 - Contemporary Latin American Cultures
ANG 328 - The Ancient Maya
GEO 324 - Geography of Central and South America and the Caribbean
HIS 206 - History of Colonial Latin America, 1492 to 1810
HIS 207 - History of Modern Latin America, 1810 to Present
HIS 208 - History of the Atlantic World
HIS 562 - Modern Mexico
HIS 563 - The History of Women in Latin America
HIS 564 - History of Brazil
LAS 395 - Independent Work in Latin American Studies
PS 428G - Latin American Government and Politics
PS 538 - Conflict and Cooperation in Latin American Relations
*SOC 350 - Topics in Sociology (Subtitle required)
SOC 432 - Race and Ethnic Relations
SPA 314 - Civilization of Spanish America
SPA 322 - Literature, Life and Thought of Spanish America
SPA 332 - Spanish and Latin American Business Environments
SPA 438G - Literature of Social Protest in Spanish America
*SPA 474 - Topics in Hispanic Studies (Subtitle required)

*Course subtitle must focus on Latin American, Caribbean and/or Latino studies.

For more information, consult the Director of Latin American Studies.

Total Hours - 18 hours