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Latin American Studies, Minor

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Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program which involves a variety of fields, including African American studies, anthropology, Spanish and Portuguese language, literature and culture, history, philosophy, and political science.  It also includes substantial training and education in Spanish and/or Portuguese.  Students may either earn a Major (Bachelor of Arts) or a Minor in Latin American Studies. 

Graduates of Latin American Studies (1) pursue graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and law; (2) work for companies and agencies serving the growing Hispanic population of our region; and (3) find careers in the Foreign Service, the military, and other governmental agencies; in non-governmental organizations with an international or cross-cultural orientation; and in international business.

Minor Requirements

A Minor in Latin American Studies consists of 18 credit hours. 

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)

Foreign Language Requirement

Students are expected to demonstrate competency in Portuguese or Spanish by completion of two courses at the 2000-level or above. Additional language training and/or study-abroad is strongly recommended.


Among the credit hours required for the minor, not more than 6 credit hours may be double counted with another major or minor.  This stipulation includes cross-listed courses, regardless of program designation under which the course was taken.  Exceptions may be approved by an advisor upon consultation with the other program or department.  Students exercising this option should be aware that the accuracy of the online degree audit may be affected.

Students may take LTAM 2001 , LTAM 2002 , or LTAM 2003  (Topics in Latin American Studies); or LTAM 3001 , LTAM 3002 , LTAM 3003  (Advanced Topics in Latin American Studies) to help fulfill these requirements.  As the topics of these courses vary, students may repeat them for credit.  An advisor will determine which perspective(s) a given section of LTAM 2001, LTAM 2002, LTAM 2003, LTAM 3001, LTAM 3002, or LTAM 3003 fulfills. With the approval of an advisor, students may also apply up to three credit hours of LTAM 3800  toward these requirements.

Total = 18 Credit Hours

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