Latin American & Caribbean Area Studies

Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)

Spanish Language*
SPA-200, 201Spanish III, IV3-6
Gateway Course
SPA-311Latin-American/Latino Culture3
Area-specific Courses**
Four or five courses from at least three disciplines and no more than two courses from any one discipline.
12–15
BHP-206Politics and Literary Form 
BHP-325Literature and Political Realities: From Dictatorships to Democracy in Latin America 
CBA-316Undergraduate Nature's Business: Business, Geology and Biology in Panama 
GND-310Special Topics: The Latina Voice 
HIS-282Colonial Latin America 
HIS-283Modern Latin America 
HIS-284Caribbean History 
IND-210Global Encounters: A Cultural Experience by Travel in Peru 
LIT-340Hispanic Literature and Film in English Translation 
MUS-308World Music 
POL-272Politics of Latin America 
SOC-341Developing Societies 
SPA-301Spanish for Business 
SPA-325Introduction to Latin American/Latino Literature 
SPA-412Hispanic Theater and Film 
SPA-413The Hispanic Short Story: Transatlantic Connections 
SPA/LAC-420From Colonies to Nations - The Forging of Latin American Identity 
SPA-426Latin-American/Latino Film and Fiction 
SPA-496Special Studies: Latin-American Colonial Literature 

** Students who place out of SPA-200 must take SPA-201 and one additional Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level. Students who place out of SPA-200 and SPA-201 must complete one Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level.

** Spanish majors and minors may only take one area-specific course from their major or minor program.

Student Abroad or domestic experience within a Spanish linguistic context or business environment – study, service-learning or internships – may meet some of the requirements upon consultation with the student’s advisor. Students must take at least one course in the Latin-American and Caribbean Area Studies Minor upon completion of Study Abroad or a domestic experience as described above.

Independent Research and Study courses and Baccalaureate Honors courses may be substituted in consultation with the Area Studies Program director.


Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.