The minor in Latin American Studies provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of Latin America and to sharpen their research, critical thinking, and written and oral skills. It will also assist students to live and work successfully in multicultural settings. It can provide an appropriate background for careers in business, journalism, government, teaching, or the nonprofit sector, or for graduate studies in one of the humanities or social sciences.
Program: Students will complete fifteen credit hours of undergraduate coursework that introduces them to the history, culture, language, and literature. Students are required to have on file a plan of study approved by one of the faculty in the Latin American Studies program. Students planning to complete the Latin American Studies Minor should enroll in Spanish to fulfill the language component of their general education degree requirement (three semesters).
With the advice and approval of a faculty member in the Latin American Studies minor, students develop a plan of study that is required to include a minimum of fifteen credit hours of study selected from among courses at the sophomore, junior and senior level (20000, 30000 or 40000 level courses). Appropriate graduate courses (50000 level) taken for undergraduate credit, may also be used to fulfill degree requirements. Any deviations from the approved program of study must be approved in writing by a faculty member in the Latin American Studies minor. Existing or new courses may be included in the Latin American Studies plan of study only if the content of the course is directed at the study of Latin American history, culture, language, or literature.