Apr 25, 2024  
2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Minor

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Areas of Study

Cynthia Palmer, (Spanish), Chair
Katherine Holt (History)
Michele Leiby (Political Science)
Matt Mariola (Environmental Studies)
Olivia Navarro-Farr (Anthropology and Archaeology)

Latin American Studies combines a multidisciplinary approach to Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean, Spanish and/or Portuguese language study, and offcampus study to deepen participating students’ knowledge of the area. Contributing courses are not restricted to the region’s geographic limits but also include the experiences of diasporic communities as well as courses that provide a broader theoretical perspective to help students understand Latin Americans’ diverse lived experiences.

This firm grounding in the history, cultures, and languages of Latin America will allow students from any major to bring a wider global perspective to their disciplinary projects.

Minor in Latin American Studies

Consists of six courses:

Special Notes

  • Overseas Study: Students must study abroad in an endorsed program in the region. This may be a summer, semester, or year-long program.
  • Students may take either HIST 21500  or HIST 21600  as a foundational course, although students are encouraged to take both to further their knowledge of regional history.
  • In general, courses from LAST endorsed programs analyzing regional issues will automatically count as elective credit towards the minor.
  • No more than three off-campus courses can be counted toward the minor.
  • Supervised internships, experiential learning opportunities, or research projects awarded credit during the off-campus study term may also be counted towards the LAST minor with approval. 
  • Students may count no more than one Spanish elective in English towards the minor.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the minor.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Areas of Study