Latin American Studies

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR PROGRAM

This is a multidisciplinary program that includes courses in History, Economics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, Psychology, English, Environmental Studies, and Fine Arts. The program provides students with the awareness of and sensitivity to Latin American culture, economic development, and institutional structures necessary to be effective practitioners of a variety of disciplines: international management, marketing, accounting and world trade, law and diplomacy, nursing, speech therapy and clinical psychologists planning to work with a U.S. Latino clientele, and postgraduate work in Latin American History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Languages, Environmental Science and Economics.

Required Courses: 18

Credits

Foundation Courses  
Required: Three courses (9)—must include at least one course from each of Groups A and B below.

9

Group A

 

SPA

263 Spanish for Native Speakers

(3)

SPA

280 Intensive Review of Spanish

(3)

SPA

283 Intermediate Spanish Conversation

(3)

SPA

284 Intermediate Spanish Composition

(3)

Group B

 

HIS 

133 Latin America: The Colonial Era

(3)

HIS

134 Modern Latin America

(3)

HIS

231 Latin America: A Century of Social Changeand Revolution

(3)

ANT

296H  The Traditional and Modern Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean

(3)

LAS

101 The Other “ America”: Introduction to Latin American Studies****

(6)

Advanced Courses  
Required: Three courses (9)—must include at least one course from each of Groups C and D below

9

Students are strongly encouraged to take either HIS 243 or LAS 201 Urban Internship as a capstone experience.

 

Group C

 

SPA

311 Introduction to Latin American Culture

(3)

SPA 319 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I*

(3)

SPA 320 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II**

(3)

SPA 321 The Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

(3)

SPA 323 Modern Latin American Prose

(3)

SPA 344 The Short Story and Essay in Spanish America

(3)

SPA 345 Latin American Theater

(3)

SPA 347 The Culture of Mexico

(3)

SPA 313A Field Study in Latin American Culture

(3)

SPA

154V Latin American Cinema

(3)

SPA

154Q Negotiating Borders: Latino Film of the United States

(3)

SPA

346 Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

(3)

LAS 150 Modern Latin American Divas: Female Social, Political and Cultural Leadership in the Republican Era****

(6)

Group D  
HIS 234 Brazilian Civilization

(3)

LAS 250 History and Environmental Policy: The Case of the South American Rain Forest***

(6)

ART 296Q Latin American Art

(3)

LAS 201 Latin America, the Caribbean and the World***

(6)

LAS 230 “So Far from God, So NEar to Uncle Sam”: Mexico in History and Literature*****

(6)

ECO 359 Political Economy of Developing Nations

(3)

ANT

296K Latino Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

(3)

PSY

296A Psychology of Ethnic Minorities: The Latino Experience

(3)

* May be used to meet certificate requirement only if SPA 320 is not also used.  
** May be used to meet certificate requirement only if SPA 319 is not also used.  
*** Counts as two Group D courses.  
**** Counts as one GroupBC and one Group C course.  

***** Counts as one Group C and one Group D course.

 

Total credits

 18