Macchu Picchu, Wikimedia Commons.
Latin America is one of the most dynamic regions of the world, encompassing Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Minor in Latin American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the political, cultural, historical, economical and societal processes and systems of this region. Considering its multidisciplinary nature, the minor draws on courses from different disciplines like History, Anthropology, Political Sciences, Modern Languages and Art History among many others.
All students pursuing a minor In Latin American Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours. In order to promote a multidisciplinary education, COLFA students must take at least 6 credit hours outside their major. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in Spanish language courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, participate in an International Education program (or study abroad) Latin America, and take advantage of a variety of internship opportunities.
Students must choose 18 semester credit hours from the following courses. Students must take 6 of these credit hours outside of their major.
In addition to the courses outlined below, study abroad programs and courses taken as a part of an international education program in Latin America also qualify for the minor.
Classes from other colleges that have Latin American content may be substituted for any of the elective courses outline above up to a maximum of 9 credits.**
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