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Latin American Studies Minor

Institute for Global Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The minor requires successful completion of SPAN 1004 or PORT 1104 (or equivalent), plus five 3xxx-5xxx courses (totaling at least 15 credits) related to Latin America. Additional information may be found at
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of Spanish, Portugese.
A maximum of 3 credits may be in directed studies or directed research and courses must be drawn from a minimum of three different departments. All courses must be taken A-F, with a grade of C- or better. The minor program must be approved by the global studies adviser.
Preparatory Courses
Complete either the SPAN or PORT course sequences.
SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1003 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1004 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1014 - Business Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1044 - Intermediate Medical Spanish (5.0 cr)
or PORT 1101 - Beginning Portuguese (5.0 cr)
PORT 1102 - Beginning Portuguese (5.0 cr)
PORT 1103 - Intermediate Portuguese (5.0 cr)
PORT 1104 - Intermediate Portuguese (5.0 cr)
Minor Courses
GEOG 4121W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
Two courses (6 cr) in the humanities related to Latin America as a region or a specific Latin American country, chosen in consultation with a global studies adviser.
One course (3 cr) focusing on any aspect of Latin America, chosen in consultation with a global studies adviser.
HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
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