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Cultural literacy for a globalized world

SFA’s minor in Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines diverse academic disciplines. Bridging sociology, geography, history, the arts, language and politics, our minor program gives you a multifaceted perspective on Latin American culture and its importance in the rest of the world. 

The study of Latin America is an exciting intellectual adventure that will give you critical insight into this rich and diverse region. Our minor program explores Latin America’s culture, politics and role in the contemporary world.

A competitive edge for future careers 

Your minor in Latin American studies gives you a wide range of career options both in the U.S. and abroad. The growing Latino population in the U.S. has created a pressing need for educated professionals with a knowledge of the region to work in education, social services, community organizing, the arts, journalism, public relations, travel, business and many other fields. 

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

The minor in Latin American studies  

Course requirements for the Latin American studies minor are:

  • Spanish courses through SPA 232 with grade C or higher (SPA 235 may be substituted for SPA 232)
  • LAS 300: Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • LAS 450 or LAS 475 (capstone class)
  • A total of 12 hours of specified elective courses from the following:
    • ANT 231: Cultural Anthropology
    • ANT 382: Area Studies in Anthropology
    • ANT 477: Special Topics in Anthropology
    • ART 488: Mexican Art
    • DAN 200: Special Topics in Dance
    • ENG 405: Topics in Comparative World Literature
    • GEO 375: Topics in Geography
    • GEO 450: Area Studies
    • HIS 313: Topics in World History 
    • HIS 331: History of Latin America, Ancient to 1830
    • HIS 332: History of Latin America, 1830-Present
    • HIS 333: History of Mexico
    • HIS 416: Studies in World History 
    • PSC 304: Major Foreign Governments
    • SPA 250: Intermediate Study Abroad for Spanish Students
    • SPA 304: Intro to Hispanic Literature
    • SPA 330: History of Latin American Culture
    • SPA 350: Advanced Study Abroad for Spanish Students
    • SPA 409: Hispanic Culture and Literature in the United States
    • SPA 433: Special Studies in Language and Linguistics
    • SPA 435: Studies in Latin America

For more information on Latin American studies course offerings, please visit the General Bulletin


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