Latin-American Studies

The Latin American studies minor, which is open to all students, helps you understand the cultural, economic, religious and social forces that have shaped Latin Americans’ experiences. With cross-cultural knowledge, you’re equipped to understand and effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds. You study abroad for a semester as part of the minor requirements.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • HIS 205: Non-Western Civilization: Latin America - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 322: Latin America Civilization and Culture - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 332: Modern Latin American History - 3 hrs.
    or HIS 335: Modern Mexico - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ECO 351: Economic Development - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 334: Non-Western History: Social - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 405: Independent Reading in History - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 406: Individual Study in History - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 452: Area Studies Research Seminar - 3 hrs.
  • IB 400: Topics in International Business - 3 hrs.
  • IS 275: Political Economy of the Developing World - 3 hrs.
  • IS 322: Latin America in the International System - 3 hrs.
  • IS 323: Problems in Latin American Development - 3 hrs.
  • IS 475: Contemporary Issues in International Studies - 3 hrs.
  • IS 490: Directed Study and Travel Abroad - 3 hrs.
  • IS 499: Research in International Relations - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 316: Topics in Hispanic Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 342: Survey of Hispanic-American Literature I - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 343: Survey of Hispanic American Literature II - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 490: Topics in Hispanic Language or Literature - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 492: Practicum in Spanish - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 495: Independent Study - 3 hrs.