Minor in Latin American/LatinX Studies

This interdisciplinary minor focuses on the regions and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Latino/Latinx communities in the United States. The minor is offered jointly by the Schools of History and Sociology; Literature, Media, and Communication; Modern Languages and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Through the interdisciplinary study of history, politics, economics, literature, media, and languages of these regions and populations, students engage in comparative studies of societies, values, and local/global issues. 

This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers that can lead directly or indirectly to interactions with social organizations, businesses, and governments of Latin America and the Caribbean or with Latino/LatinX communities and related institutions in the U.S., especially in terms of the critical technological, social, and policy decisions that all those communities face today. 

The minor is open to students of Spanish and Portuguese as well as native and heritage speakers of these languages.

Students wishing to pursue this minor should declare the minor by filling out the minor change form with the Student Advisor in Modern Languages.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Modern Language Minor Information

General Requirements

  • All minors have to complete 15 credits with at least 9 credits of 3000/4000-level coursework.
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis and a grade of C or better must be received in each course.
  • 3 of the 5 classes must be SPAN courses, and the remaining 2 courses could be in Portuguese or from History and Sociology, International Affairs, or Literature, Media, and Communication.  
  • Additionally, with the approval of the minor advisor, a student may count one course with significant LAT content toward the minor from outside the list of approved courses, from outside the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, or from another university.
  • No more than three hours of special topic courses can be counted for the minor.
  • Special Topics courses must be approved by the minor advisor and have significant LAT content.


Select a minimum of 9 hours (or, all 15 hours) from the following list: 1
SPAN 3050Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 3064Medical Spanish3
SPAN 3070Latin American Music3
SPAN 3200Globalization in Latin America3
SPAN 3235Latin America Today3
SPAN 3260Identity in Hispanic American Literature3
SPAN 3300Satire & Media in the Americas3
SPAN 3500Science Fiction in Latin America3
SPAN 3693Science and Technology in the Hispanic World3
SPAN 3813Special Topics (If taught with LAT content)3
SPAN 4061Spanish for Science and Technology I: Fundamentals (If taught with LAT content)3
SPAN 4150Learning in the Hispanic Community3
SPAN 4160U.S. Spanish: Language and Cultures3
SPAN 4165Bilingualism in the Spanish Speaking World3
SPAN 4220Nation and Narration in Latin America3
SPAN 4237Food, Power, and Sustainability in Latin America3
SPAN 4244Visual Culture and Social Agenda in Latin America3
SPAN 4251Hispanic Community Internship3
SPAN 4270Span Sociolinguistics3
SPAN 4350Ibero-American Cities3
SPAN 4360Covering Arts & Latin(o) American Culture in the U.S.3
SPAN 4401Globalization and Migration3
SPAN 4405Latin American Documentaries3
SPAN 4410Media and Power in Latin America3
SPAN 4454Latin America through Film3
SPAN 4460Hispanic Digital Cultures3
SPAN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar3
SPAN 4813Special Topics (If taught with LAT content)3
A maximum of six credits from the following list of courses may also count toward the minor:
HTS 2051Colonial Latin America and the World3
HTS 2053Modern Latin American History3
HTS 3069Modern Cuba3
INTA 2241Government, Politics and Society of Latin America3
INTA 3020Contemporary Mexico3
INTA 3241Latin American Politics3
INTA 3242Soccer and Global Politics3
INTA 3243US - Latin American Relations3
INTA 4240Argentine Politics, History, and Culture3
INTA 4340Latin American Regional Economic and Political Integration3
LMC 3210Ethnicity in American Culture3
ML 2500Think Globally, Act Locally: An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies 23
PORT 1001Elementary Portuguese I3
PORT 1002Elementary Portuguese II3
PORT 1501Heritage Portuguese I3
PORT 2001Intermediate Portuguese I3
PORT 2002Intermediate Portuguese II3
PORT 2501Heritage Portuguese II3