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
- 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 3050||Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature||3|
|SPAN 3064||Medical Spanish||3|
|SPAN 3070||Latin American Music||3|
|SPAN 3200||Globalization in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 3235||Latin America Today||3|
|SPAN 3260||Identity in Hispanic American Literature||3|
|SPAN 3300||Satire & Media in the Americas||3|
|SPAN 3500||Science Fiction in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 3693||Science and Technology in the Hispanic World||3|
|SPAN 3813||Special Topics (If taught with LAT content)||3|
|SPAN 4061||Spanish for Science and Technology I: Fundamentals (If taught with LAT content)||3|
|SPAN 4150||Learning in the Hispanic Community||3|
|SPAN 4160||U.S. Spanish: Language and Cultures||3|
|SPAN 4165||Bilingualism in the Spanish Speaking World||3|
|SPAN 4220||Nation and Narration in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 4237||Food, Power, and Sustainability in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 4244||Visual Culture and Social Agenda in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 4251||Hispanic Community Internship||3|
|SPAN 4270||Span Sociolinguistics||3|
|SPAN 4350||Ibero-American Cities||3|
|SPAN 4360||Covering Arts & Latin(o) American Culture in the U.S.||3|
|SPAN 4401||Globalization and Migration||3|
|SPAN 4405||Latin American Documentaries||3|
|SPAN 4410||Media and Power in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 4454||Latin America through Film||3|
|SPAN 4460||Hispanic Digital Cultures||3|
|SPAN 4500||Advanced Intercultural Seminar||3|
|SPAN 4813||Special 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 2051||Colonial Latin America and the World||3|
|HTS 2053||Modern Latin American History||3|
|HTS 3069||Modern Cuba||3|
|INTA 2241||Government, Politics and Society of Latin America||3|
|INTA 3020||Contemporary Mexico||3|
|INTA 3241||Latin American Politics||3|
|INTA 3242||Soccer and Global Politics||3|
|INTA 3243||US - Latin American Relations||3|
|INTA 4240||Argentine Politics, History, and Culture||3|
|INTA 4340||Latin American Regional Economic and Political Integration||3|
|LMC 3210||Ethnicity in American Culture||3|
|ML 2500||Think Globally, Act Locally: An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies 2||3|
|PORT 1001||Elementary Portuguese I||3|
|PORT 1002||Elementary Portuguese II||3|
|PORT 1501||Heritage Portuguese I||3|
|PORT 2001||Intermediate Portuguese I||3|
|PORT 2002||Intermediate Portuguese II||3|
|PORT 2501||Heritage Portuguese II||3|
Additional SPAN courses with a Latin American and/or LatinX Studies focus may also count with approval from the LAT minor advisor, the ADUS, or the DUS. Additionally, 3XXX- and 4XXX-level Portuguese (PORT) courses with a focus on Brazil may also count with approval from the LAT minor advisor, the ADUS, or the DUS.
When offered as Introduction to LatinX Studies