Latin American Studies Minor

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 18 credit hours. Because LASP is an interdisciplinary program, we encourage students to take LASP courses offered in the academic disciplines of history, political science, anthropology, geography, literature and languages, and additional areas as they are offered. Coursework in at least two disciplines is required for the minor. Students pursuing the minor in Latin American Studies are required to select Spanish or Portuguese as their language of study, and they must complete at least one 3-hour course at the 200-level in that language. The 200-level course (or equivalent demonstration of language proficiency) is considered a prerequisite for the minor and will not count as part of the 18 hours. Examples of courses offered regularly that could be taken by students minoring in LASP are listed below. In addition to these, there are often Special Topics courses appearing on the course schedule as sections of LASP 398.

Suggested Courses

Course Title Credits
LASP 311Latin American Cultures3
LASP 322Mesoamerican Prehistory3
LASP 331Geography of Latin America3
LASP 342Modern Latin America3
LASP 351Politics and Governments of Latin America3
LASP 361Spanish American Civilization3
LASP 371Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America3
LASP 451International Relations of Latin America3

Note: Courses pertinent to Latin American Studies but not listed as LASP courses may be approved for credit in the minor, if appropriate, by the LASP Director.