Latin American Studies Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Latin American Studies

Eighteen semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
Latin American Studies Core
LAS 2301An Introduction to Latin American Studies3
LAS 4350Latin American Studies Seminar 13
Twelve semester hours from the following (no more than 6 hours per department)12
Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Brazil since 1808
The Mexican Revolution and Its Legacies
Special Studies in Latin American Studies 3
Advanced Reading and Research in Latin American Studies 3
Traditional Music and Culture in Latin America
Exploring Brazilian Pop Culture 5
Governments and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of Mexico
World Christianity 2
Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Latin American Literature from Conquest through Independence 5
Modern Latin American Literature 5
Latin American Short Story 5
Contemporary Spanish American Theater 5
The Spanish-American Novel 5
Latin American Poetry 5
Required Courses in Other Fields
SPA 1301Elementary Spanish3
or POR 1301 Elementary Portuguese
SPA 1302Elementary Spanish3
or POR 1302 Elementary Portuguese
SPA 2310Intermediate Spanish3
or POR 2310 Intermediate Portuguese
Total Hours27

May be taken more than once since its contents varies.


With focus on Latin America


Only for LAS majors or minors from catalog up to 2023-2024.


Course is offered in English. Does not count to fulfill foreign language requirement.


If taking a SPA literature course, SPA 3305 is a prerequisite.