Advising Handbook 2023-2024 
    Jul 20, 2024  
Advising Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Academic Bulletin

Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies
Program: Minor
Now housed in International Studies

Program Faculty: Professors Reeck (Program Coordinator), Caballero, Haywood, Hernandez, Herrera, Mattiace, Riess

An interdivisional minor examining the religion, politics, history, and language of Latin America and the Caribbean (LACS). The minor includes coursework in Spanish, History, and Political Science. Through this minor, students will acquire an understanding of LACS culture, history, society, and contemporary politics and the ability to critically analyze various issues of a non-Western civilization and its modern transformation. A minimum of 24 credits are required to fulfill the requirements for the minor. When appropriate, Special Topics, FS 201 courses in relevant subjects, and courses taken while abroad may be substituted to bring the total credits to at least 24. All substitutions of alternatives for approved courses must be approved by the minor coordinator, and students must discuss any potential course substitutions prior to enrolling in the course. Because the LACS minor is interdisciplinary, students who complete any major can take Chinese Studies as a minor. 

The Latin American and Caribean Studies Minor:

A minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies requires 24 credits: 12 credits from the Social Science Division and 12 credits from the Humanities Division. Please see Academic Bulletin for specific course listings. 

Select from the list below (a minimum of two departments must be represented, and at least two courses must be at or above the 300-level):

  • HIST 116, Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 117, Modern Latin American History (offered Fall 2023)
  • HIST 365, Conquest! Latin America 1492-1600
  • HIST 366, Dictators and Development in Latin America
  • HIST 577, Inventing Mexico: Nationalism and National Identity in a Global Context
  • POLSC 235, Government and Politics of Latin America
  • POLSC 242, Immigration and Citizenship
  • POLSC 261, U.S.-Latin American Relations