Latin American Studies
Coursework in the field of Latin American Studies can lead to a minor.
The Latin American Studies minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Latin America. People of Latin American or Latino heritage comprise the largest minority group in the U.S. Knowledge of Latin America is especially valuable for students who plan to work in education, international organizations, government, social services, and business, as well as for those who plan to undertake graduate study in Latin America. The minor requires five courses representing three disciplines. Latin American history (HIST 531 or 532) is required. A minimum of high-intermediate level proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese must be reached through coursework or other means. Academic study in Latin America is strongly recommended. Elective courses must be approved by the Latin American Studies minor coordinator or committee, and at least 50 percent of any selected course must focus on Latin America. At least three courses must be taken in residence. All coursework required for the Latin American minor must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/fail.
ANTH 500B, Peoples and Cultures of the World: South America
ANTH 501, World Prehistory: Meso America
ANTH 697, Mayan Culture
CMN 515, Analysis of the News**
EC 535, Environmental Conservation*
HIST 425, Foreign Cultures**
HIST 531, 532, Modern Latin America
HIST 632, Latin American History
POLT 554, Latin American Politics
POLT 559, Politics of South America
POLT 565, United States- Latin American Relations
POLT 651, Selected Topics in Comparative Politics**
SPAN 641, Phonetics
SPAN 526, Latin American Civilization and Culture
SPAN 647, Hispanic Cultural Studies**
SPAN 648, Current Periodicals
SPAN 653, 654, Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought
SPAN 771, Latin American Drama
SPAN 772, Latin American Novel
SPAN 774, Major Latin American Authors
SPAN 797, Latin American Literature
*Since less than 50 percent of this course deals with Latin America, students must talk to the professor at the beginning of the semester and declare their intention to apply it to the Latin American studies minor. All research paper/projects must focus on a Latin American topic.
**When course content is relevant.
For more information on the Latin American studies minor, contact Lori Hopkins, Latin American studies minor coordinator, Murkland G10C, (603) 862-3122, email: email@example.com.
MKTG 798 - Busi Enviro/Dominican Republic, A. Ashton-Savage
POLT 543: The Politics of Costa Rica, M. Malone
Spring of 2013 Course Offerings
ANTH 500B: Peoples & Cultures/Latin America, E. Martin del Campo
ANTH 500 B: Peoples & Cultures/Latin America, R. Sheriff
ANTH 501 Archaeological World Cultures: Ancient Mesoamerica, Harrison-Buck
COMM 525: International service Learning in Nicaragua, P. Broido
CMN 515 (01&02): Analysis of News, J. Meyrowitz
ENGL 595 B: Top/Intro/Caribbean Literature in English ONLINE, L. Curtis
(This is an online synchronous course. No campus visits required.)
ENGL 750.01: Latin@ Literature, C. Valdez
SPAN 526: Latin American Civilization and Culture, L. Hopkins
SPAN 641: Spanish Phonetics,J. Chaston
SPAN 648: Current Periodicals, L. Lee
SPAN 798F: Senior Seminar: Borges & Cervantes, M. Dorfsman
SW 697/897: Social Action in the Dominican Republic, M. Toms – “Spring break”
Summer Session I : SPAN 683: Study Abroad in Costa Rica, L. Lee
Summer Session I: ANTH 675: Archaeological Field School in Belize, E. Harrison-Buck
For more information...
Prof. Lori Hopkins, Murkland G10C, firstname.lastname@example.org 862-3122