The Minor in Latin American Studies provides students with a greater awareness and appreciation of the diverse people and culture of Latin America as well as a greater sensitivity towards the problems and issues facing Latin America today. The program is an area-specific cultural studies alternative to the Spanish Minor which allows students the option of taking up to two courses from other departments.
In the spirit of a liberal arts education, it provides students completing a wide-range of degrees the possibility of pursuing their interest in Latin America, all the while making them more attractive job candidates in an increasingly competitive global market.
The Minor in Latin American Studies requires 18 course credits in Spanish.
A minimum of four courses in Spanish related to Latin America is required, including: SPAN 341: Latin American Civilization and SPAN 341: Latin American Civilization and SPAN 350 or 351 Masterworks in Spanish Literature I or II.
A maximum of two approved courses related to Latin American Studies from other disciplines may be applied toward the Minor. At least four of the courses must be at the 300/400 level. A minimum grade of “C” is required for credit in each of the six courses.
Up to two courses which count towards the major may also be applied to fulfill minor requirements.
Approved Courses Listed by Department
|SPAN 210 Writing Spanish|
|SPAN 220 Speaking Spanish|
|SPAN 217-218 Spanish for Heritage Speakers|
Prerequisite for all 300-level courses:
One of the following:
- Spanish 202 with recommendation of the professor
- 210 or 220
- 217 or 218
- placement with an equivalent proficiency in Spanish
|SPAN 300 The Musical Heritage of the Americas|
|SPAN 303 Hispanic Culture Through Film|
|SPAN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition|
|SPAN 341 Latin American Civilization|
|SPAN 350, 351 Masterworks in Latin American Literature I and II|
- Spanish 307
- permission from Chairperson
|SPAN 420, 320 Special Topics in Spanish|
|SPAN 423 Great Hispanic Poets|
|SPAN 424 The Modern Novel in Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 435 Latin American Short Fiction|
|SPAN 440 Gender Studies in Hispanic Literature|
|SPAN 460 Independent Study|
|HIST 315 Colonial Latin America|
|HIST 317 Modern Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuries|
|HIST 376, 476 Topics in World History|
|SOC 304 Globalization and Inequality|
|SOC 305 Urban Sociology|
|HIST 328 Societies and Cultures of Latin America|
|Art 436 Topics in Art|
|INTG 325 A Nation of Immigrants|
|INTG 328 Global Challenges|
|INTG 391 Special Topics in Integrated Studies|
David Aliano, Ph.D.
Rosita E. Villagómez, Ph.D.
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Phone: (718) 405-3787