PEAK Minors

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Latin American Studies Minor

16 credits minimum*

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

LAS-494

Portfolio and Evaluation of Program

1

Complete at least 2 courses from the 2 different departments following:

ATH-249

Natives of South America

3

HIS-230

Introduction to the History of Modern Latin American

3

MFL-232 or

Spanish Language & Culture III or

3

MFL-233 or

Spanish Language & Culture IV or

3

MFL-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

Complete 9 credits of electives of which 6 must be 300-400 level from the following:

ATH-128

Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-302

Ritual Myth and World View

3

ATH-305

Culture Change and the World System

3

ATH-309

Cross Culture Approaches of Environment

3

HIS-377

Women in the Americas

3

HIS-378

Liberation Theology

3

HIS-380

Colonial Latin America

3

HIS-381

Military & Society in Latin America

3

HIS-382

Modern Mexico

3

HIS-386

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

3

HIS-387

Modern Cuba

3

HIS-388

Comparative Slavery in the Americas

3

HIS-389

Latin American-U.S. Relations

3

SPA-333

Literature of Latin America

3

SPA-339T.2

Latin American Today

3

MFL-339T.4

Human Rights for the First Generation

3

SPA-437

Spanish Literature and Society (Narrative and/or Film)

3

SPA-438

Spanish Literature and Society (Poetry, Drama and/or Song)

3

Complete a Portfolio and Evaluation of Program**

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication

Additionally, students completing the Latin American Studies Minor will:

  • Develop broad knowledge of the diverse cultures and history of Latin America
  • Explore contemporary and historical social, cultural, economic and political trends of Latin America
  • Familiarize themselves with basic anthropological and historical approaches and methods regarding the study of Latin America

*Note: At least 9 credits must be from Anthropology and/or History

** Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers. In 1000 to 1500 words, students will complete an assessment of the most important academic lessons learned and skills acquired during their course of study. The evaluation must also provide an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the LAS PEAK. The portfolio will not be graded but it is required for completion of the minor.