PEAK Minors

PEAKS | SSH

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 at least 2 different departments from the following:

ATH-249

Natives of South America

3

HIS-230

Introduction to the History of Modern Latin American

3

SPA-201 or
SPA-202 or
SPA-235

Spanish Language & Culture III or
Spanish Language & Culture IV or
Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

Complete 9 credits from the following of which at least 6 credits must be 300- or 400-level*:

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-Cultural Approaches to the Environment

3

HIS-377

Women in the Americas

3

HIS-378

Liberation Theology

3

HIS-380

Colonial Latin America

3

HIS-381

Military and 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-437

Spanish Literature and Society: Narrative and Film

3

SPA-438

Spanish Literature and Society: Poetry, Drama, and Song

3

Complete a Portfolio and Evaluation of Program**

Notes

*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.