Latin American Studies


Handy Minor Checklist

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Minors in Latin American studies are required to complete 21 credit hours. No more than two courses from any department other than LAS are counted toward the minor.  There is no limit on the courses designated LAS that may apply to the minor.

All minors will be required to complete three core courses:

______ LAS 210 Exploring Latin America [3 cr]

______ LAS 374 Revolution in the Americas [3 cr]

______ SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (or higher) [4 cr]

In addition to the above required courses, students will choose four courses from the following list:

_____   AAA 202 African Diaspora

_____   ANT 355 Migration in the Americas

______ ANT 360 Ethnology of Mesoamerica

­­­­______ BIO 310 Biological Diversity of the Americas

______ CFV 376 Latin American Cinema

______ ENG 378 Contemporary Latin American Literature

­­­­­______ ENG 385 Writing and Revolution in the Americas

______ GEO 350 Geology’s Great Debate in the New World

______ GPY 352 Geography of Latin America

______ GPY 380 Special Topics in Geography

______ HST 315 Latinos: The Forging of Ethnic Identities

______ HST 330 Early Latin America

______ HST 331 Modern Latin America

______ HST 334 Making of the Caribbean

______ HST 372 From Slavery to Freedom

______ HST 632 A History of Brazil

______ LAS 320 Model Organization of the American States

______ LAS 378 Contemporary Latin American Literature

______ LAS 380 Topics in Latin American Studies:

________   Music & Society in Latin America

________   Sports in Latin America - Baseball [LAS/MOV]]

________   Commerce & Society in Latin America [LAS/MKT]

________   Latin American/Latino Cinema [LAS/HIST]

________   US/Latin American Relations: Past and Present [LAS/PLS/IR]

________   Maya Language and Culture (w/ Field Trip)

______LAS 399 Independent Studies

______LAS 475 Latinos in West Michigan [w/ Service Learning]

______LAS 490 Latin American Studies Internship

______PLS 284 Latin American Politics

______SPA 311 Latin American Civilization and Culture I

______SPA 312 Latin American Civilization and Culture II

______SPA 313 U.S. Latino/a Civilization and Culture

______SPA 324 Spanish-American Novel in Translation

______SPA 329 Sociolinguistics of Spanish

______SPA 410 Spanish American Narrative

______SPA 430 U.S. Latino/a Literature

______SPA 460 Women Authors

One course from the Grand Valley study abroad programs in Guadalajara or Puebla, Mexico or from another study abroad program in Latin America can be applied to the minor with prior approval from the director of the Latin American studies program.

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