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The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Interdisciplinary Minor seeks to broaden understanding of the languages, cultures, institutions, political and economic systems, and the processes of change in Latin America. The program offers courses in a wide variety of disciplines, enabling students to gain a broader and deeper appreciation of the diverse regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. This background prepares students for specialized graduate study focusing on the region and for careers in a variety of areas.
Effective Spring 2015
Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
|Language Courses 1|
|L*** French or Spanish language||6-10|
|Area Courses 2,3|
|Select 15-20 credits from the following:||15-20|
|Latin American Peasantries|
|New Orleans and the Caribbean|
|Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory|
|Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica|
|The Modern Caribbean|
|Colonial Latin America|
|Latin America Since Independence|
|Revolutions in Latin America|
|Slavery in the Americas|
|International Mass Communication|
|Studies in Foreign Film: The Americas|
|Issues in Hispanic Culture|
|Caribbean Culture in Hispanic Literature|
|Advanced Latin American Culture|
|Women Writers in the Hispanic World|
|Spanish-American Literary Movements and Periods|
|Genre Studies in Spanish|
|Author Studies in Spanish 4|
|Studies in Foreign Film: Latin America|
|Seminar-Spanish Language, Literature, and Society|
|Politics and Society Along Mexican Border|
|Politics of South America|
|Politics in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean|
|Peoples and Institutions of Latin America|
|Program Total Credits:||21|
At least two courses (6-10 credits) are required in Spanish or French. Because language proficiency is required for effective research or work in this region, students are STRONGLY URGED to complete language coursework through the 300-level or above. Language courses may be taken at CSU or transferred from an accredited institution. Independent study courses may not count toward the language requirement.
Senior capstone courses having a focus on Latin America or the Caribbean may be used to fulfill program requirements with approval of advisor.
For high-achieving students, LSPA 549 may be used as area course with approval of advisor.
This course may be used only when a Latin American or Caribbean author is the focus.