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Program Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

The minor in Latin American Studies will require a minimum of 6.0 course credits, divided among required courses and electives:

  • Introduction to Latin American Studies course [Required course]
  • Beyond the Monmouth language requirement students will have to take one additional year (2 credit courses) of language study at Monmouth of a language spoken in Latin America. (Does not include testing out or transfer credit.)
  • Students will have to take courses from at least 3 different departments. The Intro Course and the Language course requirements count towards a course in that department.
  • One of the 3 courses beyond the language courses and the Intro course should a 200- or 300-level course from any department approved by the program coordinator.
  • Obtaining a passport through Monmouth’s Passport Program is highly recommended along with Study Abroad.

Courses that count towards the Latin American Studies minor:

Sociology and Anthropology

  • ANTH 277: Cultures of Latin America

Art

  • ARTD 350: Latin American Contemporary Art

Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • SPAN 324: Survey: Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 334: Survey: History and Culture of Latin America
  • SPAN 326: Topics in Spanish Language (Related to Latin America)
  • SPAN 336: Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture
  • SPAN 426: Topics in Literature (Related to Latin America)

History

  • Intro to Latin America History of Latin America
  • History of Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro: The Marvelous City
  • Radical Thought in Latin America
  • The Mexican Revolution
  • History of Mexico
  • Brazilian Cinema
  • The Age of Revolution: Latin American Independence

Travel Courses

  • HIST 290, SOAN 290, MLLC 290 (Latin American related only, must be approved for credit)
  • Courses taken through study abroad programs in Latin America
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