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Latin American Studies Minor

A Latin American Studies minor is an excellent preparation for work in a number of fields in which a Latin American perspective as well as a global cultural competency are valued such as teaching, criminal justice, the medical field, human resources, international business, social work, etc.

Requirements for the Minor in Latin American Studies
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

Required Courses:

  • LAS/SPA 303 - Survey of Spanish and Latin American Cultures through Film
  • LAS/SPA 315 - Identity Politics in Latin American
  • LAS/SPA 220 - Latinos in the US

Elective Courses:

  • SPA 320 - Introduction to Cultural Materials from the Spanish-speaking World
  • SPA 321 - Latin American Short Story
  • SPA 322- Political and Social Transitions in the Spanish-Speaking World through Theatre
  • RELS/LAS 212 - Religion, Revolution, and Rebellion in Latin American
  • ENG - Essential Authors in Latin America and the Diaspora
  • HIS 251 - Survey of Latin American History from Colonization to 1800
  • HIS 252 - Survey of Latin American History from 1800 to Present
  • SPA/LAS 460 - Mentoring Latino Students in the Norristown Area School District (3 semesters, one credit per semester)
  • ECG 200/300 - Working for Justice in Guatemala (only as an additional class after having fulfilled the ECG requirement)

Total Credits for Latin American Studies Minor: 18