Latin American Studies Minor

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Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary minor encompassing anthropology, communications, economics, geography, history, linguistics, political science, Spanish, and Portuguese. Knowledge of Latin America is especially valuable for students who plan to work in education, international organizations, government, social services, and business, or for graduate studies related to Latin America.

For more information on the Latin American studies minor, contact:

Mary Malone
Latin American studies minor coordinator
Horton Social Science Center
(603) 862-1406

Students can complete the minor by selecting any five courses representing at least three disciplines. Latin American history (HIST 532 Modern Latin America) is required. A minimum of high-intermediate level proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese must be reached through coursework or other means (completion of SPAN 504 Intermediate Spanish II or PORT 504 Intermediate Portuguese at UNH, or equivalent courses or equivalency testing).

Enrollment in these five courses must follow the guidelines below to count for the minor:

  1. At least three courses must be taken in residence.
  2. All coursework required for the Latin American minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  3. Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/fail.

Academic study in Latin America is strongly recommended: Speak with faculty to help you find the study abroad program that best fits your interests. UNH and its affiliates offer several short- and long-term programs throughout Latin America.

To see the courses offered this semester that count toward the minor and to learn more about the minor, visit