Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Minor
Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean studies is an interdisciplinary minor encompassing anthropology, communications, economics, geography, history, linguistics, political science and Spanish. 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, Latinx and Caribbean studies minor (LALACS) contact Lori Hopkins.
Students can complete the minor by selecting any five courses (20 credits) representing at least three disciplines.
|HIST 532||Modern Latin America 1||4|
|SPAN 504||Intermediate Spanish II 2||4|
|Elective courses (see list below)||12-16|
An equivalent course as approved by a LALACS advisor can replace HIST 532 Modern Latin America.
Minimum of high-intermediate level proficiency in Spanish. Equivalent courses or equivalent testing may be counted here.
Enrollment in these five courses must follow the guidelines below to count for the minor:
- At least three courses must be taken in residence.
- All coursework required for the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- 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.
Elective Course List
Students should consult with an advisor or the course instructor to ensure that the majority of this coursework concentrates on Latin America.
|ANTH 500||Peoples and Cultures of the World (Topic: Latin America)||4|
|ANTH 501||World Archaeological Cultures (Topic: Mesoamerica)||4|
|ANTH 674||Archaeological Survey and Mapping in Belize||4|
|CMN 515||Analysis of News||4|
|ECON 668||Economic Development||4|
|ENGL 560||Introduction to Latinx Literature and Culture||4|
|ENGL 650||I Hear America Singing: Studying American Literature and Culture (Topic: Latina/o Literature)||4|
|HIST 425||Foreign Cultures (Topic: Women in Latin America)||4|
|HIST 532||Modern Latin America||4|
|HIST 632||Latin American History: Topics||4|
|LING 790||Special Topics in Linguistics Theory (Topic: Sustainable Languages)||4|
|POLT 403||United States in World Affairs||4|
|POLT 548||Drug Wars||4|
|POLT 565||United States Policy in Latin America||4|
|POLT 795||Advanced Study (Topic: The Politics of Poverty)||1-4|
|SPAN 526||Introduction to Latin American Cultures||4|
|SPAN 631||Advanced Conversation and Composition I||4|
|SPAN 632||Advanced Conversation and Composition II||4|
|SPAN 641||Spanish Language Variation & Change||4|
|SPAN 647||Topics in Hispanic Cultural Studies||4|
|SPAN 648||The Hispanic World Today||4|
|SPAN 650||Hispanic Literature and Popular Culture||4|
|SPAN 653||Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought||4|
|SPAN 654||Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought||4|
|SPAN 797||Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies||4|
|SPAN 798||Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies||4|
|SW 697||Special Topics in Social Welfare (Topic: Social Action in the Dominican Republic)||4|
|SW 797||Special Topics in Social Welfare (Topic: Social Action in the Dominican Republic)||4|