Social Sciences Programs - Other
Latin American and Iberian Studies Minor
The Divisions of Social Sciences and Modern Language and Literature, along with the School of Theology and Ministry, have cooperated to create an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies. This minor is designed to complement the student's primary major and can be tailored to deepen his or her specific cultural knowledge and language skills as a preparation for graduate study or for a career in an increasingly diverse workplace. Students have the opportunity to integrate traditional coursework with internships and/or study abroad experiences to apply and appreciate the relevance of course material to their career and the world around them. The flexibility of electives makes this minor useful to students from all majors.
The minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies consists of a total of 24 hours. Eighteen hours are core courses from the three sponsoring areas: a one-year survey of Latin America (HST-230, 231), an introduction to intercultural studies (INT-220), one year of Spanish to fulfill or add to intermediate level fluency, and a social science elective from courses having the prefix ECO, HST, INR, or POL.
In addition to the 18-hour core, students must complete six hours of electives from the specified courses listed below or new offerings approved by program director, one of which must be upper level (numbered 300 or above).
Mandatory International/Cross Cultural Experience: Each student, in consultation with his or her advisor, is required to complete an international/cross cultural experience which provides significant opportunity for interaction in Spanish and offers an academic focus appropriate to the student's goals. Requires approval by both the student's primary academic advisor and the chair of the hosting division or his or her designate.
Course descriptions are available through the Course Description Lookup.