Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, which is administered by the College of Social Science, emphasizes coherent course work about the cultural context, history, politics, economics, and geography of Latin American and the Caribbean with the potential for complementary experiential learning. Some courses focus on individual countries, while others are comparative and cross-national.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The student must complete a minimum of 16 credits as specified below:

1. The following course (4 credits):
HST 212 National Latin America 4
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
EC 412 Economic Analysis of Latin America (W) 3
GEO 335 Geography of Latin America 3
HST 211 Colonial Latin America 4
HST 382 Modern Brazil 3
HST 383 The Caribbean 3
HST 384 Modern Mexico 3
HST 453 Special Topics in Latin American History 3
HST 486 Seminar in Latin American History (W) 3
PLS 352 Latin American Politics 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):
ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
IAH 203 Latin America and the World (I) 4
MC 324C Regional Politics, Cooperation and Conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean 4
PRT 150 Portuguese for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I 4
PRT 250 Portuguese for Speakers of Other Romance Languages II 4
PRT 320 Advanced Portuguese 3
PRT 340 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Language and Culture 3
PRT 350 Introduction to Literary Analysis (W) 3
SPN 342 Media and Conversation 3
SPN 350 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature (W) 3
SPN 412 Topics in Hispanic Culture 3
SPN 432 Latin America and its Literature 3
SPN 472 Topics in the Literatures of the Americas 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
ANP 410 Anthropology of Latin America 3