Latin American Studies Minor
The Latin American Studies minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Latin America. People of Latin American or Latino heritage comprise the largest minority group in the U.S. Knowledge of Latin America is especially valuable for students who plan to work in education, international organizations, government, social services, and business, as well as for those who plan to undertake graduate study in Latin America.
- The minor requires five courses representing at least three disciplines.
- Latin American history (HIST 531 or 532) is required.
- A minimum of high-intermediate level proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese must be reached through coursework or other means (completion of Spanish 504 or Portuguese 504 at UNH, or equivalent courses or equivalency testing).
- At least three courses must be taken in residence.
- All coursework required for the Latin American minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/fail.
- Elective courses must be approved by the Latin American Studies minor coordinator or committee, and at least 50 percent of any selected course must focus on Latin America.
- 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.
Approved Upcoming Courses
ENG 650, Latina/o Literature, C. Valdez
GEOG 796, Geography of Narcotics, T. Pruett
HIST 632, Topics/20th Century Latin America, J. Rodriguez
LING 790, Special Topics: Sustainable Languages, M. Ravindranath
POLT 565, US-Latin American Relations, M. Malone
POLT 548, The Drug Wars, M. Malone
SPAN 526 (1BB), Latin American Culture, online, J. Gold
SPAN 641, Spanish Phonetics, J. Chaston
SPAN 648, Readings in Current Periodicals, H. Cashman
SW 897/797, Social Action in the Dominican Republic, M. Toms (students must sign up in Fall 2014)
*Students should consult with the professor to ensure that the majority of this coursework concentrates on Latin America.