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
ANTH 500, Peoples and Cultures of Latin America, S. Withers
ANTH 501, World Archaeological Cultures: Ancient Mesoamerica, E. Harrison-Buck
ANTH 797, Special Topics: The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Religion, E. Harrison-Buck
ENG 650, Sustaining Latin@ Culture, C. Valdez
POLT 798/898, The Drug Wars, M. Malone
SPAN 632, Advanced Conversation and Composition, S. Weintraub
SPAN 632, Advanced Conversation and Composition, L. Hopkins
SPAN 641, Spanish Phonetics, J. Chaston
SPAN 647, Hispanic Cultural Studies, J. Gold
SPAN 797J, Latin American E-Literature and Digital Culture, S. Weintraub
SW 897/797, Social Action in the Dominican Republic, M. Toms
offered in Spring 2015, 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.