Latin American Studies Minor

The Latin American Studies Minor is a group of courses focused on Latin America that fulfills FIT Liberal Arts requirements in various bachelor programs. This interdisciplinary minor includes language, literature, philosophy, history of art, politics, history, music, and culture. Students take a minimum of 15 credits (five Liberal Arts courses), including two semesters of Spanish or Portuguese.

The following requirements below are intended for students beginning fall 2024.

To declare your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

Minor Coordinator:
Mario Valero

Choose Two (2) Consecutive Language Electives
PO 111Portuguese I3
PO 112Elementary Portuguese II3
PO 122Portuguese Conversation I 3
SP 111Spanish I 3
SP 112Spanish II3
SP 122Spanish Conversation I3
SP 132Spanish in Santiago de Compostela3
SP 141Spanish for Spanish Speakers I3
SP 142Spanish for Spanish Speakers II3
SP 213Spanish III3
SP 214Spanish IV3
SP 223Spanish Conversation II3
SP 311Spanish for Business3
Choose Three (3) Liberal Arts Elective Courses
EN 353Theater of the Americas3
HA 224Mesoamerican Art and Civilization3
HA 242Andean Art and Civilization3
HA 254Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art3
HA 397Studies in Maya Art and Culture (Honors)3
HI 203Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the U.S.3
MC 203Gender as Performance: Representation of Masculinities in Latin American/Latinx Theatre3
MC 205Mexican Cinema: Between The National and The Global3
MC 209Hispanic Cultures In New York3
MC/FI 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
MC 252Latin American Fiction: 1960-Present3
MC 261/FI 225Latin American Cinema and Resistance3
MC 262Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico3
MC 263Contemporary Spain through its Cinema3
MC 300The Poetics of Sound in Hispanic Caribbean Literature3
MC 301Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean (Honors) 3
MC/SS 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
MC 351From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers3
MU 202Latin American and Carribbean Music3
PE 217Popular Urban Dance Past and Present3
SS 278Latinos in the United States: A Sociological Perspective3
SS/MC 304Introduction to Caribbean Studies3
SS 315Contemporary Issues Impacting the Caribbean Region3
SS 353Latin America Today3
SS 374Cross-Cultural Studies3
SS 446Economies of Latin America3

Semesterly course offerings are subject to change.