Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor

The minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies requires SPAN 301 or its equivalent, and a minimum of 21 units. Students complete 6 units in foundations courses, 3 units in advanced study courses, a 3-unit capstone experience, and 9 units of electives. Courses must be selected from at least three of the following disciplines: art history, anthropology, economics, history, geography, music, political science, sociology or Spanish. All course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

Foundations
LAST 100LATIN AMERICA: ISSUES AND APPROACHES3
HIST 122LATIN AMERICA: NATIONAL PERIOD3
Advanced Study
Select one of the following:3
TRADITION & REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA
THE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICAN
CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA
HISPANIC POPULAR CULTURES
Capstone Experience
Latin American and Latino/a Studies students should plan early how they intend to fulfill their capstone requirement. Select one of the following options:3
Option One (recommended)
Study Abroad Experience in Latin America (see guidelines)
Option Two
Select one of the following:
MODEL ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
DIRECTED READINGS IN LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO/A STUDIES
DIRECTED READINGS IN LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO/A STUDIES
INTERNSHIP IN LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO/A STUDIES
HONORS THESIS 1
Electives
Select an additional 9 units from the list of approved courses in Latin American and Latino/a Studies9
Total Units21
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Open to departmental honors program students only.

Suggested Majors to Combine with Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor

The minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies provides an excellent complement to the following majors: Anthropology, Business Administration, International Business, International Studies, History, Political Science and Spanish. See the coordinator of Latin American and Latino/a Studies for details.

Guidelines for Study Abroad

Students may attend any Latin American study abroad program approved by the Towson University Study Abroad Office. Students studying abroad earn units toward fulfilling the Towson University Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program requirements only by completing courses in Latin American and Latino/a Studies-related disciplines (for Spanish grammar, composition and conversation courses, only SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 331 or their equivalents may be counted), and are subject to the approval of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies director. Units earned abroad may not be counted more than once toward fulfilling any Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program requirement.

Study abroad courses to Latin America may also count toward the Study Abroad Option of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Capstone Experience requirement, subject to the approval of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies director.

Internships

Internships may be taken with any department participating in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program. All internships must be concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as in the United States, and are subject to the approval of the director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies.