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Course Requirements

Mariana Solares -
Dept. of Foreign Language and Literature
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Peck Hall 2322
Phone: (618) 650-2052

Course Requirements: 21 credit hours


Required Courses (9 hours)


SPAN 312* - Contemporary Spanish America


HIST 360A or 360B - History of Latin America


ANTH 333 or 307 - Origins of New World Civilizations or People and Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean



Elective Courses

Select 12 hours from the courses listed below.

Electives are courses with Latin America as primary



SPAN 292 or 492 ** Service Learning / Study Abroad

Immersion Course

SPAN 352* Survey of Spanish American Literature: Colonial Period to the Present


SPAN454* - Seminar in Spanish American Topic


SPAN471 - Spanish American Literature: Short Stories or Novel


*All Spanish courses except SPAN 292 are taught in Spanish. SPAN 492 is encouraged for language majors and minors and focuses on language learning. SPAN 292 is a service learning, introductory language and cultural studies course for the non-language major.


HIST 360a - History of Latin America (prehistory to 19 th century)


HIST 360b - History of Latin America (modern)


HIST 460 - History of Mexico


HIST 461 - History of Brazil


HIST 462 - History of Cuba


ANTH 307 - People and Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean


ANTH 333 - Origins of New World Civilization


ART 468a, 468b - Primitive Art: The Americas


Special Electives

Special electives include courses with a substantial

Latin American component and relevance to Latin

American Studies, but Latin American topics may not be the only primary topic. Only 3 credit hours (of the 12 elective credits) are allowed from the list of Special Electives.


ANTH 428 - Primates, Conservation and Environment


MC 453 - Transnational Media


ENSC 445 - Conservation Biogeography


MUS 305 Non-Western Music



Study Abroad Courses

All study abroad courses in Latin America can be used for this minor, including Spanish 491 and 492. Only six hours can be accomplished through study abroad, these credits requiring approval by the coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program. An exception might be made if the student enrolls in a Latin American

university for a semester as an exchange student and takes courses that are the equivalent to those outlined in the Latin American Studies minor.



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