• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Latin American Studies
  • Minor code LAMS-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The minor in Latin American Studies is designed for students interested in the social, political, historical and cultural life of Latin America. It focuses on the contemporary Latin America as well as its history and ancient heritage. It also considers the innovative aspects of recent developments, particularly the possibilities for cooperation and tensions between diverse traditions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand and evaluate historical and current events and developments that have shaped Latin America, especially the interaction between the indigenous societies of the region and European societies;
  2. identify and critique one or more of the contemporary socio-cultural and political systems of Latin America including with reference to theories of development and underdevelopment;
  3. analyse the global significance of events and developments in Latin America; and
  4. demonstrate an introductory knowledge of either Spanish or Portuguese, or both.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  POLS 1007: Intro to Latin America

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
POLS2011 Development and Change 6
POLS2094 Issues in International Political Economy 6
POLS2095 Politics in Latin America 6
POLS2117 The International Relations of Latin America 6
  POLS 2118: Latin American Democracy
SOCY2030 Sociology of Third World Development 6
SPAN3100 Current Affairs in the Spanish-speaking World 6
  SPAN 2003: Selected Topics in Spanish I
  SPAN 2004: Selected Topics in Spanish II
POLS3030 Contemporary Politics of Brazil 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

1000 level course in:

  • Political Science (POLS)

  • History (HIST)

  • Sociology (SOCY)

  • Anthropology (ANTH)

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