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

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 

  • Broadly identify and differentiate the diverse social, political and economic systems that comprise contemporary Latin America
  •  Identify and critique current political debates, and the international relations and interactions of Latin American countries with the rest of the world
  •  Define historical origins of contemporary Latin America, especially the interaction between the indigenous societies of the region and European societies
  • Evaluate theories of development and underdevelopment as they relate to the Latin American context
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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
POLS1007 An Introduction to Latin American Studies 6

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
POLS2118 Democracy and Democratization in Latin America 6
SOCY2030 Sociology of Third World Development 6
SPAN3100 Current Affairs in the Spanish-speaking World 6
SPAN2003 Selected Topics in Spanish I 6
SPAN2004 Selected Topics in Spanish II 6
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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