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

Latin America’s history is a collision of culture and politics, wealth and poverty. In this minor you will study a history of corruption, colonisation and celebration. Off the back of its traumatic history, Latin America is growing economically at breakneck speed and you will move along with it. For aspiring comerciantes and cultural buffs alike, our minor introduces you in a region of extremes.

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.

Relevant Degrees

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
HIST2230 Latin America: Conquest and Colonisation 6
POLS2011 Development and Change 6
POLS2095 Politics in Latin America 6

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

Code Title Units
PORT1001 Introductory Portuguese I 6
PORT1002 Introductory Portuguese II 6
PORT2001 Continuing Portuguese I 6
PORT2002 Continuing Portuguese II 6
SPAN1001 Introduction to Spanish I 6
SPAN1002 Introduction to Spanish II 6
SPAN2001 Continuing Spanish I 6
SPAN2002 Continuing Spanish II 6
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