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

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

  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:

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

POLS2011 - Development and Change (6 units)

POLS2095 - Politics in Latin America (6 units)

HIST2230 - Latin America: Conquest and Colonisation (6 units)

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

SPAN1001 - Introduction to Spanish I (6 units)

SPAN1002 - Introduction to Spanish II (6 units)

SPAN2001 - Continuing Spanish I (6 units)

SPAN2002 - Continuing Spanish II (6 units)

PORT1001 - Introductory Portuguese I (6 units)

PORT1002 - Introductory Portuguese II (6 units)

PORT2002 - Continuing Portuguese II (6 units)

PORT2001 - Continuing Portuguese I (6 units)

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
  POLS 2117: IR in Latin America
  POLS 2118: Latin American Democracy
SOCY2030 Social Inequalities and Development 6
SPAN3100 Violence and Power in Hispanic Literature: Crímenes Perfectos 6
  SPAN 2003: Selected Topics in Spanish I
  SPAN 2004: Selected Topics in Spanish II
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