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Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Latino and Latin American Studies Minor

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The Latino and Latin American studies minor invites students to engage in focused multidisciplinary analysis of the transnational Spanish-speaking American world. From wide-ranging perspectives students study the cultural, economic, political, and social realities, both past and present, of more than 20 American countries where Spanish is spoken as a native or heritage language. With the United States now second in the world in its national Spanish-speaking population, the study of Latin America and Latinos in the United States is both timely and needed.

The minor grounds students’ academic studies in experiential learning through service learning in the Chicago-area Latino community, and/or through study abroad. It further distinguishes its students by requiring higher minimum language proficiencies in the four key skills in Spanish than those required by the core curriculum in foreign languages for graduation.

Minor Requirements: 

The minor requires 18 credit hours, including: 

Required Courses:

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum of 40 hours of service learning in the Chicago-area Latino community or study abroad in Latin America
  • Language proficiency requirement minimum: intermediate-high (this level will be achieved by most students at the end of successfully completing SPAN 246 - Introduction to Spanish America , and will be tested by an oral proficiency interview and a writing sample.)


Approved Elective Courses

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