MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Requirements (28 units)

Requirements for a minor in Latin American Studies:

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements;
  2. Students should discuss this minor with their academic advisors. All majors are eligible to participate in this minor.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Minors can only be granted for the same term in which students graduate;
  2. CSUSB will not consider for transfer credit coursework from an institution that will not accept that coursework in its own degree program.

Requirements for the Minor:

Core requirements (8 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
    • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
  2. Four units of foreign language study chosen from:
    • FLAN 103D. Language Study III: Portuguese (4)
    • SPAN 103. College Spanish III (4)

International experience (4 units)

  1. HUM 576. International Experience: Latin American Studies (1-6) for a total of (4)

Integrative international seminar (4 units)

  1. Four units chosen from
    • HUM 500A. Current Ideas and Issues in Latin America I (4)
    • HUM 500B. Current Ideas and Issues in Latin America II (4)

Electives (12 units)

  1. Twelve units, with at least one course each from groups A, B, and C:
    1. Social Sciences
      • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Mayans and their Predecessors (4)
      • ANTH 307. Incas and their Predecessors (4)
      • ANTH 324. Pre-Colombian Art (4)
      • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
      • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
      • ECON 540. The Political Economy of Latin America (4)
      • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
      • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
      • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
      • HIST 465. Modern Central America (4)
      • HIST 466. Foreign Relations of Latin America (4)
      • HIST 467. Latin American History Through Film (4)
      • HIST 469. Colonial Latin America (4)
      • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
      • PSCI 352C. Minority Politics: Latino Politics (4)
      • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
      • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
      • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native Americans (4)
      • SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology: Life and Society in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (4)
      • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
    2. Arts, Languages, Literature and Education
      • ART 324. Pre-Colombian Art (4)
      • ART 328. Mexican Art (4)
      • ART 329. Chicano Art (4)
      • EELB 512. Spanish Children's Literature for the Bilingual Classroom (4)
      • ENG 319. Studies in Literary Diversity (4)
      • ENG 323. Chicano Literature (4)
      • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
      • HUM 460. Cultural Studies (4)
      • MUS 351. Latin American Music (4)
      • SPAN 314. Advanced Conversation (4)
      • SPAN 316A. Spanish for the Professions: Communications (4)
      • SPAN 316B. Spanish for the Professions: Health Science (4)
      • SPAN 316C. Spanish for the Professions: Education (4)
      • SPAN 316D. Spanish for the Professions: Business (4)
      • SPAN 316E. Spanish for the Professions: Law Enforcement (4)
      • SPAN 412. Spanish American Culture and Civilization (4)
      • SPAN 435. Chicano Literature in Spanish (4)
      • SPAN 440. Mexican Literature (4)
      • SPAN 442. Literature of the Southern Cone (4)
      • SPAN 516. Seminar in Spanish American Literature, Culture or Film (4)
      • Note:    Spanish courses at the 300-level and above are taught in Spanish.
    3. Business, Management, Communication, Health and Nutrition
      • COMM 365. Topics in Mass Communication (when the topic is Media and Social Change in Latin America) (4)
      • COMM 471. International Communication (4)
      • COMM 593D. Communication Approaches to Area Studies: Latin America (4)
      • HSCI 344. International Perspectives on Nutrition (4)
      • HSCI 359. Global Health (4)
      • HSCI 385. Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends (4)
      • MGMT 405. Managing Across Borders (4)
      • MGMT 407. Comparative Management Systems of the Americas (4)
      • MKTG 470. International Marketing Management (4)
      • Note:    In the electives categories, those courses not specifying a topic, are applicable only when the student's project/ research focuses on Latin America.
      • Note:    Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses:
        • ANTH 324. Pre-Colombian Art (4)
        • ART 324. Pre-Colombian Art (4)

Foreign Language Requirement for Spanish or Portuguese:

The following rules apply to challenging a language course for credit in this minor:

  1. Only courses at the 103-level or higher may be challenged.
  2. Students whose language of instruction in secondary school was Spanish or Portuguese may satisfy this category by submitting official academic transcripts showing that either language was, indeed, the medium of instruction in the school from which they graduated.
  3. Providing documentation of significant foreign language experience such as the successful completion of two years of Peace Corps experience in a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country.