The Minor in Latin American Studies is a multidisciplinary program, intended for undergraduate students of upper-level Spanish. It is also intended for heritage speakers of Spanish who wish to gain greater understanding of their identity as well as for those who simply wish to acquire more knowledge about Latin America.
The Minor in Latin American Studies requires 21 hours of coursework, 12 hours of which must be taken at Drake. No more than 9 hours may be completed in any single discipline. The courses listed below will count toward the minor; the student’s advisor may approve other appropriate courses.
Students must take:
Total = 21 hours (at least 12 must be completed at Drake)
Study abroad in Latin America is strongly advised. The study abroad program in Latin America must be approved by both Drake and the student's advisor (a tenured or tenure-track Spanish professor or the chair of WLC in consultation with the student’s primary advisor). Up to six credit hours from the study abroad experience may be applied toward the minor.
ACTS 198/JMC 199 - FAMILY, LIFESTYLES, ANNUITY TABLES
SCSA 002 – INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SCSA 150 – MIGRANT ORAL HISTORY
SCSA 150 – U.S./MEXICO BORDERLANDS
SCSA 156 – ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS
COUN 145/245 - COUNSELING DIVERSE POPULATIONS: BRAZIL
ECON 135 - DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
ENG 066 - READING RACE & ETHNICITY
ENG 083 - ENGLISH IN AMERICA: LANGUAGE, CITIZENSHIP & IDENTITY
ENG 163 - TRANS-CULTURAL LITERATURE
ENG 164/WGS 111 - LATINO/A LITERATURE
HIST 123 - MODERN MEXICO
HIST 124 - AZTECS, INCAS, MAYAS
HIST 125 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
HIST 126 - MODERN LATIN AMERICA
HIST 156 - SEX, POWER, & WAR IN THE AZTEC EMPIRE
LPS 135 - LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH
SCSS 155 – GLOBAL YOUTH STUDIES
SCSS 196 - CONTEMPORARY URBAN MEXICO
SPAN 150 - TOPICS IN SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE
SPAN 151 - TOPICS IN NATIONAL IDENTITY
SPAN 152 - TOPICS IN SPANISH FILM
SPAN 153 – TOPICS IN CULTURE & SOCIETY
SPAN 154 - CULTURAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
SPAN 155 - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
SPAN 160 - TOPICS IN SPANISH LITERATURE
WLC 148 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Additional courses may be approved by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, as necessary.