Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / Latin American/Latino Studies: Minor in Latin American/Latino Studies

The Latin American/Latino Studies Minor

The Latin American and Latino Studies(LALS) minor will offer the student an in depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the Latin American region, and an understanding as well of the Latino peoples in the United States.

Indeed, a minor in LALS will give students greater insights into the entire Americas,and the forces that sometimes unite and sometimes divide this "Western Hemisphere". To achieve this goal, the LALS minor offers a wide range of courses. Students will be permitted to take appropriate internships, study abroad, directed studies, and special topics including "Year Of" classes. LALS is designed to enhance academic majors in a wide variety of fields, and careers such as: * business, * international affairs, * education, * government service, and * journalism, among others.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • LALS 3780
    Trends in Latin American/Latino Studies
    3
  • GEOG 3370
    -or-
    HIST 3366
    Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

    History of Mexico & Central America
    3

Electives - 6 - 9 Credit Hours

Select two from the following:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3380
    Maya Archeology
    3
  • ARH 3250
    Latin American Art and Architecture
    3
  • HIST 3358
    Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean
    3
  • HIST 3366
    History of Mexico and Central America
    3
  • HIST 3367
    History of Brazil
    3
  • ISD 3333
    “Year of” in an Interdisciplinary Context 1
    3
  • ISD 3334
    “Year of” in an Interdisciplinary Context 2
    3
  • LALS 3770
    Latin American Cinema
    3
  • LALS 4490
    Special Topics in Latin America/Latino Studies
    3
  • PHIL 3210
    Latin American & Caribbean Philosophy
    3
  • POLS 4436
    Politics of Developing Areas
    3
  • POLS 4453
    Latin America: Democracy and Development
    3
  • PORT 3304
    Introduction to Lusophone Literatures and Cultures
    3
  • SA 4400
    Study Abroad Directed Study
    3
  • SA 4490
    Study Abroad (Upper-Division)
    3
  • SPAN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • SPAN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • SPAN 3306
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • any directed studies 4400 course when appropriate
  • any special topics 4490 course when appropriate
  • any 3000 or 4000 level Study Abroad course when appropriate


Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • Nine (9) hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.