Latin American Studies Minor Curriculum Requirements

Curricular Requirements

The Latin American Studies Minor at the University of New England consists of 18 credits (6 three-credit courses) and a recommended experience in Latin America. Study will be in disciplines such as: foreign language, sociology, history, and political science. Two courses are required from two different disciplines. Students will choose four additional courses from the list of electives below.

Required Courses (6 credits): Credits

SPA 211: Intermediate Spanish

Students must complete at least an intermediate level of Spanish.  A student may petition for another course or for transferred credits to count for this requirement


SOC 230: Society in Latin America

Students must have a foundational understanding of society and culture in Latin America


Latin American Experience  
All students are expected to engage in at least a short-term intensive (Global Citizenship) or study abroad experience in Latin America.  These are approved, as are substitutions, by the LAS Program Coordinator.  
Electives (12 Credits)  
For the remaining four courses (12 credits), students may select from the following:  


ANT 231: Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean 3


HIS 240: Latin American History I: Colonial Latin America 3
HIS 241: Latin American History II: Contemporary Latin America 3
HIS 252: Gender in Latin American History 3
HIS 316: Rebels and Revolutions in Latin America 3


SPA 101: Basic Spanish 3
SPA 306: Spanish for the Medical Professions 3


SOC 310: Population, Society, and Culture 3
SOC 331: Latin American Society and Culture Through La Cinema 3

Political Science

PSC 405: Politics of Latin American 3
PSC 406: Society and State Relations in Third World Countries 3

Courses in Latin American Studies can also be taken through the Greater Portland Alliance. Additionally, some courses from UNE study abroad programs in Latin America and Spain can be substituted for the minor. These courses will be approved on an individual basis by the Director of Latin American Studies Minor and/or Department Chair of Society, Culture and Languages.