With a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, you’ll develop an understanding of key political, cultural, economic and sociological influences of Latin America and the Caribbean’s past and present. Analyze and engage with the challenges, historical development, diversity and characteristics of Latin America through the study of politics, economics, literature, film, dance and other cross-disciplinary fields. The Latin American Studies minor complements virtually any major and makes you an asset to organizations increasingly shaped by global cultural influences.
- The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor can be added to supplement any major
- Potential crossover from your major may lower the number of units needed to attain this minor
- Two courses can be completed through our Costa Rica study abroad program
- Learn from faculty with experience teaching and living in Latin America
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor seeks to equip students from any racial, ethnic and cultural background with an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural educational experience, boosting your employment potential in any career where knowledge of Latin American/Caribbean language and culture is sought, such as governmental and non-governmental organizations, public policy, law, business, higher education, management and administration, governmental translation and interpretation, health, environment fields, and nursing.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
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General Education Requirements (12 Units)*
*Or demonstrated proficiency based on CLEP exam or FPU Spanish Placement Test.
|SPAN 100||Elementary Spanish I||4|
|SPAN 105||Elementary Spanish II||4|
|SPAN 200||Intermediate Spanish||4|
Minor Courses (15 Units)
|Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies|
or Modern Latin America: History, Politics And Culture
Select Two Latin American Studies Courses with Different Prefixes
|ICS 320||Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica||3|
|LACS 302||Mexican Folklorico Dance||3|
|LIT 364||Hispanic Literature of the United States||3|
|PS 430||US Foreign Policy: History and Contemporary Issues||4|
|SOC 338||People and Cultures of Costa Rica||3|
|SOC 345||Contemporary Issues in Immigration||3|
|SOC 481||International Internship||3|
|SPAN 374||Education Across Borders: Mexico and the United States||3|
Select Two Interdisciplinary Courses with Different Prefixes
|COM 380||Film Studies||3|
|HIST 455||Historical Peacemakers||4|
|LA 180||Paths to Teaching||3|
|LACS 304||Advanced Mexican Folklorico Dance||3|
|PHIL 430||Wilderness Philosophy, Theology, and Literature||3|
or World Christianity
|Marriage and Family|
or Marriage and Family
|SOC 410||American Ethnicity and Pluralism||3|
|SPAN 370||Issues in Spanish Language Teaching and Learning||3|
|THEO 465||Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking||3|
Eleanor Nickel, Ph.D.