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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements LTAMMIN

Students should develop their minor in consultation with their respective departmental advisors and the undergraduate advisor of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. Students may elect to complete the minor or the certificate but not both.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. The Latin American Experience. One (1) course:
    • LTAM-L 210 Latin America & Caribbean: Cultures, Histories, and Politics
  2. Contemporary Problems in Latin America. One (1) course:
    • LTAM-L 200 Topics in Latin American Studies
    • LTAM-L 211 Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean
    • LTAM-L 230 Maya Cultures, Religion, Communities & Identity in Mexico and Guatemala
    • LTAM-L 275 Altered States: Spirituality, Power, Healing
  3. Electives.
    1. College Electives. Three (3) additional credit hours:
      • LTAM-L 200 Topics in Latin American Studies
      • LTAM-L 230 Maya Cultures, Religion, Communities & Identity in Mexico and Guatemala
      • LTAM-L 275 Altered States: Spirituality, Power, Healing
      • LTAM-L 426 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
      • AAAD-A 154 History of Race in the Americas
      • AAAD-A 203 Studying Blacks of the New World: African Americans and Africans in the African Diaspora
      • AAAD-A 275 Language and Identity in the Black Diaspora
      • AAAD-A 387 Black Migration
      • AAAD-A 398 Advanced Topics in Social and Historical Studies for African American and African Diaspora Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • AAAD-A 408 Race, Gender, and Class in Cross-Cultural Perspective
      • AMST-A 200 Comparative American Identities
      • AMST-A 201 U.S. Movements and Institutions
      • AMST-A 300 The Image of America in the World
      • AMST-A 350 Topics in Interdisciplinary American Studies
      • AMST-A 450 Advanced Research Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-A 205 Anthropology Today: Selected Topics in Current Research (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-A 208 Topics in the Anthropology of the Arts and Expressive Behavior (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-B 310 Bioanthropology: A History of Ideas
      • ANTH-B 400 Undergraduate Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-B 472 Bioanthropology of Aboriginal America
      • ANTH-E 101 Sustainability and Society
      • ANTH-E 200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
      • ANTH-E 208 Global Jazz, Reggae, and Hip-Hop: African Diasporic Music Beyond the African Diaspora
      • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-E 318 Nature/Culture: Global Perspectives in Environmental Anthropology
      • ANTH-E 321 Peoples of Mexico
      • ANTH-E 322 Peoples of Brazil
      • ANTH-E 366 Commodities and Culture
      • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-E 428 Contemporary Latin American Social Movements
      • ANTH-E 444 People and Protected Areas: Theories of Conservation (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-E 460 The Arts in Anthropology (approved topic: "Arts: Creativity and Collaboration")
      • ANTH-E 485 Art and Craft of Ethnography
      • ANTH-L 200 Language and Culture
      • ANTH-P 230 Archaeology of the Ancient Maya
      • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 370 Archaeology of the Andes
      • ANTH-P 375 Food in the Ancient World
      • ANTH-P 445 Pots and People
      • CLLC-L 220 Uses of the Past (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to the Arts and Humanities (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-C 104 Critical Approaches to the Social and Historical Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ECON-E 303 Survey of International Economics
      • ECON-E 490 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in Economics (approved topic: "International Trade II")
      • ENG-L 112 Experiencing World Cultures through Literatures in English
      • ENG-L 224 Introduction to World Literatures in English
      • ENG-L 383 Studies in British or Commonwealth Culture (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • FOLK-F 252 Folklore and the Humanities (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • FOLK-F 253 Folklore and the Social Sciences
      • FOLK-F 315 Latin American Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music
      • FOLK-F 316 Caribbean Arts and Cultures
      • FOLK-F 330 Folk Culture and Related Fields
      • FRIT-F 300 French and Francophone Studies: Introduction (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • GEOG-G 120 Regions of the World
      • GEOG-G 220 Social and Historical Studies Topics in Geography
      • GEOG-G 369 The Geography of Food
      • GEOG-G 453 Water and Society
      • GEOG-G 469 Food and Global Poverty
      • GEOG-G 478 Global Change, Food, and Farming Systems
      • GNDR-G 402 Problems in Gender Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HISP-P 290 Global Portuguese: Arts and Culture
      • HISP-P 311 Advanced Grammar and Composition in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 317 Reading and Conversation in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 400 Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World I
      • HISP-P 401 Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World II
      • HISP-P 405 Literature and Film in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 412 Brazil: The Cultural Context
      • HISP-P 415 Women Writing in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 425 Structure of Portuguese Language
      • HISP-P 467 Contemporary Portuguese Literature
      • HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 475 Theatre in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 476 Prose in Portuguese
      • HISP-P 495 Luso-Brazilian Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors Seminar
      • HISP-S 269 Spanish for Health Professions
      • HISP-S 315 Spanish in the Business World
      • HISP-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction
      • HISP-S 322 Introduction to Film Analysis in Spanish
      • HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures
      • HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
      • HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
      • HISP-S 334 Panoramas of Hispanic Literature (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HISP-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context
      • HISP-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the United States
      • HISP-S 417 Hispanic Poetry
      • HISP-S 420 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction
      • HISP-S 422 Hispanic Cinema
      • HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics
      • HISP-S 427 The Structure of Spanish
      • HISP-S 429 Hispanic Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
      • HISP-S 430 The Acquisition of Spanish
      • HISP-S 435 US Latino Literatures
      • HISP-S 470 Gender in Hispanic Texts
      • HISP-S 471 Colonialism to Modernism
      • HISP-S 472 Dictatorship and Democracy in Spanish American Literature and Culture
      • HISP-S 474 Hispanic Literature and Society (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HISP-S 479 Mapping Mexico
      • HISP-S 480 Argentine Literature
      • HISP-S 481 Hispanic American National/Regional Literatures
      • HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HISP-S 498 Honors Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HISP-X 492 Individual Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature
      • HIST-A 301 Colonial America
      • HIST-F 200 Issues in Latin American History
      • HIST-F 340 Modern Argentina
      • HIST-F 345 History of Cuba and Puerto Rico
      • HIST-F 346 Modern Mexico
      • HIST-F 348 Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Reality
      • HIST-H 211 Latin American Culture and Civilization I
      • HIST-H 212 Latin American Culture and Civilization II
      • HIST-J 300 Seminar In History (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HIST-J 400 Seminar in History (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • INTL-I 202 Global Health and Environment
      • INTL-I 203 Global Development
      • INTL-I 204 Human Rights and International Law
      • INTL-I 300 Topics in International Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • INTL-I 302 Advanced Topics in Global Health and Environment
      • INTL-I 303 Advanced Topics in Global Development
      • INTL-I 304 Advanced Topics in Human Rights and International Law (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • INTL-I 305 Advanced Topics in Culture and Politics
      • INTL-I 306 Advanced Topics in Peace and Conflict
      • INTL-I 426 Advanced Topics in International Studies
      • INTL-I 428 Social Justice and the Environment
      • LATS-L 101 Introduction to Latino Studies
      • LATS-L 102 Introduction to Latino History
      • LATS-L 103 Introduction to Latino Cultures
      • LATS-L 111 Latino Film: An Introduction and Overview
      • LATS-L 200 American Borderlands
      • LATS-L 220 Introduction to Latino Literature
      • LATS-L 250 Blacks, Latinos, and Afro-Latinos: Constructing Difference and Identity
      • LATS-L 320 Advanced Topics in Latino Literature and Culture
      • LATS-L 398 Arts and Humanities Topics in Latino Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • LATS-L 400 Advanced Topics in Latino Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations
      • POLS-Y 243 Governance and Corruption across the World
      • POLS-Y 337 Latin American Politics
      • POLS-Y 343 The Politics of International Development
      • POLS-Y 360 United States Foreign Policy
      • POLS-Y 363 Comparative Foreign Policy
      • POLS-Y 399 Politics of the United Nations
      • REL-A 250 Introduction to Christianity
      • REL-C 325 Race, Religion, and Ethnicity in the Americas
    2. Free Electives. Six (6) additional credit hours:
      • Additional courses from the College Electives list.
      • BUS C-271
      • BUS-G 316 Sustainable Enterprise
      • BUS-L 314 International Business Law
      • BUS-L 355 Topics in Business Law
      • BUS-M 401 International Marketing
      • EDUC-H 350 Schooling Around the World
      • EDUC-L 441 Bilingual Education: Introduction
      • LSTU-L 231 Contemporary Labor Issues: Globalization and Labor
      • MUS-F 447 Percussion Chamber Ensemble
      • MUS-M 413 Topics in Latin American Music
      • MUS-O 450 Jazz Chamber Ensemble
      • MUS-X 414 Latin American Ensemble
      • MUS-Z 161 Steel Drumming
      • MUS-Z 213 Latin American and Latino Popular Music and Culture
      • SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SPH-B 310 Hlth Care in Diverse Communities
      • SPH-F 417 African American and Latino Families (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SPH-R 315 Leadership in a Diverse Society
      • SPH-V 422 Issues in Global Environmental Health: Investigations and Interventions (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  4. Language requirement. Complete the CASE Foreign Language requirement with one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Quechua, or Yucatec Maya.
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the LTAM-L subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the minor:

  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours:
    • LTAM-L 327
    • LTAM-X 390 Individual Study of a Latin American and Carribean Language
  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours:
    • LTAM-L 495
    • LTAM-X 490 Undergraduate Readings in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LTAMCACRT1)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.