Latin America Building

Latin American Studies Minor

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary minor at UNCW in the College of Arts and Sciences. The minor provides students with a multifaceted understanding of Latin American politics, society, history, anthropology, languages, geography and business. The minor is designed for students who are considering careers in which comprehension of the region is important. Such careers include but are not limited to teaching, research, business, foreign affairs, non-governmental work and domestic job opportunities which involve working with Latin Americans living in the United States.

The requirements for the Latin American Studies Minor are:

Completion of 21 hours of course work from five of six possible substantive areas: Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Portuguese, Spanish.

At least one course each from five of the six areas:

ANT 304, 307, 310, 315, 317

GGY 383, 384. 386

HST 367, 368, 369, 370, 485

PLS 331, 332, 333

PRT 210, 312, 322, 422

SPN 210, 212, 304, 307, 308, 312, 322, 412, 422

Students must complete one Spanish or one Portuguese course at the 300 level or higher.

Substitutions will be approved for topic courses, seminars, field work and or study abroad that focuses primarily on Latin American issues. Students must have a "C" (2.0) average in all courses counted toward the minor.

If you have any questions about this Minor please contact the coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Horan . Her office is located in Randall Library, room 2007B. You may call her at 910-962-7929 or send her an email at horanj AT

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