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College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The Latin American Studies minor is interdisciplinary and allows students to explore the region from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. It complements a number of programs, including history, geography, Spanish, political science and international relations.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from three or more subject areas: 18
  ANTH 48425 Ancient Mesoamerica (3)  
 DD ENG 21001 Introduction to Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (3)  
 DG GEOG 37084 Geography of South America (3)  
 DG   37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
 DG HIST 31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
 DD JUS 37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)  
  MCLS 28403 Hispanics in the United States (3)  
 DG   28404 The Latin American Experience (3)  
 DG   37143 African-Brazilian Experience in Culture and Literature (3)  
 DG PAS 24407 Caribbean Studies (3)  
    33508 The Caribbean: Quest for Nationhood (3)  
 DG POL 30550 Latin American Politics (3)  
    30551 U.S.-Latin American Relations (3)  
  SOC 32569 Minorities in America (3)  
    32610 Birth, Death and Migration (3)  
  The following courses are taught in Spanish. Students must meet the prerequisites prior to enrolling.  
  SPAN 38334 Early Spanish American Literature (3)  
    38335 Recent Spanish American Literature (3)   
    38424 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3)  
    48216 Contemporary Hispanic Culture (3)  
    48372 Spanish American Novel I (3)  
    48373 Spanish American Novel II (3)  
    48374 Modern Spanish American Drama (3)  
    48376 Contemporary Spanish American Short Story (3)  
    48378 U.S. Latina/o Writers (3)  
  TOTAL 18

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.