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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.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  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 GEOG 37085 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)    
 DG HIST 31140 Modern Latin America (3)    
  HIST 31141 Early Latin America (3)    
 DD CRIM 37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)    
 DG MCLS 28404 The Latin American Experience (3)    
 DG PAS 24407 Caribbean Studies (3)    
  PAS 33508 The Caribbean: Quest for Nationhood (3)    
 DG POL 30550 Latin American Politics (3)    
  SOC 32569 Minorities in America (3)    
  The following courses are taught in Spanish. Students must meet the prerequisites prior to enrolling.    
WIC/ELR SPAN 38334 Early Spanish American Literature (3)    
WIC/ELR SPAN 38335 Recent Spanish American Literature (3)     
  SPAN 38424 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3)    
  SPAN 48216 Contemporary Hispanic Culture (3)    
  SPAN 48376 Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3)    
  SPAN 48378 U.S. Latina/o Writers (3)    


Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).