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Minor in Latin American Studies

This is an interdisciplinary minor composed of courses about Latin America from programs across the College of Arts and Science. At present moment, the minor is housed in the Department of Anthropology, 112 Swallow Hall.


  • Complete 15 credit hours from at least two departments.
  • At least 6 credits must be numbered 2000 level or above.
  • Nine of the required credits must be completed at MU.
  • The elementary levels of language may NOT be used to fulfill minor requirements.
  • Intermediate-level language courses may be used to meet minor requirements.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for each course taken in the minor. A minimum cumulative GPA in all minor coursework is 2.0.
Course Options
ANTHRO 4640Prehistory of the Greater Southwest3
ANTHRO 4650Prehistory of Mesoamerica3
ANTHRO 4680Cultures and Peoples of the Amazon3
FILMS_VS 3875Brazilian Cinema3
GEOG 2340South America3
GEOG 3140Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean3
GEOG 3496Digital Indigenous Studies3
GEOG 4770Migration and Immigration3
HIST 1840Colonial Latin America3
HIST 1850Latin America Since Independence3
HIST 3860History of Mexico3
HIST 3870Social Revolution in Latin America3
LINGST 4721Structure of Modern Spanish3
LINGST 4723Language and Society: Spanish in the U.S.3
PEA_ST 3870Social Revolution in Latin America3
POL_SC 2700Comparative Political Systems3
POL_SC 2700HComparative Political Systems - Honors3
POL_SC 4600Latin American Politics3
PORT 2160Intermediate Portuguese3
PORT 2310Brazilian Civilization3
PORT 3420Survey of Brazilian Literature3
PORT 3420HSurvey of Brazilian Literature - Honors3
PORT 3875Brazilian Cinema3
PORT 3885Twenty-First Century South American Cinema3
PORT 4070Intensive Beginning Portuguese3
SPAN 2160Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation3
GEOG 4560Resources and Indigenous Peoples3
GEOG 4560WResources and Indigenous Peoples - Writing Intensive3
SPAN 2160HIntermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation - Honors3
SPAN 2330Latin American Civilization3
SPAN 3150Advanced Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 3150HAdvanced Spanish Conversation - Honors3
SPAN 3160Advanced Spanish Composition3
SPAN 3280Commercial Spanish3
SPAN 3400Mexican Culture and Civilization2-3
SPAN 3420Introduction to Hispanic Literature I3
SPAN 3420WIntroduction to Hispanic Literature I - Writing Intensive3
SPAN 3430Introduction to Hispanic Literature II3
SPAN 3430HIntroduction to Hispanic Literature II - Honors3
SPAN 3430WIntroduction to Hispanic Literature II - Writing Intensive3
SPAN 3885Twenty-First Century South American Cinema3
SPAN 4120Foreign Language Teaching Methodology3
SPAN 4130Stylistics3
SPAN 4130WStylistics - Writing Intensive3
SPAN 4460Advanced Contemporary Culture of Spanish America3
SPAN 4461Advanced Spanish Civilization3
SPAN 4470Survey of Spanish American Literature I3
SPAN 4471Survey of Spanish American Literature II3
SPAN 4480Mexican Literature3
SPAN 4530The Spanish American Theatre3
SPAN 4540Afro-Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 4721Structure of Modern Spanish3
SPAN 4723Language and Society: Spanish in the U.S.3
WGST 2250Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality in the Americas3
WGST 2250WGender, Race, Class and Sexuality in the Americas - Writing Intensive3


  • Courses required for the minor may also be used to meet the College of Arts & Science Foundation requirements.
  • Minors are only awarded to undergraduate students who are simultaneous recipients of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students may not earn a major and a minor in the same field. In addition, students may not earn a major emphasis and a minor in the same field.

Questions about the minor? Contact Prof. Robert Walker, WalkerRo@missouri.edu, Department of Anthropology, 219 Swallow Hall.