Minor in Latin American Studies

Requirements for the minor in Latin American Studies | Rutgers University-Newark

Latin American Studies Minor

Students will complete 18 credits chosen from Core and Elective courses, and must earn a C or higher in all classes counted towards the minor. The distribution of the requirements will be as follows:

  • At least 3 courses in Core courses, from at least two different departments.
  • The remainder of the courses will be chosen from core and elective courses so that each minor will have taken courses in at least three different departments.
  • Language proficiency: each minor will demonstrate proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese either by completing a course in either language at the 200 level or by placement exam.

Core Courses:

HISTORY

  • 21:510:207 History of Colonial Latin America
  • 21:510:208 History of Modern Latin America
  • 21:510:311 Latin America and the United States
  • 21:510:374,375 History of Spain
  • 21:510:377 Portugal and Its Empire

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • 21:790:311 Government and Politics of Latin America
  • 21:790:345 International Relations of Latin America

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

  • 21:070:352 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE

  • 21:812:208 Introduction to Brazilian Literature
  • 21:812:318,319 Brazilian and Lusophone World Literature in English Translation
  • 21:812:349 Brazilian Film and Literature
  • 21:940:208 Introduction to Latin American Literature
  • 21:940:343,344 Latin American Literature in English Translation
  • 21:940:348 Hispanic Film and Literature
  • 21:940:350 U.S. Hispanic Literature

Electives:

ECONOMICS

  • 21:220:339 Economic Development

ENGLISH

  • 21:352:324 Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • 21:352:356 Caribbean Literature
  • 21:352:368 Narratives of Migration in the Americas

HISTORY

  • 21:510:312 Democracy and Rebellion in Modern Latin America
  • 21:510:317 History of the Caribbean
  • 21:510:325 History of Mexico and Central America
  • 21:510:441,442 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • 21:790:345 International Relations of Latin America

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

  • 21:920:375 Poverty and Growth in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE

  • 21:812:321 Oral History of Newark's Ironbound Neighborhood
  • 21:812:342,343 Lusophone World Culture I and II
  • 21:812:351 Soccer, Samba, and Spiritualism: Performing the Nation in Portugal and Brazil
  • 21:812:440,441 Topics in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture
  • 21:940:270 Puerto Rican Literature
  • 21:940:304 Slavery, Race, and Black Experience in Spanish-American Literature
  • 21:940:322 Latino Bilingualism in the United States
  • 21:940:324 Puerto Rican Narrative
  • 21:940:331 Themes in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature
  • 21:940:333 The Latin American Short Story
  • 21:940:341,342 Iberian and Ibero-American Civilization
  • 21:940:375 Indigenous and Indigenista Literature from Latin America
  • 21:940:379 National Literature of Spanish America
  • 21:940:381 Journalism in the Hispanic World: From Theory to Practice
  • 21:940:432 Spanish-American Literature of the Post-Boom
  • 21:940:453 Hispanic Women Writers
  • 21:940:454 Contemporary Latin American Novel
  • 21:940:460 Early Spanish-American Literature
  • 21:940:461 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature
  • 21:940:462 Spanish-American Literature: 20th-Century Poetry and Prose
  • 21:940:498 Theoretical Approaches to Hispanic Literature and Culture