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Along with the varied courses eligible for this program, students are encouraged to participate in an international exchange program to Latin America which may also count toward the minor.
The minor can complement and further strengthen other fields of study, such as law, education, medicine, economics, business, social work, science and engineering.
Students in Latin American studies can explore careers in:
- Community development
- International relations
The Minor in Latin American Studies consists of 18 credit hours of courses offered. This interdisciplinary program features courses from various departments, including anthropology, history and French, Spanish and Italian.
Expected duration: 18 credit hours
The Latin American studies minor consists of 18 credit hours of courses from a minimum of two departments chosen from the list of approved courses.
Earning a minor in Arts
A minor is comprised of 18 credit hours which are in a subject field that is different from a declared major. To earn a minor in a subject field as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must successfully complete 18 credit hours in a subject field approved by the Faculty of Arts as a minor.
Minors offered by the Faculty of Arts are listed under each area of study’s section of the Academic Calendar. Arts students may complete minor programs offered by other Faculties/Schools providing the minor program consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours and all other degree requirements are satisfied.
Degree requirements for all BA degrees
Students in the BA General, BA Advanced and BA Honours degree must complete the following requirements as part of their degree:
- 6 credit hours of humanities
- 6 credit hours of social sciences
- 6 credit hours of sciences
- 3 credit hours of written English (W)
- 3 credit hours of mathematics (M)
- 3 credit hours of Indigenous course content (students entering as of fall 2021)
- 6 credit hours in each of 5 different subject fields
The 3 credit hours of written English and 3 credit hours of mathematics are to satisfy the written English and mathematics requirement.
For full details on these requirements, refer to the Academic Calendar.
Sample course offerings
- ANTH 2690: Peoples and Cultures of Contemporary Latin America (3 credit hours)
- SPAN 2200: Spanish American Culture and Civilization (3 credit hours)
- SPAN 3300: Cinema and Literature (3 credit hours)
- SPAN 3320: Testimony and Human Rights in Latin America (3 credit hours)
- HIST 2150: Independent Latin America (A) (3 credit hours)
- HIST 3020: South America Since 1945 (A) (3 credit hours)
- HIST 3750: Indigenous Peoples in Modern Latin America (A) (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
For entry to the Minor in Latin American Studies, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in six credit hours from the approved list.
Please check with your faculty for details on how to declare Latin American studies as your minor program of study.
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