Latin American Studies

Contact: Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Politics
Julie A. Charlip, History (on Sabbatical, 2014-15)
Jason Pribilsky, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies

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Latin America is a diverse region stretching from Mexico to Chile, including 18 Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil. The Latin American studies minor offers the opportunity to study the area through an interdisciplinary approach that includes language, literature, history, politics, economics, society, and culture.

The Latin American Studies minor: Twenty credits as follows:

Two Latin American history courses (history majors cannot count these courses toward their history major requirements.)
Eight credits from among the following courses: Spanish 205/206, 305/306, 325, 341, 342, 343 or any 400-level courses taught in Spanish on a Latin American topic.

Four credits from among the following supporting courses: Anthropology 259; History 188, 209, 219, 283, 287, 288, 381, 382, 384, 387, 389, 495; Politics 242, 334, 335; Spanish 341, 342, 343, 411, 421, 437, 449, 454, 457; and World Literature 381-390, when the topic is Spanish American cinema or literature, and other courses by consent of the adviser(s) in Latin American studies.

A minimum of eight credits in Latin American history and in Spanish for this minor must be completed at Whitman, and none of these credits may be taken P-D-F or as independent study or directed reading.

The Latin American Studies minor for Spanish majors: Twenty credits as follows:

Three Latin American history courses.

Eight credits from among the following supporting courses: Anthropology 259; History 283, 287, 381, 382, 384, 387, 389, 495; Politics 242, 334, 335; Spanish 411, 421, 437, 449, 454, 457; and World Literature 387-390, when the topic is Spanish American cinema or literature (not to be duplicated in major requirement credit), and other courses by consent of the adviser(s) in Latin American studies.

A minimum of eight credits in Latin American history for this minor must be completed at Whitman, and none of these credits may be taken P-D-F or as independent study or directed reading.