Latin American studies minor requirements

A minimum of five credits taken in three or more departments.

You need to take five courses to obtain the minor; only LAST 120/HIST 120 is required. Please also note that courses taught in the Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department are offered both in Spanish and English. Either way, they count for the minor.

Required courses

  • LAST 120/HIST 120 Introduction to Latin America



  • ARTD-350 Contemporary Latin American Art (offered every other year)

Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

  • SPAN 310 Introduction to Literary Analysis (if related to Latin America; in Spanish)
  • SPAN 320 Latin American Film: Love, Money, Crime & Revolution (in English)
  • SPAN 324 Spanish American Literature (In Spanish)
  • SPAN 326 Topics in Spanish Language (if related to Latin America; in Spanish)
  • SPAN 336 Special Topics in Hispanophone History & Culture (Spanish or English)
  • SPAN 466 Topics in Literature (if related to Latin America) (in Spanish or English)


  • HIST 120 The Mexican Revolution
  • HIST 220 History of Brazil
  • HIST 220 The Marvelous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro
  • HIST 220 Radical Thought in Latin America
  • HIST 220 History of Mexico
  • HIST 220 History Thru Movies: Brazilian Cinema & The Creation of National Identity
  • HIST 220 The Age of Revolution: Latin American Independence

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Political Science

  • POLS 280 Latino Politics

Sociology and Anthropology

  • ANTH 271 Cultures of Latin America (offered every other year)

Travel courses

Latin American related only and must be approved beforehand by the program coordinator. 

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.