Cultural literacy for a globalized world
SFA’s minor in Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines diverse academic disciplines. Bridging sociology, geography, history, the arts, language and politics, our minor program gives you a multifaceted perspective on Latin American culture and its importance in the rest of the world.
The study of Latin America is an exciting intellectual adventure that will give you critical insight into this rich and diverse region. Our minor program explores Latin America’s culture, politics and role in the contemporary world.
A competitive edge for future careers
Your minor in Latin American studies gives you a wide range of career options both in the U.S. and abroad. The growing Latino population in the U.S. has created a pressing need for educated professionals with a knowledge of the region to work in education, social services, community organizing, the arts, journalism, public relations, travel, business and many other fields.
Minor in Latin American studies
Students seeking to obtain a Latin American studies minor must complete two semesters of elementary Spanish and two semesters of intermediate Spanish, introduction to Latin American studies, and a capstone or independent study. Additionally, students must take 12 hours of specified elective courses from the approved list in the General Bulletin.
See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.
See the list of summer and fall 2023 courses being offered for the Latin American studies minor.