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Latin American Studies (Minor)

The Latin American Studies minor offers an opportunity to study one of the most diverse and fascinating regions of the world. You’ll explore issues and topics pertaining to Latin America with courses from various fields of study including music, politics, economics, women’s studies, archeology, theatre, art history, language, literature, architecture, agriculture, science and history. The minor is beneficial to students interested in careers in teaching, law, health care, business, communications, the arts, nonprofits, government and other fields, and for students wishing to pursue graduate degrees with emphasis on area studies or foreign language.

Latin American Studies (Minor)


Description


What is Latin American Studies at ODU like?

The Latin American Studies minor offers an opportunity to study one of the most diverse and fascinating regions of the world. You’ll explore issues and topics pertaining to Latin America with courses from various fields of study including music, politics, economics, women’s studies, archeology, theatre, art history, language, literature, architecture, agriculture, science and history. The minor is beneficial to students interested in careers in teaching, law, health care, business, communications, the arts, nonprofits, government and other fields, and for students wishing to pursue graduate degrees with emphasis on area studies or foreign language.

Program Highlights


What makes Latin American Studies at ODU unique?

  • Interdisciplinary courses (in Spanish or English)

  • Interactive, proficiency-oriented classes

  • Opportunity to practice language skills through class projects, language clubs, and other events

  • Students have access to the Language Learning Center as a resource

Courses


What are some courses offered in Latin American Studies at ODU?

GEOG 454W:
Latin America


A geographical analysis of the interrelationships among physical, cultural, economic, and political factors in Latin America. |This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: Junior standing, GEOG 100S or GEOG 101S, a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, or permission of the instructor.

INBU 432:
Doing Business in Latin America


A survey to provide an overview of the contemporary business environment in Latin America. Topics will include an examination of the social, political and economic forces which affect business in Latin America. Prerequisites: MGMT 325, FIN 323, and MKTG 311 or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean

HIST 372:
Central America and the Caribbean Since 1800


This course surveys socio-economic and political change after about 1800 in the Caribbean Basin (Central America and the insular Caribbean), a region whose diverse colonial, ethnic, labor and migratory experiences will provide rich opportunities for comparative study. Plantation slavery and its legacies, independence movements, export-led economic growth, nationalism, social movements, revolution and great-power rivalries will be the major themes. Prerequisites: HIST 100H or HIST 101H or HIST 102H or HIST 103H or HIST 104H or HIST 105H or HIST 126H or HIST 127H.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Latin American Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Latin American Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

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Name:

Angelica Huizar Ph.D.


Location:

5002 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3928


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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