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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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